Eric Moon

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Eric Moon
Posted 12 months ago
Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
I tend to think nature has things well in hand so it makes sense that the body is prepared, my question is our ability to re wire or retrain our thought processes...She makes it sound so easy to just teach people how to rethink... is it that easy...? I currently am fond of the thought that "destiny is just another term for DNA"
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Eric Moon
Posted about 1 year ago
Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds
I swear I saw her 30 years ago on 20/20 talking about autism and animals, (i will go look it up as soome as i post this) her quirkiness was memorable. The thought I remember was that se observed animals in the cattle squeezer that Vets use. The squeeze created calm and peace. From hugs to being tucked in and the pet thunder jacket...how simple yet profound. i just hope society and business continue to open up and embrace those who offer uniqueness and perspective differences. Everytime my faith in mankind begins to falter, I have a moment like this and feel better about what is to come rather than what has happened.
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Eric Moon
Posted about 1 year ago
Are people really more narcissistic than ever before? If so, are social networks and other new media to blame?
Reality shows are so cheap to produce compared to other programming. This study does begin to show how these “stars" see themselves as "special" or better than others even though they possess no "skills or talent". Does this narcissism trait blind the "reality stars" ability to see that they are mock able laughing stocks? Is "honey boo boo" a star? Are these shows rigged, set up or staged to "create" reality. They have no script but it doesn't mean the producers can't edit, skew and fake events to convey a plot line. I tend to believe that if someone has to tell me they are a "star" then they probably are not one. Look at the Facebook -instagram scandal. If real people see this "reality tv" as actually real, then this is a confirmation of the narcissism study. We just want to see ourselves, not actors portraying someone like us, Narcissus so loved his own reflection that it is the name of a neurological condition that we as a population seem to embrace. The TV turns out to just be a mirror after all. How many times have people said that they should or you should have a reality show? Do most people wish they did? It is like the degradation of the American Dream, hitting the lottery or getting a reality show- All you wishes come true just by getting lucky or "being you". Do I watch Duck Dynasty.. no but do understand that if you take people from life that make people turn their heads and put them on TV the same thing will happen, for 22 minutes and 8 minutes of commercials. Ultimately we might just watch to make ourselves feel better about our own issues, habits, and neurosis because the TV tells us we are not alone, or that "at least there is someone crazier out there than ourselves and they get paid to it! In essence justifying or reinforcing the behaviors. So does Reality TV equal temporary fame, humiliation and fulfillment of the "Faustian" promise of fortune and glory for the price of your soul or is it just good ole fashion consumerism, Hollywood and the American way?
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Eric Moon
Posted over 1 year ago
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness
I have done it, I have designed a poster with the essay, you others and Boston inspired me to see this project through. http://www.zazzle.com/motivational_running_life_print-228794029442955297 pass it on to your running community and let me know what you think
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Eric Moon
Posted over 1 year ago
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness
I have run in the sun and felt the power of it. I have run for the tape, run against the clock, I have run with thousands and run with only myself for company. I have run around and around the track over and over again and run with no idea where I was going. I have run for no particular reason to any particular place. I have run to help my heart’s efficiency; I have run because my heart ached. I have run fast and felt more alive than ever and I have run to bury or fight something deep within. I have run when I knew I needed to and I have run when I knew I shouldn’t have. I have loathed running and I have praised running. I have run for a personal record and made it and I have run giving everything I had and come up just a bit short. I have run and let laughter and storytelling roll the miles away. I have felt the pounding of every single step in silent solitude. I have run enough to know that we sometimes feel like an old pair of shoes and sometimes we feel like new ones. I have run enough to know the difference between a hard, cold head wind and a brisk steady wind at our back. I have run enough to know that once you get out a certain distance you had better be able to get back. I have had runner friends who have poured out their guts to me about my place in their life, some who just said thanks or said nothing at all. I am simply a runner who has failed and succeeded, faded and surged, hoped, dreamed! Running has given me my greatest ideas, thoughts and moments of joy. To feel the “flow”, that feeling of peace, joy, timelessness, focus and clarity is an integral part of the human experience.