Posted 3 months ago
The voluntary road away from the gratification cycles of addiction seems to involve the human frontal cortex, the processes of valuing and choosing and deciding. Models for effective and lasting change may have more to do with processes colloquially described as “making up one’s mind” than with counterconditioning and skill training. I do not discount the demonstrated value of behavioral approaches, which are modeled to some extent after allopathic medicine. I do puzzle, however, about what really constitutes motivation for change and what finally sets in motion the process of altering that which has been so persistent.

William R. Miller

Addictive Behaviors, 1996: 21(6). p. 842.

Posted 5 months ago

Wild mushroom skillet. Good morning! (at Hammond Bay)

Posted 6 months ago
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Posted 7 months ago
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living, I want to know what you ache for. It doesn’t interest me how old you are, I want to know if you are willing to risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine.

It doesn’t interest me where you live or how rich you are, I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and be sweet to the ones you love.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and truly like the company you keep in the empty moments of your life.
Posted 7 months ago
Posted 7 months ago

Buick Riviera, as it ought to have been

Posted 7 months ago

nevver:

Hot Wheels

My 1/32 scale slot car set had one of these (white), which always beat the Lotus (British racing green).

Posted 7 months ago

Perfectionism is not the key to success. In fact, research shows that perfectionism hampers achievement. Perfectionism is correlated with depression, anxiety, addiction and life paralysis or missed opportunities. The fear of failing, making mistakes, not meeting people’s expectations, and being criticized keeps us outside of the arena where healthy competition and striving unfolds.

Last, Perfectionism is not a way to avoid shame. Perfectionism is a form of shame. Where we struggle with perfectionism, we struggle with shame.

Posted 7 months ago

John Steinbeck, East of Eden