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Solstice Rebirth

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Winter Solstice 2009 – Just days left in the decade.
My momentum going into 2010 is amazing.
My spiritual practice is strong.
I’m writing a bunch.
I’m seeing a Life Coach.
I’m off my anxiety medication for the first time in 12 years.
I feel more grounded than I have in a long time.
I’m driving the Hugmobile once a week.
I see my family (including my glorious nephews) weekly.
I took a pleasure trip (non Burning Man or work) for the first time in ages.
I feel like I have the tools to stay in control of my thoughts.
I have everything I need to become who I am supposed to be.
Rather than make a New Years’ resolution, I am making a New Year’s presolution.
I want to enter the new decade raw.
So tonight I shaved my head and stripped the pink from my exterior.
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The last time it was my natural color was 6 years ago.
The last time my hair was this short, I was in my mother’s womb.

I feel like a spiritual infant – and this is my Solstice birth.
How much can I let go of my story? How much can I trust the Universe?
This Xmas I celebrate my personal savior – constantly being born from within.
Hallelujah.
Love more, fear less.
Float more, steer Less.
Merry Xmas, and a Happy New Year.

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Amazing IM conversation

Playatanic: So, my mother is in the mental ward with a temporary leave of absence.

Playatanic: And she tells the docs that everyone is out to get her. Except for me, and the man in the desert.

Playatanic: They ask her who the man in the desert is.

Playatanic: She says, “the pink man with hugs.”

Playatanic: They just write the comment off as crazy.

Playatanic: Thought I’d share with you that you can even reach through the depths of mental breakdown.

Dear Blog,

Sometimes I feel so lost in the social media landscape.

For years I was a “digital explorer” on the cutting edge of lifestreaming.

But now it is commonplace.

Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Ustream & WordPress make it sooo wonderfully easy.

But, truthfully, I still have not found a good way to keep all these things updated. And I don’t have a good sense of proper posting etiquette. What should be cross-posted where?
Where do people check?
Why can’t I figure out RSS?
Should I assume people follow my twitter if they want to know everything I am doing?

In any case, if you are reading this… HELLO! You are one of the few people(I think) that reads my original blog or RSS. That means I love you the most.
Hope your day is wonderful.
(HUG)
-john