med takes, anecdata 

med takes, anecdata 

med takes 

med takes 

med takes 

Realizing on some deeper level that the part of my mind which speaks & writes is not often the same as that which ultimately controls my actions

To experience peace does not mean that your life is always blissful. It means that you are capable of tapping into a blissful state of mind amidst the normal chaos of a hectic life. ~ Jill Bolte Taylor

I made a new kind of pasta tonight and the kids loved it, one literally licked her plate clean. ๐Ÿฅฐ

mh meds, self-knowledge 

mh meds, self-knowledge 

mh meds, self-knowledge 

Two days ago my energy level was up, yesterday energy & mood became elevated and I needed to adjust the meds a bit. I was 'up' enough that I had a hyperactive gag reflex, tons of energy relative to baseline, but was super frazzled and couldn't stick with anything for more than five seconds.

Today, climbing a flight of stairs leaves me needing a rest, and I'm resistant to my stimulant medication.

None of this is new. But I haven't articulated it very well to the professionals out here.

You Are Not So Smart podcast interviews Douglas Rushkoff about his book "Team Human" in which he outlines how tech that's supposed to connect us is instead isolating us, and (more importantly) what to do about it.

His anecdote about hiring a professional nursing consultant instead of talking to his neighbors who have tons of personal experience reminds me of @muninn's frequent complaints about the lack of social connections with neighbors. Also I agree but I'm an introvert, so whatareyougonnado?

https://youarenotsosmart.com/2020/01/29/yanss-172-douglas-rushkoff-implores-us-to-curate-a-digital-psychedelic-substrate-that-embraces-the-messiness-of-human-beings/

Open access journals get a boost from librariansโ€”much to Elsevierโ€™s dismay

A quiet revolution is sweeping the $20 billion academic publishing market and its main operator Elsevier, partly driven by an unlikely group of rebels: cash-strapped librarians. [One university's] ability to cope [without an access deal] is a vivid example of how the market is changing and eroding Elsevierโ€™s pricing power.

arstechnica.com/science/2020/0

The seventh annual international Gender Census 2020 is now open until 12th March!

smartsurvey.co.uk/s/gendercens

It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business and self-advocacy.

thanks for this - my take, at least the centrists are also waking up to the fact something is wrong in the Matrix?

anyway, i'm also super interested in reading & resources about a more collective way of life, because I've come to understand that for me personally (for reasons visible in my profile) it is non-optional & mission critical to be embedded with a clan, but clans are actually really fkn hard to find in the capitalist hellscape.

@celesteh
@lj_writes @johnpierremaeli

"Many people growing up in this era have no secure base from which to launch themselves and no well-defined pathway to adulthood. For those who have the human capital to explore, fall down, and have their fall cushioned, that means great freedom and opportunityโ€”and for those who lack those resources, it tends to mean great confusion, drift, and pain."

welp,

this effect has been blamed for the rise in elder estrangement.

tl;dr: people nowadays are far more willing to cut off toxic relatives because of the ongoing shift into extreme hyper-individualism in American culture; meanwhile, a lot of those toxic relatives, often parents or grandparents, while still perhaps insufferable, are not only less toxic than *their* elders, but they're also blindsided by being cut off, because they would never / could never have done the same in their own lives.

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