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Two lovers kissing in fall

Music Videos and Memory Meandering

J.C. LaCroix Dating and Relationships, Death and Dying, Emotional Mastery, Uncategorized 4 Comments

Perhaps it is the pumpkin spice in my latte, but something has me turning inward with a magnifying glass made of pure nostalgia. Of course, this is the season where I allow my inner white girl to come up to the surface and run rampant for a time. Really, it is for the best — otherwise, I might find myself …

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Dig for Victory 32, Aiden Brooks, CCL

Want Happiness? Sift.

J.C. LaCroix Darkworking, Emotional Mastery, Goal Setting, Intention Manifestation 1 Comment

What does it mean, for us, to master the self? Before we go deeper, let us make a distinction: Self, “capital S”, cannot be mastered. It is root, real you. It is the thing you are trying to find. And, it’s a pimp daddy. If you try to make it your bitch you’ll just end up with a heroin habit …

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Comeonandorra, "1", CCL

Why do I dislike and hate myself?

J.C. LaCroix Darkworking, Emotional Mastery, Goal Setting 4 Comments

The simple answer to this question is: Ultimately, it doesn’t matter. Because, you won’t be able to fix it until you do the opposite, which is love yourself. Dearly and truly. Even if you were to find the roots of all your self-loathing, unless you’re coming from a place of self-love, you won’t be able to tear them out. There …

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Adam Jones, "Inner City Street Scene", CCL

Tales from the Ghetto: Hubris vs. Pride

J.C. LaCroix Darkworking, Emotional Mastery, Power Tactics 3 Comments

Pride is not a bad thing. All it is, in reality, is a healthy admiration and respect for yourself, derived from self-love. It is just that it doesn’t conform to the normal social bullshit rule where you don’t share your overflowing self-love with other, lesser people. Contrary to popularly held belief, refusing to give in or settle for less than …

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Ron Aldaman, "Cops and the Clergy", CCL.

Detachment is Power

J.C. LaCroix Darkworking, Emotional Mastery, Goal Setting, Personal Productivity, Power Tactics 0 Comments

Often, people come to me with a chain of “failures” under their belt. People pick a problem area of their life, make some effort to change, and slide back down into old habits. Then, they pick a new area, repeating the same pattern. Over and over they will do this effectively going in circles. Wash, rinse, repeat. Sadly, some mistake …

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