Downsize This!

Downsizing---->Why do it? Starting about a year ago, my wife and I decided it was time to simplify our lives. We were inundated with "stuff" that we had carried with us over the years. As we began our new life together, we made it a point to do a few things to begin our downsizing … Continue reading Downsize This!

“Me Too.” …And Three Self-Care Practices To Save Your Sanity

Being part of the "Me Too." community, I have unfortunately suffered in several situations that are no longer holding my soul hostage.  I have come out on the other side, more healed, more sane, and fully sober.

My Unraveling Bath Puff and the Irony Surrounding It

I know that this may seem silly to some, however, I like to break things down into the little epiphanies that they are in my life. I enjoy celebrating my tiny "Aha" moments and internalizing my truth, which for me, is that I will be alright no matter what. I also have made a conscious decision that I will never purchase another bath puff at the dollar store again. 

I Saw a Shiny Object on the Day Life Lesson Handbooks Were Distributed

I turned to alcohol to self-medicate. The sedative effect that overtook when I would drink provided a peace and order I had never known.

Don’t Let Depression Turn You Into An Insane Cat Lady

When I was even just 15 years younger, I often thought I was so hopeless that I would literally be found in a hopeless state of feline confusion with cats sitting on my head, begging for food, and a comatose me staring at a blank wall.

My Five Minute Attempt at Meditation and Mindfulness and the Three Lessons I Learned

My primary goal, ultimately, is to really just try to quiet my mind, get my body to stop twitching, and settle my soul so I don't feel like I'm constantly walking the line, Johnny Cash style.

Where’s My Jesus-shaped Potato Chip?

I'm always looking for a sign. I am partly superstitious and partly insecure. By insecure, I mean, I sometimes want to know that I am traveling in the right direction, doing what I am meant to do, soaring on the correct path to happy destiny. I utilize all of my senses in order to discern … Continue reading Where’s My Jesus-shaped Potato Chip?

13 Reasons Why I’m Still Here

Truth be told, I'm really not quite sure why I am still here today despite being quite masterful at sabotaging my life. I often reflect on this very topic. I think about my life, my brain, my addiction, my overall ability (or lack thereof) to cope. I picture how it must have gone down when … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why I’m Still Here