One thing I love that a lot of poets do on the open mic is declare that they're performing new shit. If life is a stage, then I would've said it every day last year. Something that I'm coming to terms with - almost a year later, is how significant the transitions I've gone through… Continue reading Traveling Man: Everything is new, – new therapist, new job, new routine
When the morning is quiet I hear everything. I used to hate this, now it only kind of annoys me. The fridge is humming. The water is shifting in the pipes. Birds are outside. My pulse in my ear sounds like the ocean. My breathing - sometimes steady, sometimes sounding forced, but not quite like… Continue reading Traveling Man: Toss it in the dumpster and light it on fire
I've deleted this post a few times. I’ve been writing it for about a month. At one point it was 500 words - I had punched in out in 10 minutes and then sat back and thought, no, this isn't what I want to say. That happens from time to time. Maybe it's because the… Continue reading Traveling Man: Growth, Resiliency and Identity
I’ve been feeling like I want to throw up all morning. My chest has felt tight too. I felt fine when I woke up. But you know what they say about being fine. I called the electric company because I still hadn’t received confirmation that they turned off the electric at the apartment we moved… Continue reading Stepping into life again kind of anxiety
So, if I was to write a letter to you – to all the peopleout there who feel burdened with grief, who feel less than, who are struggling to stay afloat and navigate the harsh waters of their reality, I would start with Dear Loved One.
In a perfect world it would be easy to say "this is one meal, I'm going to enjoy it," but we know that often one meal can become two, which can become a whole day. Mindset matters, but so does experience. In the United States about two-thirds of adult Americans are considered overweight or obese… Continue reading Tips for Getting Through Social Eating
“You’ll shoot your eye out.” Not the best movie, but definitely a cult classic that I convinced JP to watch last year. “Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are things we can’t see.” The Polar Express was the first book my grandmother bought me as a child that I… Continue reading Day 315, Quote 39: “All is calm, all is bright.”
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall. - F. Scott Fitzgerald Far too often we find ourselves thinking about what we don’t have. When we goal set we’re thinking of everything we have to do in order to get where we want to be. When we scroll online, we see… Continue reading Day 304, Quote 38 “Life starts all over again”
I hate when it's quiet, but there's something about the early morning before JP gets up, as the coffee pot is going that makes me calm. Typically, when it's quiet I can hear my pulse. As a kid when I tried to explain this to my dad he didn't understand when I said I could… Continue reading Day 229, Quote 26: “Live your truth”
Even when I'm alone, I've gotten in the habit of talking to myself out loud. I'm sure that sounds crazy, but sometimes talking about it in an open space helps me think more clearly through the steps to solve the problem.