Comments on: The “This Japanese Life” episode update Binaural Podcasts From Japan Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:35:12 +0000 hourly 1 By: David Fri, 23 Nov 2007 16:48:19 +0000 I too find it helpful when faced with anxiety to ask “What is the absolute worse thing that could happen” then think of how I would deal with it and also realize the worse probably will not happen, but if it did I see it’s no big deal.

David’s last blog post..Eat Healthy And Be Free From Anxiety

By: Rich Pav Wed, 21 Nov 2007 22:14:30 +0000 Edwin: I think people like you and I like to think of it as a disease, but maybe it’s really a love affair with laziness. Whether you avoid doing something because you simply don’t feel like it or because you lack the self-confidence or want to avoid the perceived pain of criticism or failure, the result is the same–what needs to get doesn’t get done. It’s certainly a tough habit to break.

I’m glad you decided to reply. I was hoping what I wrote would help someone.

By: edwin monsanto Wed, 21 Nov 2007 10:54:41 +0000 dear rich pav,
i’m not sure if I’ve left feedback before but i have certainly been a quiet fan of your postings right from the beginning.
although it’s very unlike me, i’ve been compelled to break the silence with this post for it has, as have many others, been quite useful at helping me deal with my own, quite similar anxieties.
i can’t quite put a finger on it, but, quite inexplicably, your posts do provide again and again tangible testament of how much we can learn (about you and ourselves) from just being exposed to the lives of ordinary, unpretentious and beautiful real human beings like you -trying to sell us nothing.
we, you and i, suffer from the same disease, but unlike you, i haven’t overcome mine, yet. i mean, at least you’re putting it out there. i haven’t even start it yet, but posts like this one do certainly make me want to.
so, thank you for your help and kudos on your progress.


By: Garrett Tue, 20 Nov 2007 09:16:46 +0000 Reading this made me think of half-baked armchair psychologist advice (and, no, I’m nowhere near any awamori, although I am working my way through a case made up of two bottles of every beer brewed by the Kiuchi Brewery, makers of Hitachino Nest, based out in Ibaraki.)

I’d say take your time, allow your impulses to tweak an rework “This Japanese Life” to run wild. Let yourself be a perfectionist with this, and only this. Get it to a point where you’re happy with it, then put it out there in a big way. Send it to the Third Coast Festival, send it to PRX and PRI, promote it.

Then let it go. You’ll be able to see that you really can do it, you might even reap some rewards in the form of broader recognition, and you’ll deal with criticism. One the whole, though, I’m inclined to think it’ll be a confidence boost.

By: mike Tue, 20 Nov 2007 04:58:02 +0000 very profound! I look forward to what you have in the oven 😛