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Shenanigans & Ruminations

Appreciation (Still) Never Gets Old

As we were out all day and I nearly forgot to post this, I will keep it simple. Tonight I shall make a(nother) list of things I am appreciating: How easy (and quick) it is to write a list of appreciation That our trip today was smooth and fun, by and large My burrito! And […]

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Blogging Creativity Topics

Reaching for Satisfaction: Creativity Edition

Since starting up this blog again ten days ago–actually, for several months now–I have been thinking about what, exactly, this blog means to me. More importantly, whether I’m blogging or doing something else creatively, I have been searching for what I want to do next. It may turn out to be blogging specifically. It may […]

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Blogging Music Career Personal Growth

A Fresh Start

In the past few years I have been doing everything I can to get a fresh perspective, to do things that are fun, that are different from the old routines of work and stress, that get me out of the old ruts, the old mental thoughts, the old habits. This blog was a great way […]

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Blogging

Will Let You Know

Well, well, well… here we are. It seems I have found myself writing my blog on a daily basis once again 🙂 Without any fanfare and without specifically addressing it, I started up the personal reflection machine that is myhappinessobsession.com mid-month. It has been cool so far. Today I have been looking around on this […]

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Shenanigans & Ruminations

The Subjective Reality Conundrum

Generally speaking, we humans think that what we are experiencing each moment is “reality.” As in, “That’s just reality. That’s the way it IS.” But in actuality, our experience each moment is changing, being colored by our mood, by our recent experiences, by our expectations, by our thoughts, and by the stories we tell ourselves […]

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Creative Writing Health & Outdoors

“The Trusty Jog” (Ode to Running)

A few days ago I blogged about how much I am appreciating my runs these days as a mental uplifter to set me up with a good day. Tonight I got poetic on the subject 🙂 “The Trusty Jog” I got caught up in a murky thought But that’s okay, I’m not distraught It’s a […]

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Health & Outdoors Home Life Miscellaneous

Just Another Mellow Pleasing Day

Today was a pleasant balance of free-time and structured time, me-time and time shared with others. All in all, it had several elements of my ideal Saturday 🙂 Allow me to enumerate: 6am: up and at ’em while still dark out (see featured image above), 10 mile run along the American River Parkway. Bee-you-tee-ful sky, […]

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Law of Attraction Personal Growth

Why Not Be as the Sun?

“If you will release all concern about how others feel about you, and focus only upon how you feel about them, you will unearth your core understanding of who you really are and you will discover what true freedom really is.” -Abraham-Hicks This quote is at the heart of what I believe to be the […]

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Health & Outdoors

My New-and-Improved, Pandemic-Era Running Regime

I had two primary running goals coming into 2020: first, to run over 1000 miles for the year, as I did last year; second, to run a 20-miler. I’m within 30 miles of achieving the first goal, with over 2 1/2 months to go, and I ran 20 miles for the first time back in […]

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Miscellaneous Shenanigans & Ruminations

Appreciation Never Gets Old

Here is tonight’s list of things I am appreciating in my life: That I enjoy what I do professionally is rewarding, fun, fulfilling, and satisfying. My new computer, a blessedly fresh start. Running, an incredible outlet and mood enhancer, nowadays more than ever. My Wife, and our incredible relationship built on love and communication. Our […]