Hi all, We resent people at times because they did something wrong to us. Maybe they lied to us. Maybe they did not help us when we needed it. Then, we resented them and stopped talking. Or at least, we stopped being as close. I think everyone experiences something along these lines at some... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick This is the story of my complicated relationship with money and how such a relationship came to be. In the telling of this story, I’ll need to explore the nature of fear and how our parents’ fears end up shaping our own inner psychological landscapes. Before becoming an adult and leaving home,... Continue Reading →
Hi all, I hope everyone is doing well! Today, I want to talk about one way I use without knowing that makes me value and hang onto my habits more: leaving my habits for a while. I have been getting back to some of my old habits recently and I like this. I also have... Continue Reading →
Welcome to your life: Whether it's a good day or bad day, it doesn't really matter. They've all started to fade together and you've realized the years have slipped through your fingertips.
Those who regularly read my posts have likely noticed that I’ve been silent for several weeks. In fact, it’s been close to a month since I published my last blog. Well, I’m back now and feeling strong and ready to go. I truly believe that my time away from writing gave me the opportunity to... Continue Reading →
The sunset shimmered its last pinkish-orange breath of the hazy evening as my mom announced, “This is the place,” as we descended into the valley of twinkling lights. Snow was still glimmering on the mountainside as the day began to wind down. I was as excited as I was anxious about what lied ahead.
The open mind is not as much "attainable" as it is unconsciously undesired. The key is - accepting an idea or opinion doesn't mean you agree with it.
A few days ago, Bogdan brought up destiny in one of his posts, which got me thinking more about this notion. It often seems, or at least is presented as, mysterious. But on reflection, the basic concept itself was fairly straightforward. One's destin-y is one's eventual destin-ation. It's where you'll arrive, the place you'll end... Continue Reading →
Hi all, I want to talk about googling information today because I made a mistake regarding it the other day. I love technology. I think it is very helpful in a lot of ways. We should embrace it. But as with everything, it has some bad sides as well. You probably heard the warnings against... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick I didn’t publish a blog here last week. I kept coming up with possible topics, but none of them felt right for one reason or another. I’m getting better and better at trusting that little voice inside that says, “Wait, Troy, something feels wrong about this. Be patient. You’ll know it—very viscerally—when... Continue Reading →
Hello everyone, I want to talk about a strategy that I use when I need to make a decision and see how it resonates with you all. We make decisions all the time. We get up and we decide whether we get out of bed at that time or not. We decide whether we want... Continue Reading →
SnapDragon is out on Maternity Leave! Peace to all. 🕊
By Troy Headrick Exactly two weeks ago today my grandmother died. This past weekend, I received a text from Robin, a wonderful person and the most senior tutor in our writing center, letting me know that her elderly father had passed away in small-town Ohio, so she has been gone from work these past three... Continue Reading →
Situation: Peter has got a job offer in a country far from his home country. The job pays well and is a significant upgrade from his current job. He will have to stay there at least 5 years. The question that is bothering him is that he does not know anyone in that country and he... Continue Reading →
Hi everyone, Today I want to talk about traveling again but the traveling time itself (for example, the time you spend in airports or on planes, in buses etc.) (If you want to read about the benefits of traveling to different destinations, check my post here). I am writing this post because I will travel... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick It’s possible some of you may have noted my absence these last couple of weeks. There’s good reason for that. My maternal grandmother, a woman with whom I lived when I was growing up because of the instability of my parents’ marriage, died eight days ago now. She was 103 years old.... Continue Reading →
Situation: John retired two years ago. He did the job he loved for his whole life and his job gave meaning to his life. Without his job now, he is feeling empty. He feels he lost his life purpose. This feeling is making him think that he wants to go back to work. Now, he is... Continue Reading →
Situation: Jane is in the job she had been dreaming of since high-school. She studied in a major that will help her get this job in college. Then, she worked at smaller jobs that will give her experience to get this job. After 5 years after college, she got the job she wanted and has been... Continue Reading →
Hi everyone, Let’s talk about how we can best pass time. How can we make sure that our time is productive and also relaxing? My mornings are usually productive. I like getting up early. My afternoons are a bit lazy because I usually meet my friends in the afternoon. But I still can do work.... Continue Reading →
By Troy Headrick This is the second in a series of blogs intended to thank those who’ve played important roles in shaping my personality and values, in helping me become the person I am today. If you’d like to read the first piece in this series, check this out. It’s commonly thought that every human... Continue Reading →