Dogs Are Smarter Than People: Writing Life, Marriage and Motivation

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November 23, 2022 00:21:59
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Those malicious mo-fos aren’t evil, they are just stupid

Over on Medium, Michael Lin has a post of short tidbits that he’s learned from reading 100 self-development books. That’s a lot of books. And it’s a lot of two-three sentence tidbits that he has, but one of them leapt out at met his week. And it’s this: “Don’t attribute to malice what can be attributed to stupidity. Most of the world is not trying to fuck you over. Most of the world can do stupid things though, especially me.” DOG TIP FOR LIFE You might expect everyone to throw you into the dog pound or the UPS man to come steal your bacon, but it's just fear. Not reality. LINKS TO LEARN MORE https://news.yahoo.com/woman-mistakes-seasoning-packet-for-bath-salts-has-very-weird-bath-i-just-turned-myself-into-literal-soup-203340089.html SHOUT OUT! The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License.  Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song?  It’s “Summer Spliff” by Broke For Free. WE HAVE EXTRA CONTENT ALL ABOUT LIVING HAPPY OVER HERE! It's pretty awesome. AND we have a writing tips podcast called WRITE BETTER NOW! We have a podcast, LOVING THE STRANGE, which we stream live on Carrie’s Facebook and Twitter and YouTube on Fridays. Her Facebook and Twitter handles are all carriejonesbooks or carriejonesbook. But she also has extra cool content focused on writing tips here. Carrie is reading one of her poems every week on CARRIE DOES POEMS. And there you go! Whew! That's a lot! ...

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November 15, 2022 00:23:41
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Kitty Pee in the Pantry, The Chicken Man and Scale of Positive Experiences

Let’s say your cat gets trapped in the pantry overnight and manages to chew through two bags of cat nip, spread it throughout the pantry and then have a panicked pea on top of a bucket of cashews before knocking over a vase, which smashes to the ground alerting you to the fact that she’s been stuck in there all night. Or let's say you're a guy who decides to eat 40 whole chickens for 40 days. You can take those experiences and be . . . something? This episode we look into the chicken man and the cat peeing in the pantry and the scale of positive and negative experiences. SOURCES Diener, E., Wirtz, D., Tov, W., Kim-Prieto, C., Choi. D., Oishi, S., & Biswas-Diener, R. (In press). New measures of well-being: Flourishing and positive and negative feelings. Social Indicators Research. https://psychologyroots.com/scale-of-positive-and-negative-experience-spane/ Schimmack, U., Diener, E., & Oishi, S. (2002). Life-satisfaction is a momentary judgment and a stable personality characteristic: The use of chronically accessible and stable sources. Journal of Personality, 70, 345-385. Schimmack, U. & Reisenzein, R. (2002). Experiencing activation: Energetic arousal and tense arousal are not mixtures of valence and activation. Emotion, 2, 412-417 Schimmack, U., & Grob, A. (2000). Dimensional models of core affect: A quantitative comparison by means of structural equation modeling. European Journal of Personality, 14, 325-345. Diener, E., & Biswas-Diener, R. (2008) Happiness: unlocking the mysteries of psychological wealth. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. ...

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November 09, 2022 00:22:46
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Eat a Frog For Breakfast And Being More Efficient

This week's episode is all about special dog dinners and eating frogs for breakfast. So, yeah, basically time management. Come hang out with us! REFERENCES https://apnews.com/article/san-francisco-restaurants-dogs-a6c1ba368023209a1bb5afd027b76742 https://liberalarts.tamu.edu/psychology/2019/09/26/what-is-time-blocking/ https://betterhumans.pub/4-unsexy-one-minute-habits-that-save-me-30-hours-every-week-5eb49e42f84e SHOUT OUT! The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License.  Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song?  It’s “Summer Spliff” by Broke For Free. WE HAVE EXTRA CONTENT ALL ABOUT LIVING HAPPY OVER HERE! It's pretty awesome. AND we have a writing tips podcast called WRITE BETTER NOW! We have a podcast, LOVING THE STRANGE, which we stream live on Carrie’s Facebook and Twitter and YouTube on Fridays. Her Facebook and Twitter handles are all carriejonesbooks or carriejonesbook. But she also has extra cool content focused on writing tips here. Carrie is reading one of her poems every week on CARRIE DOES POEMS. And there you go! Whew! That's a lot! ...

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November 02, 2022 00:21:50
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Naughty Ghosts and Is Hard Work and Consistency Really The Key To Financial Success

Let’s talk about life lessons, you know those pity-ass short messages that are meant to give us massive epiphanies that turn our lives around completely. I want to tell you that I hate life lessons. And we talk about naughty ghosts in a house in Texas, too. Come hang out! SOURCES https://www.foxnews.com/media/texas-homeowner-hooker-ghosts-taken-over-rental-property-trying-stir-up-business https://www.anxietyculture.com/puritan.htm https://www.ramseysolutions.com/retirement/the-national-study-of-millionaires-research SHOUT OUT! The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License.  Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song?  It’s “Summer Spliff” by Broke For Free. WE HAVE EXTRA CONTENT ALL ABOUT LIVING HAPPY OVER HERE! It's pretty awesome. AND we have a writing tips podcast called WRITE BETTER NOW! We have a podcast, LOVING THE STRANGE, which we stream live on Carrie’s Facebook and Twitter and YouTube on Fridays. Her Facebook and Twitter handles are all carriejonesbooks or carriejonesbook. But she also has extra cool content focused on writing tips here. Carrie is reading one of her poems every week on CARRIE DOES POEMS. And there you go! Whew! That's a lot! ...

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October 25, 2022 00:22:51
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Meth In Your Underwear And Is Farting Your True Purpose

Join us as we talk a little more about finding your damn purpose and sticking to it the way your dog will stick to farting in your office. And no, your purpose is not to change out the toilet paper rolls unless you want it to be. LINKS WE TALK ABOUT: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/seven_ways_to_find_your_purpose_in_life https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article267795392.html SHOUT OUT! The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License.  Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song?  It’s “Summer Spliff” by Broke For Free. WE HAVE EXTRA CONTENT ALL ABOUT LIVING HAPPY OVER HERE! It's pretty awesome. AND we have a writing tips podcast called WRITE BETTER NOW! We have a podcast, LOVING THE STRANGE, which we stream live on Carrie’s Facebook and Twitter and YouTube on Fridays. Her Facebook and Twitter handles are all carriejonesbooks or carriejonesbook. But she also has extra cool content focused on writing tips here. Carrie is reading one of her poems every week on CARRIE DOES POEMS. And there you go! Whew! That's a lot! ...

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October 18, 2022 00:16:50
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Addicted to Self Help and Puppy Dog Eyes

This episode we talk about the two traps of self-improvement: the unworthy trap and the unapplied knowledge trap. And also puppy dog eyes. As Tony Robbins says (and Roomer quotes), “Knowledge is not power…it’s potential power. Execution will trump knowledge any day.” — Tony Robbins DOG TIP FOR LIFE FROM SPARTY DOG It's okay to know who you are and go after what you want. SHOUT OUT! The music we’ve clipped and shortened in this podcast is awesome and is made available through the Creative Commons License.  Here’s a link to that and the artist’s website. Who is this artist and what is this song?  It’s “Summer Spliff” by Broke For Free. WE HAVE EXTRA CONTENT ALL ABOUT LIVING HAPPY OVER HERE! It's pretty awesome. AND we have a writing tips podcast called WRITE BETTER NOW! We have a podcast, LOVING THE STRANGE, which we stream live on Carrie’s Facebook and Twitter and YouTube on Fridays. Her Facebook and Twitter handles are all carriejonesbooks or carriejonesbook. But she also has extra cool content focused on writing tips here. Carrie is reading one of her poems every week on CARRIE DOES POEMS. And there you go! Whew! That's a lot! ...

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