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Random facts!
- In northern California, have lived in CA most of my life
- Turned 40 this year
- 2 divorces, but I'm now in a wonderful relationship
- Have 4 cats (and trying to steal my partner's dog)
- Work full time as a lead for a technical writing team
- No longer in school, but might return to finish some web development certificates
- Enjoy reading fantasy/sci fi
- Trying to get back into archery
- I go by Rin
- I post in spurts, mostly I lurk

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- I like crafting (mostly counted cross stitch, but I dabble in a lot of things)
- I'm a very picky eater.
- I think flamingos are pretty rad.
- I say things like "pretty rad."
- I check the female box on forms, but it doesn't really matter to me
- Sexuality is yes (self-identify as bi back from the days before pan was a thing)
- I have some mental health issues that I talk about occasionally, but I use CW as often as I can. (Depression and anxiety mostly.)

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08/31/2020 Mindfulness 

@Creaturista

Pretty generic session today. But a friend is working on a meditation/mindfulness YouTube series and I'm totes excited for her!

08/30/2020 Mindulfness 

@Creaturista

Today was about consistency and the importance of making practice realistic.

A YouTube rabbit hole led me to this video about the 5 hindrances to Self-Mastery. His voice is very nice. youtube.com/watch?v=4-079YIasc

08/29/2020 Mindfulness 

@Creaturista

Today was a little weird so I just did my meditation after a late nap. The session was about dealing with emotions that arise while meditating. That hasn't been a problem during meditation, but I have had a couple of emotional visualization sessions.

08/28/2020 Mindfulness 

@Creaturista

Today was about restlessness, which is thankfully something I don't experience once I sit down to meditate. But I do get it quite a bit outside of that and can hopefully do a better job of noticing it.

08/27/2020 Mindfulness 

@Creaturista

Everything got thrown off kilter today with a bad work day for the fiance.

I did get a meditation session in a little later than normal (another on physical pain) and did yoga on Zoom sponsored by my work.

Zenni has new cat-eye frames and my eyeballs are too close together for them.

*flops on bed and wails about unfairness of the world*

(My puilary distance is actually too small for a lot of Zenni's frames and it's disappointing. I've heard you can be off by a few millimeters without too much effect, but I'm sort of nervous to try fudging that.)

08/26/2020 Mindfulness 

@Creaturista

Today was about doubt and reassuring the listener that everyone has random thoughts during meditation. It said nothing about random texts, which I did receive during my session. 😾

08/25/2020 Mindfulness 

@Creaturista

Today was about falling off track and that it was OK to miss some days and just come back to it without beating yourself up about it.

The last two days of work have been non-stop meetings and I had to succumb to a nap today to keep going.

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Game recommendation wanted 

Does anyone have any idle clicker or similar games they enjoy?

I'm looking for something to leave up and running while I do other things but has enough things to click when I want to keep me occupied. Something with mini-games or building stuff?

Bonus for fantasy or animal themes.

I'm looking for Windows-based and preferably through Steam because I can't remember to play games on other platforms.

I've played Clicker Heroes, PickCrafter, Midas Gold, & Paperclips.

08/24/2020 Mindfulness and Lewd 

@Creaturista

And I may have splurged on a SlipShine account and been bouncing around a few of those images when I wasn't being distracted by the cat.

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08/24/2020 Mindfulness and Pet Gross 

@Creaturista

Remembered to toot about game recs and almost forgot to do this one!

Today was about "Monkey Brain" and trying to rein in a mind bouncing around. I, uh, don't remember much about it. My mind may have been bouncing around a bit... the fat cat decided my meditation time was the PERFECT opportunity to lay one of the smelliest shits a mortal being can muster and then scratch around it for 5 minutes.

Game recommendation wanted 

Does anyone have any idle clicker or similar games they enjoy?

I'm looking for something to leave up and running while I do other things but has enough things to click when I want to keep me occupied. Something with mini-games or building stuff?

Bonus for fantasy or animal themes.

I'm looking for Windows-based and preferably through Steam because I can't remember to play games on other platforms.

I've played Clicker Heroes, PickCrafter, Midas Gold, & Paperclips.

08/23/2020 Mindfulness 

@Creaturista

Today's session was about sleepiness during meditation. So far, this hasn't been an issue for me even though I am laying down to meditate. I'm careful to not meditate before bed and if there's something that might be similar to a meditation that I want to do to fall asleep, I preface it with a specific visualization to let my brain know that falling asleep is OK.

The headband lost contact during the session so I didn't get any data. Boooo.

08/22/2020 Mindfulness 

@Creaturista

In what was almost ironic, today's session was about procrastination. But it wasn't procrastination that led to me waiting until almost 11pm to meditate... I just forgot. Oops.

Fiber arts made difficult with "help" from a feline friend.

08/20 and 08/21/2020 Mindfulness 

@Creaturista

I thought I posted yesterday, but I can't find any evidence to support that... I'm so happy the rubber band thing is working for you! (And yes, Jeff is chill af and I plan on returning to his series again.)

Yesterday I finished up a 7-day series on focus. It talked about the importance of not being focused all the time and allowing yourself to rest.

Today I started a new series also in the focus category called Staying on Track. Today was boredom.

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Today I learned that the presumed adaptive reason for the Dracula Parrot's bare face is because they love to eat figs and the nectar would matt their feathers.

08/19/2020 Mindfulness 

@Creaturista

Today was about the myth of multitasking. It didn't offer much other than "don't do it,"

08/18/2020 Mindfulness 

@Creaturista

Hey! Look at me posting about my meditation right after I finished instead of procrastinating until 10 hours later! 😸

More focus on focus today. According to the headband, I was very focused, but also saw a huge spike in Theta waves (associated with dreams and reduced consciousness).

I forgot to set my alarm last night and overslept, so everything today is weird and surreal. Maybe that's linked to my higher theta waves?

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