Shaine Mata

Seeking Freedom

How Do You Deal With Stress?

Somebody asked me how I deal with stress. On the spot, I had trouble answering the question. But, after some thought, I have identified how I deal with stress. Some of it is active stress management. And, some of it is recognizing how much o


Something Doesn't Belong

I like to go through my Flickr photos from time to time in o


Uric Acid Supplement Update

I have been reluctant to purchase a uric acid tester to track my levels. It's partly the cost of the device. And, it's mostly that I'll have to stick my fingers for blood. In the meantime, I have been keeping up with the regiment of:


Blogging With Rocketbook

Lately, I have been using my Rocketbook notebooks for my day to day work. Now, I am wondering if there is any synergy between blogging on Hive and Rocketbook.


Supplements to Lower Uric Acid

A shipment of supplements arrived in the mail, yesterday. Amongst them were quercetin, luteolin, tart cherry concentrate, and Chlorella. I have ordered these on the recommendation of the book Dropping Acid by Dr. David Perlmutter. These supp


Io’s Doodles

My daughter doodles when she comes to my office. I find her drawings when I start to clean my desk.


Short Term and Long Term Planners

One productivity method that has resonated with me the most is Getting Things Done by David Allen. He recommends having one trusted place where you will put all your tasks and notes so that later you can easily find that inf


Sour Pickle Beer

Is this a Texas thing? I like this beer. I also like pickle juice snow cones.


Keto Dieting for Lower Uric Acid

I have been reading a book, Drop Acid, by Dr. David Perlmutter. I have not finished reading. However, he does make a case for keto dieting with moderate consumption of some proteins that elevate uric acid. Overall, the book is, like keto die


Where does Flickr fit in with Hive?

I have had a Flickr account for ages, starting in 2005. Back then, digital cameras weren't very good


What I'm Learning About Truvvl

I think I might be getting the hang of https://truvvl.com/ Images Your first image is your thumbnail and background image. Images need to be in portrait mode. Otherwise, they'll be zoo


Measurement And Control

I had a follow up doctor appointment on Monday. We have been monitoring my progress. I was starting to bring my health under control until this last quarter. For whatever reason, I haven't been eating well and exercising less. My lab results