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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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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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The Candy Crush Shuffle

By | 2017-02-06T13:05:45+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Buff Yourself|

A few month ago, David and I had gotten into this routine of watching Ancient Aliens while playing Candy Crush Soda Saga. We would sit for the hour scoffing at the theories the experts come up with and create our own. As we do this, I’m mindlessly following the flashing move suggestions on the game, doing [...]

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