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Changing Value Systems; Re-tuning moral compass

Have you ever decided that your current value system isn't working for you, and you'd like to switch it for another set of moral values? I've noticed I've been doing things that, whilst they aren't uncommon for a woman in her early 20s, aren't making me feel too good in hindsight. Whether that's getting drunk and dirty dancing, or taking a little too sexy photo, or other slightly crazy risky behavior...I don't want to keep having weird emotional hangovers over situations from the nights before. [more inside]
posted by rhythm_queen on Oct 18, 2015 - 22 answers

All the shiny products, or just a simple bar of soap?

How do you deal with competing desires to track and have things, histories, libraries (bookmarks, favorites, notes, saved emails, filled-up calendars, etc) and yet also be unattached and minimalist (get rid of things, be unhindered, untraceable, simple and de-cluttered)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 1, 2013 - 16 answers

Why can't I motivate myself to make necessary life changes?

I know what will make my life better. So why don't I do what it takes? [more inside]
posted by miltoncat on Sep 12, 2011 - 35 answers

How long can a starving artist live like that?

Should I continue to prioritize my art in my life over my financial security as I get older? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 2, 2010 - 11 answers

How did you change your life?

How did you change your life? What small-ish changes have you made that greatly impacted your life? [more inside]
posted by elisabethjw on May 20, 2008 - 47 answers

Welcome to the new you!

Ten days ago I learned I have a celiac disorder. I have lost almost 15 pounds and my eating patterns have drastically changed. Help me fill the void... [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on May 12, 2008 - 30 answers

A permanent condition goes away. What's next?

After twenty years of twice-weekly migraines, Topamax has halted them completely for me; nary even a minor headache in three months. People with narcolepsy (and others with less severe sleep issues) have found a wonder drug in Provigil. Severe snorers, suffering from sleep apnea, arise from sleep studies on CPAP wondering what this strange "awake" feeling is. Cataracts disappear and vision returns. And then there's that other drug, so beloved by spammers.

What happens when a medical treatment truly changes your life? How does your life change when you've grown used to a condition over the span of years, and then in a matter of days it lifts? Any stories?
posted by dmd on Jan 15, 2005 - 22 answers

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