Does Personality Change?

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Do you remember the Marshmallow Experiment? In the 1970's, Walter Mischel conducted an experiment at Stanford in delayed gratification. Children were given one marshmallow then told if they could wait 15 minutes to eat it, they would get a second marshmallow. The original thought behind the results of this study were that children who could…

Radical Forgiveness

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The first time I met Laura was in 2007 at Blogtoberfest San Marcos. Years later, we shared a bed at Tara Anderson's during the second StartupWeekend Boulder. This was back when Blackberry's were popular - and I remember laughing because we both slept with our Blackberry's under our pillows - on vibrate...so we wouldn't miss…

Obsessions

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Recently a friend introduced me to the library. Mind you I've had my Boulder Public Library card for a while, but a couple weeks ago I did the unthinkable and actually checked out a couple books. Books I've been reading. I love to read. Especially at night in bed. Definitely on my list of top…

Lucid Dreaming

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Last night in honor of my birthday we performed an SP ceremony and then I went home to do some lucid dreaming. I was in bed by 9 PM following a guided meditation specifically for healing through lucid dreaming. Around 2:38 AM I woke up in the middle of a dream where I was having…

Born Naked

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I'm writing this post sitting in my dining room - naked. Seemed fitting, given the day. My mother likes to tell a story about how when I was growing up, during the period when she was a single mom struggling to make ends meet, she spent months saving up to buy me a scooter for…

Do Over

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If I had my life to do over again - I would say YES to more adventures. This morning I got a text message..."Do you want to go sledding?" Truthfully I had already made other plans...but when I read that message my entire body said "YES. YES. I WANT TO GO SLEDDING". So I threw on my…

Secret Wish

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Have you ever had a secret wish? Something you wanted with all your heart but could never admit aloud? Maybe you were even embarrassed or ashamed of this wish? I have a secret wish. I know it will never come true and every time it crosses my mind my body tightens. Still...I wish...    

Empty Buckets

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I once stood on the balcony of Great Oaks Manor on a sweltering summer night and cried. The same balcony pictured above. Probably not too long after that photo was taken.[1. Photo by Mr. S.] There were june bugs everywhere. Falling through cracks in the floorboards, stranded on their backs their tiny legs desperately flailing…

Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate

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The last few days I've been trying to troubleshoot a Woocommerce product display search problem in WordPress. I found the .php file the page was displaying...couldn't find any problem. Looked through the functions file for the child theme...everything was perfect. Finally, I added a filter to the bottom of the functions file: add_filter('post_limits', 'postsperpage'); function…