Limited Edition – On Writing & Experiencing New Habits

“Planning to write is not writing. Outlining, researching, talking to people about what you’re doing, none of that is writing. Writing is writing.” — E.L. Doctorow Breaking old habits and forming new ones is hard work. Until about 3 weeks ago I wrote 3 or 4 posts a week. For the past 2 years it’s been a way […]

World Mental Health Day – Stress, Depression, Panic Anxiety & Coming Out The Other Side

“I have social anxiety. It’s easier up on stage because there’s security in being there. When I’m off stage I’m trying not to be a manic freak.” — Sia Furler It starts with this sinking feeling in my stomach. I feel like I can’t breathe properly. Even though I’m in my warm and cozy bed, my body starts […]

Short-Term Loss & Long-Term Gain – Why This Is My Only Post This Week (Probably)

“There is no decision that we can make that doesn’t come with some sort of balance or sacrifice.” — Simon Sinek Last week I wrote a post about why I’m taking a course in psychology. What I didn’t mention is how it’s also affecting other areas of my life. An aspiring musician asked me about how he could […]

It’s Nokay – Another Set Of Answers

“Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.” — John C. Maxwell It wasn’t like flipping a switch, but pretty damn close. The game changers for me were two answers: “I can’t” and “No”. I was working at a company managing, among other things, their inventory. This was a pretty small […]

I DON’T Want To Play A Game – On Losing By Default

“Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.” — Niccolo Machiavelli Playing power games and office politics sucks ass. Unfortunately, if you want to achieve your goals, sometimes it’s a necessary evil. Otherwise, you lose by default. My mom worked in geriatric care when I was a kid. When she came home she’d talk […]

A Ringing Endorsement – The Power Of Recommendations

“I don’t endorse products, only actions and beliefs.” — Julia Butterfly Hill For those who didn’t read my earlier post “Do U Rly Wanna Know?” the TL;DR is this: Tyler’s new mentor Lea asked him to sign a contract that I had some concerns over. I reached out to my friends Muffy and Preston to see if Tyler […]