All Posts by Derek Dodds

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the surest way to maximise happiness has nothing to do with experiences, material goods, or personal philosophy. It’s all about who you decide to spend time with. But “it’s not just advice to choose your friends carefully,” […]

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El Mar

Oil + Acrylic | 5′ X 6′ | 2017  Currently in my livingroom. Of course, my main muse in life . . . it was a blast to paint.

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A Sinaloan Road Trip: Why Surfers Risk Everything for Waves

Everyone said I shouldn’t go. “It’s dangerous down there right now,” they told me. In fact, just a few kilometers from where we were staying, two Australian surfers disappeared last November. According to reports, they were pulled over by assassins dressed in police uniforms and shot. Lit on fire and burned beyond recognition. The authorities had […]

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The Valley of Weathered Hearts

I left my self at the shores of frustration. In search of my true salvation Driven by the love of elation. Shadowed by my fear and consternation. No time left for mental masterbation. Full throttled vibration. Understated, unrated, undercooked maturation. Destiny is my creation. Done with—someones else’s verbalization. Enriched by inspiration. Taking it down with […]

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Dreams & Fears

Seth Godin said in a recent post, “Sooner or later, important action taken comes down to this: Fear: Of being ashamed, feeling stupid, being rejected, being left out, getting hurt, being embarrassed, left alone, dying. Dreams: Of being seen, being needed, becoming independent, relieving anxiety, becoming powerful, making someone proud, fitting in, seen as special, […]

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Wash It Away

  We’re a part of something special We’re a part of something special We’re a part of something special It’s a crack in time, a wrinkle Fallen from the nest, young eagle I will pull my feathers out, stay humble Stay humble, stay humble ohhhhohh Stay humble, stay humble mmmmm, well Uncle Mana taught us […]

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