Always Hungry

“In the early hours of the parking lot outside the strip club, when the sky was the color of dust on a bureau, when he hadn’t been hungry at all but felt so trapped between the nothing he’d driven away from and the nothing before him that he’d eaten an entire cheesecake with his fingers, … Continue reading Always Hungry

My Dopamine Fast – The Aftermath

Despite cheating on the food component of my stimulation fast, the day felt successful. But did those effects carry over into the coming days? Was it worth it? Would I do it again? My short answer is "yes." For one, I found a fresh appreciation for the technology in my life. Podcasts, audiobooks, and music … Continue reading My Dopamine Fast – The Aftermath

Self-Protective Self-Criticism

Source:  Self-Compassion - Kristin Neff Bold italicized sentences indicate book quotes. Why are so many of us so hard on ourselves?  It feels counter-intuitive. We want to succeed and become the best versions of ourselves. It makes no sense to self-sabotage with self-destructive thinking. Kristen Neff, psychologist and self-compassion specialist, suggests a straightforward explanation for … Continue reading Self-Protective Self-Criticism