Duff McDuffee

Duff McDuffee

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22 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Compassion Reduces Inf... · 0 replies · +1 points

Woah, didn't realize you were trying out for my favorite show, American Ninja Warrior!

Go get 'em :)

23 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Is the Local Food Move... · 2 replies · +1 points

Thank you for this well-researched article! I've long been skeptical of the localization movement which seemed more motivated by apocalyptic predictions of eminent ecological, economic, and social collapse than of rational argument supported by data.

23 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Compassion Reduces Inf... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks!

23 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Compassion Reduces Inf... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Dorje, thanks for commenting.

The Tantric approach is certainly a valid path! Personally I've done a lot of similar work with negative emotions to transform them into their opposites, and think this is an important practice.

Take care,
~Duff

23 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Compassion Reduces Inf... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks!

23 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Why we Should have Sex... · 1 reply · +2 points

Perhaps, but the article you linked to is about connecting with desire for sex itself. That seems natural to me. Human beings have strong biological urges for food and sex, because our ancestors who did not died off and did not have babies.

This particular article encourages people to have sex for the health benefits. It's like encouraging people to eat because eating helps you become a better athlete, or encouraging people to run away when being chased by a man with a gun because running is good for cardio.

Do we really need encouragement to do things that we are biologically programmed to do? That seems redundant.

23 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Why we Should have Sex... · 4 replies · +2 points

Is there anyone who needs encouragement to have sex, by focusing on its health benefits?

For whom are articles like this written?

24 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - Compassion Reduces Inf... · 0 replies · +2 points

Thank you sir, glad you liked it.

89 weeks ago @ Daily Camera.com: - Boulder co-ops thrive ... · 0 replies · +2 points

I lived in Chrysalis Co-op for 2 years during some turbulent times which I'm glad are now behind us as a community. I also served on the Boulder Housing Coalition Board and am happy that we now have a third legally operating co-op within the BHC network! I highly recommend that anyone interested in cooperative living give it a year or 5. :)

I agree with Mr. Toor that there are far too many restrictions and we need an overhaul of the cooperative and occupancy ordinances to allow for more co-op living arrangements in Boulder. The occupancy ordinance in particular strikes me as primarily hurting the poor people of color who live and work in Boulder, as well as low-income college students who find Boulder's high living expenses difficult to bear. There must be a better way!

93 weeks ago @ elephant journal: Yoga... - 6 Reasons My Family Do... · 1 reply · +5 points

Oh yea, well my family doesn't grow old or die!

Note that turmeric down-regulates inflammation. Things that reduce inflammation *suppress* the immune response in the body, not amplify it. Which means turmeric is not something you should take when you are sick, but possibly something you should take if you have inflammation problems.