Monday Morsel: Addiction

“Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there’ can instantly fill up the emptiness inside.”  Jean Kilbourne   Addiction. When I say the word, your mind instantly jumps to drugs, alcohol, and other substance abuse. A valid starting point, as we have all seen the awful effects these things can have on the lives…

Monday Morsel: Laughter

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny.” -Stephen Hawking Did you know 15 minutes of laughter yields the same benefits as 2 hours of sleep? Other Supposed Benefits of Laughter: Improved memory Improved quality of sleep Boosted immune system Reduced depression/anxiety Relieved tension Raised pain tolerance Everybody likes to laugh. And we should do…

Pretty Things

 I decided I’d post another song! Have a listen and let me know what you think. She stared back at herself out of the glass. Her lips were smeared with passion, an attempt to feel. But her eyes were still left searching. A piece of her was missing now, leaving a hole in her heart…

Monday Morsel: Talents

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” William Shakespeare   Everyone is talented. We have all been blessed with different gifts and strengths. Sometimes we get too focused on what we’re doing wrong, we make ourselves feel like failures. But we are not failures….

My Thoughts on Edgar Allan Poe

Poe. A writer. A poet. A madman. Many critics consider his works, and his mind, to consist purely of darkness. While he used the tool skillfully, anyone who has read even a small part of his philosophy would understand this is simply untrue. I am a great admirer of Edgar Allen Poe and his works….

Monday Morsel: Self-Love

“You demonstrate love by giving it unconditionally to yourself. And, as you do, you attract others into your life who are able to love you without conditions.” -Paul Ferrini One of the many reasons I love Paris is the attitude. It is one of pleasure. Some scoff at this disposition of indulgence, calling it lazy…

A Verse on Rain

I understand now why I love the rain. The sky has to take on so much, keeping it all together, tightly, straining, until it can’t hold on anymore. Rain is the release, and as it falls, the world can breathe again. It is only after letting go that the sun can shine through. It is…

Why I Love Thrift Stores

The time is potent. A sweet smell of aging fabric and wood. It gives off a sense of solidity, that things can last. A mess of homeless pieces, each with their own story. A tray formed from Mexican silver, here after a life of sitting on different surfaces around the same house for sixty years….

Monday Morsel: Dealing with Anxiety

“Worrying is stupid. It’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.” Wiz Khalifa I don’t know if you experience this, but sometimes, seemingly out of nowhere, I get so overwhelmed that I start to break down. Sometimes there is really no explanation for it, and other times it is because I’ve…