How often do you count your blessings? How often do you list the things you’re grateful for? I saw first-hand the strange power of gratitude when I spoke to my therapist Monday. For most of the meeting, I complained about two things: my ex, and my step-father’s death. Now, both of these things have affected… Read More »Acknowledging the Strange Power of Gratitude
So guess what? I have writer’s block, and I’m going to try and talk about it in writing. I did a video on three different forms of writer’s block on YouTube, and I decided to dive in a bit further today. Check out the video below for my initial thoughts, then finish up with the… Read More »Writer’s Block: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
“Now you’ve done it.” Tomas’s voice shrieks through my eardrums like a fire-blade. The worry-widge Human is right, though. I have, indeed, done it. Professor Kalmar will likely suspend us both pending a behavioral review. “Never mind that. It worked!” Victory sends me bouncing around the rim of this massive bowl filled with white fire.… Read More »Gnomes and Experiments
Dear past self: We need to chat. I’m re-reading Out of the Closet and Into the Meme War, and I just have one question. What were you thinking? Okay, let’s back up and handle this point by point, like adults. First, a fact is a piece of information presented as having objective reality. Yes, that’s… Read More »Coming Out To My Past Self: A Letter To Me
You know that scene where Cass nearly got shanked? Well, thank Max and Miri, the two delightful mannequins pictured above. These are basically Shay’s assistants, models, and all-around handy people. I’m not quite sure where this post is going, so have another picture. I am getting my act together, I swear.
Are you a Millennial? I planned to start this by saying I survived Y2K, so I’m a Millennial, but let’s be real. If you’re reading this, you’re a Millennial. Please don’t click the corner X just yet. You and I live and breath after the year 2000. I don’t care what year you were born.… Read More »You ARE A Millennial, And Here’s Why
We’ve been on the same topic all week, so why not? How do these mysterious Instinctive Norms fit into your physical health plan? Same way they fit into mental health. And success. You become what you think about. I’m talking about what you think about subconsciously. Again. See, we don’t look at the subconscious mind… Read More »Can Instinctive Norms Damage Our Physical Health?
So simple to get caught in the net of bad stuff. Oh, no, some horrible thing on the news! Our political framework is collapsing around us! Tyrants and terrorists everywhere! Quick question. How tired are you at the end of the day? Ever wonder if maybe it’s because we spend so much time focused on… Read More »Rose Thorns & Realizations
I am more than a survivor. I’m a Phoenix. Strange to type that out in post that people will see and read later. Much easier to say to personal friends and then leave alone, yet it’s something I got to thinking about after a TEDx talk about ADHD and an article about the difference between resignation… Read More »How to Become a Phoenix in 4 Phases
It’s Wednesday, so why not? A world-building post before the new year begins. I haven’t done one in a while. Mostly because I’ve gotten some interesting reactions from Shay while we work on the first several issues of Dragon Hoard Books. And I’ve had a variety of people in the last decade ask some variant… Read More »4 Tips to Solid, Consistent World Building