THE TRUTH ABOUT SOLITUDE

Solitude is the penicillin for a social disease called Social Media. Solitude is a necessary part of self improvement and personal growth. It allows us to understand that what we grasp for and envy in others is something that actually lies within us. We look so far outside of ourselves, we never realize that the answers and riches we yearn for all lie within. Sometimes you can’t help sounding new agey, but those answers are buried within us and it’s the matrix of the modern world that prevents us from experiencing and knowing this truth. I wrote a bit about … Continue reading THE TRUTH ABOUT SOLITUDE

The Truth About Individuality

The struggle for individuality is real. It’s a sad irony that it persists only because we judge others and wage war against those we don’t understand. When we become threatened by the individual whose expressions run counter to anything we like or comprehend, it is easy for some of us to condemn them for it.   In turn, we are paid back by having to struggle with a desire to express our own nature, one that has become repressed and buried so as to avoid a backlash that we know exists. We know it exists because we’ve taken part in … Continue reading The Truth About Individuality

THE TRUTH ABOUT CHANGE

I love change and have always been the one to feel excitement for anyone moving away or leaving a job, thrilled for the potential that adventurous people create in their lives. Thus, it’s no surprise that I feel some frustration when I see stagnation, lack of movement and fear of change–especially when there is complaining associated with it. One of the greatest illusions concerning change is that it is too often associated with imbalance. We sometimes think that change will throw our whole life out of whack, but the opposite is closer to the truth. Positive change (and we know … Continue reading THE TRUTH ABOUT CHANGE

The Truth About Influences

Are our influences creating balance in our lives or are they suppressing our natural instincts? A parent’s job is to influence their children in a positive way so that they become stable people who can then positively contribute to society. We benefit from those who influence and encourage us and we become better people for it. Our influences today are generally not geared toward our personal growth, wisdom and knowledge.  In the modern world, influence is pressed upon us to form our opinions regarding things far removed from spirit or attainment of a higher sense of self. Social Media anoints … Continue reading The Truth About Influences

Intolerance is Hot Right Now

There’s a person I know, someone who I’ve admired for years–creative, passionate about life, engaging, fun, a joy.  But then I realized that nearly every moment she shares on social media has been of outrage and venomous hatred. It’s gone so far that she has even called for the death of people she does not agree with. I’ve made a point of staying away from the mind-controlling echo chamber of thee main culprit of social media conditioning, an entity whose name I won’t mention, but the ferocity and number of people who’ve been effected by the programming seeps through nonetheless. … Continue reading Intolerance is Hot Right Now

Medication as a Way of Life

I understand that there are a lot of people out there who suffer varying degrees of pain, whether it be in the form of anxiety, depression, or self-esteem. I like to remind people that we need to feel our pain and that medication is not always the thing that will get us through our problems. Yes, in the short term it may cover over the pain, but what happens when the medication wears off? Are we to quickly accept the idea of a lifetime of prescription refills? Obviously, our medical options and medicines are essential and they save lives every … Continue reading Medication as a Way of Life

BOOK RELEASE! Toxic Rainbows out now!

I’m very happy to announce the release of my first book, Toxic Rainbows. I have so many feelings and thoughts associated with what I’ve written that I struggle with even giving it an elevator pitch that does it justice.  It’s philosophical, psychological, spiritual, autobiographical–it’s a manual for gaining clarity in a world that is designed to distract and distort perception. As I wrote, I realized that I had been keeping mental notes my whole life on what I had been learning, observing and understanding about myself and human nature. The pain and confusion I saw around me compelled me to … Continue reading BOOK RELEASE! Toxic Rainbows out now!

Is More Not Enough? What’s Missing? – Book Excerpt

My book, TOXIC RAINBOWS will release this Fall as an ebook.  Enjoy this excerpt. We are living in a time of relative abundance, excess and opportunity, yet we continue to feel deprived and left wanting for more.  What is it that’s missing? Can it be satisfied by shopping, having another child, redecorating? This empty feeling and searching for substance is brilliantly depicted in Orson Welles’ classic film Citizen Kane and was more recently explored in Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World.  We see in these film characters a desperation to possess an unnamable something.  Similarly, we sense a … Continue reading Is More Not Enough? What’s Missing? – Book Excerpt