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Morris Villarroel: A Four-Year Journal

June 23, 2014

Four years ago Morris Villarroel was inspired to start writing things down. He started with a simple Muji notebook and begun adding some structure such as daily logs, life events, and review of books and articles he had read. In the process of filling out over 130 journals his process has evolved to include journaling…

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Kay Stoner on Tracking Headaches on Paper

June 11, 2014

Kay Stoner has a long history of battling chronic health issues, but what bothers her the most is her experience with frequent headaches. Kay has been tracking her headaches since 2007 after she had a hard time communicating with her healthcare providers. What followed were years of attempting different types of methods of tracking, including…

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Stefan Heeke on Using Analytics for Personal Improvement

June 19, 2012

Stefean Heeke wondered why only large companies were using “big data” and analytics, and then he decided to do something similar. In this talk Stefan describes a few different self-tracking and personal analytics projects that gave him unique insights into his own life. Not satisfied with only understanding and improving himself, he also applied his…

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Joe and Lisa Betts-LaCroix on Meta-QS

April 11, 2011

Long-time Quantified Self regulars Joe & Lisa Betts-LaCroix co-present their comparison of QS to the better-studied practice of journaling, and their vision for meta-QS research: finding out whether self quantification can actually bring about desired changes in the people doing it.  In their engaging video below, they also suggest how a new age of personal enlightment…

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Taz Delaney on Dreams and Odd Events Journaling

July 22, 2010

At the most recent New York City Show&Tell meetup, Taz Delaney talked about the dream journal he has kept since 1968. He digitized it in 1986 and can now search for every dream he’s had about his mother, or David Bowie, or flying on Saturn. Watch his video below to hear the interesting connections he…