All Posts by Derek Dodds

I Rise

 You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like […]

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Living and Dying

I have a friend that has a dying father, it’s hard . . . not sure what to say. I always turn to one book when I think about dying . . .  it’s such an incredible view into this realm. What is born will die, What has been gathered will be dispersed, What has […]

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Are You Addicted To Surfing?

It’s been almost one week without surf now and I am starting to go a little crazy. You? Sometimes beer helps, but only a little. People ask me “are you addicted to surfing?” Sure I am, but why? I wanted to dig a little deeper into the physicality of surfing addiction. Psychology today talks about […]

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Pomodoro Technique

What is Pomodoro? The “Pomodoro Technique is named after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that was first used by Francesco Cirillo when he was a university student while searching for a way to increase his focus. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. These intervals […]

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Gratitude List

What are you grateful for? Don’t you feel good when people acknowledge you? In fact, studies show that acknowledging people is more important than paying people. Nine out of ten people never say thank you. Well, that is not exactly accurate, but it sure feels true some days. The good news is that you don’t […]

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