Being Stimulant-Free

I like being 100% stimulant free – no coffee, caffeinated tea, chocolate, caffeinated soda, etc. This means no decaf either since decaf still contains some caffeine. I base this on lots of personal experimentation. I’ve gone some years of my life with no stimulants, and I’ve also gone for long stretches consuming coffee daily. The…

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Emotional Concussions

This morning while listening to the audiobook League of Denial, which is about the NFL’s attempts to downplay and deny the serious links between football and degenerative brain damage, it struck me that the athletes themselves were in an untenable position. Imagine trying to defend yourself while suffering the many problems of a dysfunctional brain,…

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Being Too Quiet

When I was younger, I was conditioned to yield to authority. Go to school. Go to church. Obey the parents. One of the most common commands was: Be quiet. Hush. Pipe down. Silence is a virtue. Children should be seen and not heard. So I learned to stay quiet – about problems, about desires, about…

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