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Getting Better

2017: The reflection post

I always think every year is ‘weird’ once it’s over. 2017 wasn’t any different. I outline how my thinking changed over the year and how I want to keep that up.

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Getting Better

There is never a good time to start

In which bedbugs and an IKEA dresser have me thinking about how a healthy default state of being helps us push for more.

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Mental Health The Media Video Games

Finding inspiration in games: Adieu, Persona 5

Endgame Spoilers – For many people, the Persona series of games are an emotional experience. For me, it wasn’t any different.

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Mental Health

Support networks: some thoughts on finding and maintaining them

Support networks are key to overcoming tough challenges — how do you make the choice as to who to surround yourself with, and how do you support others?

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Mental Health

The KonMari method and absolving backlog guilt

The KonMari method deals with eliminating clutter from your life, but one paragraph helped me to learn to leave my backlog guilt behind.

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Dota 2 Mental Health Street Fighter V

Training, execution, and mindfulness

After some hard truths in the Training Room, I wrote something about how I have difficulty staying in the moment during competitive games.

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Esports

To 3220 and back – an update to my Dota 2 journey

Someone on my stream asked me to update people on my Dota 2 journey; here’s that post, which has some uncertainty to it.

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Dota 2 Street Fighter V

Dealing with moments of panic in gaming: the first wall

How do you deal with the moments when you panic during a multiplayer game? We can answer this by looking at what we’re afraid of, and what we can learn from analysis.

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Mental Health

Hey.

After a bit of a break from making things, I’ve come to realize that I should be thinking about it like I’m going to the gym: not finished when I reach a goal, but a process to make myself better.

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Mental Health Personal

The night of the bench: learning from 2016

I like New Year’s resolutions post mostly because I’m big on reflecting. A friend noted that I’m big on anniversaries; my birthday (July 1) and New Year’s Day (January 1) fall exactly six months away from each other, so I find they’re good times to look back, plan and learn. This year was weird.