August 22nd, 2008


A Minute a Day Makes Good Feelings Grow

A Minute a Day Makes Good Feelings Grow

Fine, I thought. I’ve used one-minute timings with children for reading and math for nine years now. If it works for them, I’m willing to try anything no matter how crazy it sounds. I’ve been to the Lands of Crazy and Depression and, while it’s fuel for writing, I didn’t like it in either place. What’s the worst that could happen? It wouldn’t work. But it was worth a try for two weeks. Each morning for the next two weeks I wrote for one minute as many self-positives as I could, anything I could think, remember, had been previously told, whether or not I felt it during that minute.

Bingo! For the next two weeks, my good feelings ranged from seven a day to forty and the bad feelings dropped from a high of seven on the first day to a low of zero – staying between zero and two. The negative thoughts went from 75 the first day to three! Happy birthday, Robert! I shall stop looking for reasons to argue, stop trying to sabotage my marriage.

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Techshop Mixer

Thought some of you would be interested in this:

If you couldn’t make it to Burning Man this year,
there’s still a way for you to hang out with creative, smart and fun people
right here in the Bay Area.

The *TechShop Member Mixer will be happening
next Friday evening, August 29 starting at 7 PM. We’d love it if you could come
by, and bring your projects with you.

The TechShop Member Mixer is a great way for you to meet and network with other
interesting TechShop members who work on their projects at TechShop on other
days and times than you, and for you to see the projects they are working on.
The event also gives you the chance to show off your projects, whether they are
in progress or complete.

Please feel free bring your family, kids, friends, co-workers, and anyone else
that you think would be interested in meeting TechShop members and seeing the
amazing things being built at TechShop.

Here is the information:

*TechShop Member Mixer
120 Independence Dr.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(800) 640-1975

Friday, August 29, 2008
7:00 PM Until ???
Everyone Is Welcome — Membership is Not Required!

Thank you, Christopher. I look forward to seeing you here next Friday!

Jim Newton
Founder and Managing Director

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