Everything’s Against You

Can I ask for a moment of your time? You are a passerby on the street, perhaps a distant acquaintance, or maybe even a longtime friend. Here I am, asking for 10 minutes out of your day to discuss how much of a miracle we all are. If we seriously consider what it means to exist, despite, I believe many of our worries will simply be shed off of our souls. Despite the hell we've walked through, despite the knife death sometimes holds at our throats, despite what is essentially everything around us always trying to set us back.

The Right Diagnosis

When I bring my car into the shop and my headlight's broken, my side view mirror swivels a cool 180 degrees on its own, the tires need rotating, and my oil needs changing, I don't need my technician to sit me down and say, "well your headlights need replacing." Correct, I can't see at night.… Continue reading The Right Diagnosis

We’re All Ducks!

I can safely say each and every one of our lives is wonderful, full of adventure without a minute to spare. Success is always at our fingerprints, and we're flourishing at all times. We're constantly on the run, seeking out new adventures and always happy and optimistic about the future. When we're not, it's always… Continue reading We’re All Ducks!

Relativity of Pain

Several years ago, a friend of mine crossed paths with a man who was paralyzed from the neck down, the result of an attempted suicide from a highway overpass. In their brief conversation, the man told his story about how and why he decided to end his life following an unfortunate breakup, one that had… Continue reading Relativity of Pain

The Happy Pills

After seeing a seemingly endless number of therapists and doctors, I was convinced that I needed medications to feel good -- to feel like a normal person again. Merely talking to someone about how I felt and my problems just didn't seem to be getting results, which led me to think, ‚Äúpeople smoked to get… Continue reading The Happy Pills