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Those nasty negative emotions. If only we could just do away with them, right? But they have value, and they show up more in creative (right-brained) thinkers. Here’s why they are both valuable and in larger quantity in creative types, … Continue reading
In my all-time most viewed post, Serotonin and Social Status, I inquired as to whether there are mindsets that protect us from societal influences on serotonin levels. Five years later I finally attempt to answer that question with Does Competency-Awareness Drive Serotonin Levels? Jordan … Continue reading
Jordan B. Peterson is known for an ostensibly uncontroversial position: the reality of malevolence and malevolent people. This position seems at odds (he says as much) with Buddhism’s perspective that Evil is essentially ignorance. Buddha taught (quote TBD) that evil is … Continue reading
Back in 2002, I created xvsxp.com, and when I shuttered the site in 2005 (due to personal matters), the downloadable pdf of the site had received over a quarter of a million downloads, and that’s just the pdf.
Back in 2013, I wrote what I didn’t know would become my all-time most popular blog post, Serotonin and Social Status. In that post, I posed this question: “Are there mindfulness strategies that might moderate against ‘societal’ influence on serotonin? … Continue reading
Just in time for Christmas! Super Human is now available in paperback ($12.95) from Amazon: If you prefer eBooks, you can pick it up for just $2.99 from Amazon and Apple Books. If you prefer hardcover, message me.
As an oil painting BFA candidate in 1987, I made this painting. It no longer exists, because a senior student shamed me for liking comics; I’m pretty sure I painted over it. The world is not worse off that this … Continue reading
This week I started working on my new novel Super Human: Out of Time, the sequel to Super Human. The idea for the sequel was born out of a recent tragedy. Anxiety is a theme in the first book, and … Continue reading