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An Ode to Pi

By | 2017-03-14T18:04:14+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|POI|

Pi is an infinite, non-repeating decimal — meaning that every possible number combination exists somewhere in pi. Converted into ASCII text [computer representation], somewhere in that infinite string of digits is the name of every person you will ever love; the date, time and manner of your death; and the answers to all the great [...]

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Buff Beads Are…

By | 2016-12-08T21:52:03+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Buff Yourself|

So, this weird thing has been happening.  When people ask me what Buff Beads are I stammer and stutter through an explanation.  It's really embarrassing, because it makes me seem unsure of a product I'm very sure of.  The slogan, "A simple reminder to be aware of your self-talk" as easy as it is to [...]

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I am the Love Child of Princess Leia

By | 2017-02-16T00:01:58+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Buff Yourself, Celeb Encounters, OMFG You Guys!|

We went to the Vancouver Fan Expo specifically to meet my idol Carrie Fisher. I was a very lonely, awkward preteen and spent most of my free time lying in bed daydreaming about having adventures in a galaxy far, far away with my mom, Princess Leia. I had rehearsed for over two decades telling her [...]

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An Ode to October

By | 2016-10-28T17:19:08+00:00 October 28th, 2016|Buff Yourself, Looking For Group|

I wrote this last year after years of struggling with the October blues.  This year the effects of the looming darkness has on me have lessened, but I know the potential for inner upheaval is there.  Be well my friends and take it easy on yourselves for the next couple months.  The sun will return! I awake [...]

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The Secret

By | 2016-10-04T19:42:45+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Buff Yourself, OMFG You Guys!|

Before The Geeky Taoist and before Buff Beads there was me and a little blog called Advice Over Pie, where I spent hours pouring out my soul into posts about my anxieties and being sick with Ulcerative Colitis. It got very few views, but the writing was therapeutic nonetheless. In 2012, I wrote a post [...]

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Don’t Pole Vault Over Mouse Turds.

By | 2016-09-14T20:44:11+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Wednesday Wisdom|

"The truth has legs; It always stands. When everything else in the room has blown up or dissolved away, the only thing left standing will always be the truth.  Since that's where you're gonna end up anyway, you might as well just start there." -Rayya Elias _____________________________ Don’t pole vault over mouse turds. Just pick [...]

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The Present

By | 2016-09-13T19:54:07+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Pleasantries|

"When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it." - Eckhart Tolle ~The Power of Now. An eccentric Polish hippy in Maui once asked what 'truth' meant to me. Because, I'm hoity–toity and seemed to believe I majored in Philosophy, I said love. "Love eh?" [...]

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Stop Hitting Yourself

By | 2017-05-05T15:43:45+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Buff Yourself|

Have you ever had someone take your hand and then forcefully start beating you in the face with it? It’s a very unnatural and unpleasant feeling, not to mention it really hurts. We’re not meant to hurt ourselves with our own limbs and we’re not meant to hurt ourselves with our own words or thoughts. [...]

Be Weird Wonderful Crazy You!

By | 2016-12-27T18:46:04+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Looking For Group|

You may think that no one else thinks the same weird thoughts as you do, gets joy from the same silly things or feels the same emotional and physical pain. Maybe in the past you have shared your fears, thoughts and pains with friends and maybe you were ostracized and made to feel stupid. These irresponsible [...]

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Shine On!

By | 2016-08-03T16:47:13+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Buff Yourself, Nerdy Wisdom, Wednesday Wisdom|

It's not easy to remain positive. It's a very conscious mindful effort.  One momentary unguarded thought can trigger a multitude of others and before you know it you are knee deep in the manure pit of your mind.  And this can happen before you even get out of bed in the morning.  The idea behind [...]

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Origin Story of Buff Beads.

By | 2016-09-06T20:32:01+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Buff Yourself|

In June of 2014  I created Buff Beads. It was after a late night of drinking and dancing in the city. I awoke feeling gross, anxious and foggy. Through breakfast and while walking around Vancouver, my mind was a hustle of thoughts and words, creating a slow panic in my body. I went through [...]

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We Are All Here.

By | 2016-07-26T22:38:57+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Feel Good Friday|

“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero [...]

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By | 2016-08-22T21:46:36+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Looking For Group, Rally Banner|

“Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves [wpcsp id="3734"]

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Monday Motivation

By | 2016-07-04T14:38:34+00:00 July 4th, 2016|Monday Motivation|

Don't ever deny yourself the opportunity to feel love. Don't apologize for passion. If more people allowed themselves to unabashedly love the things they like, the world would be a different place.

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Cover Art for Chinese Star Wars Novel Series

By | 2016-06-28T20:50:05+00:00 June 28th, 2016|POI|

Wow!  We are blown away by this gorgeous art work by China`s Jian Guo.  The novel`s, which are obviously in Chinese, sell for $18.05 USD on what appears to be China`s version of Amazon,  Prints can be purchased from Jian`s Deviant Art account, where you`ll find so much nerdy gorgeous art you`ll run out of [...]

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Steam Summer Sale

By | 2016-06-29T19:08:37+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|POI|

Prepare for an empty wallet as Steam launches their annual summer sale today.  Whether you're looking for the latest and greatest or just need to pick up something for a few hours of entertainment, with over 12,000 titles on sale there is something for everyone. There are nice discounts on some of this past years [...]

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Party Like an Ancient

By | 2016-06-20T16:57:09+00:00 June 20th, 2016|POI|

This year Summer Solstice has a special guest.  A full moon.  Known in June as a "strawberry moon." The last strawberry moon was seen in 1967.  So, tonight as the superstitions go, pagans will be out dancing around henges naked, crazies will be out making  more crazy and werewolves will be eating them all. Or...not. The [...]

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