Archive for June, 2012

How to Stop Taking Rejection Personally

“It’s too bad that I did the bad thing, screw up, but I’m not a worm, I’m not a louse, I give myself what we call USA – unconditional self-acceptance, just because I’m alive and human, for no other reason. So therefore, if you don’t like me, I don’t like that – I’d like you […]

On Social Rejection (Albert Ellis’ Amazing Experiment)

“New research suggests that the same areas in the brain that signify physical pain are activated at moments of intense social loss.” – NY Times. In other words, social rejection. But social rejection can be beneficial. The pain is telling you to take up other opportunities. Rejection is the quiet sage that indirectly gives feedback. […]

On Belonging (Or the Realization at Starbucks)

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.” -Sir Cecil Beaton March 22nd, 2012. Davis, California. 3:15PM. Maybe I’m fooling myself. I say to myself, “I’m probably sure that’s another flake” as I […]