Tristan Donofrio

Review of “Somatic Reality” — Using the Intelligence of Your Body

Ever wonder why it seems that emotions come into focus so quickly? This confused me for a long time. I wonderered why there wasn’t more space between the neutral state I felt before I became enthralled with a feeling. In Stanley Keleman’s “Somatic Reality” (written in 1979) he explores human behavior from the Attitude Emotion …

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Lonely City by Olivia Laing

“Lonely City” Review and Implications of The Loneliness Epidemic

Recently I read Lonely City by Olivia Laing. Some readers will already be familiar with Maria Popova’s review of the book. Not quite memoir, art history or biography, it’s a hybrid of all three. I was moved by Olivia’s search for meaning within loneliness. Moving to New York City for a relationship and having it …

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How To Deal With The Stubborn People In Your Life — Even If It’s You

Stubborness = resistance to change. We’ve all heard stories of people who refuse to leave their homes in an emergency. Whether it’s a fire, mudslide, hurricane or other natural disaster. Yet some people ignore evacuation orders and stay to “protect” their home. Note: not everyone can be grouped into the too fucking stubborn camp. Some …

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Epic Quotes On Creativity And Meaning From Jim Carrey

“I’M BREAKING THROUGH I’M BENDING SPOONS I’M KEEPING FLOWERS IN FULL BLOOM I’M LOOKING FOR ANSWERS FROM THE GREAT BEYOND REM’s “The Great Beyond” Three years ago I watched a documentary called Jim and Andy for the first time. My jaw dropped several times. It inspired a lot of thoughts about identity and change. I …

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Wait… What Are We Doing With Music On This Site? COVID Much? How About Some “New” Music

From time to time I’ll be posting music videos and themes of artists that relate to music in some way. Please note: you will see me talk about punk inspired alt rock (grunge era), alt metal / nu metal and classic rock more often. I did go through a stretch in high school where I …

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How To Write Your Way To Freedom, Even If You’re Not A Writer

There’s a book called Writing to Awaken. Sounds a little woooooooo right? What are we awakening from? Hungover much? But there is a genius in this book that you wont find many other places. This is what i mean: these cleverly wordsmithed questions take you into what Carl Jung called the shadow or unknown dark …

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