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I realized something today about my health

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On Monday, I am starting college courses to finish my BS in Psychology. After that, it’s a master’s degree. The goal is that around my 57th birthday, I’ll be back on the job market. …


Most people don’t

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I wrote an essay and the premise was that you and I may be unique and special, but we may never be remarkable. By remarkable, I mean, like a movie star, bestselling author, politician, or billionaire.

Most of us are who we are, because whatever formula for remarkableness exists, we…


I’m only telling you what you already know

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Remarkable:

worthy of being or likely to be noticed especially as being uncommon or extraordinary

I love the word “remarkable.” I’ve started websites with the name and created LLC’s using the word. I use it often when I write because it is so descriptive.

I use to like to think I…


My answer to the recruiter who asked what the heck I had been doing with my time

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“I haven’t been an employee for more than 15 years.” I wrote, unsure of how the news would register. “Sure, I’ve had clients and contracts, but I haven’t been in an employee-employer situation for a long time.”

There was a long pause before I received the message back, and I…


Can we get a do-over?

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I just finished Squid Game season one last week. I am behind compared to most people living in the Philippines, because even my daughter watched it before me.

While you are trying to decide if I am a terrible father for allowing my 9-year-old to watch such a violent show…


Welcome to a world that gives our lives meaning

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For the past ten years, all I’ve thought about is myself. It was necessary. You see, mental illness had taken over my life and I had to do the deep work it took to pull myself out of the muck.

I improved a little each day, until it started to…


Teachers are the best of all of us

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“You know, I think I’ve seen over twenty psychologists and psychiatrists in my lifetime, each with their own “techniques and tricks,” on how to live with PTSD and everything that comes with it: anger, the nightmares, depression, etc. …


It was 2017, and I was a newbie in Colorado

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For people living in cannabis-legal states, going to a dispensary is most likely old-hand by now. Many people falsely describe it as like walking in an Apple store. Don’t kid yourself. …


It was choice between helping people and making a crapload of money

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I am a generalist, a multipotentialite. Over the years, I have learned and sometimes even become an expert at various things. I have studied and absorbed information about hundreds of different topics. But, there are a few notables about me that stand out above the rest.

I have taken the…


Is the only thing left a really huge ego?

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When I sit down to really think about the important “wants” in my mind, a few shine through. Remember, in no way do I “need” any of these things. …

Jason Weiland

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