Monday Morsel: 10 Ways to Escape the Blah

“To do good you actually have to do something.” Yvon Chouinard You know what I’m talking about. When nothing is really wrong, you just feel… blah. Not a great place to be. I like writing lists, so I sat down and wrote a list of ways to shrug off the apathetic plague. 1. Candles: good…

Research on Fear

“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” Interesting question, right? Some might say inspiring. This post is a little different than my usual. I know things have been kind of slow lately, and my excuse for it is because I’ve been busy with some longer works and personal projects. And if I’m being honest, I’ve…

Monday Morsel: Hold On Forever

General Conference this weekend was fantastic as usual. (If you missed it, click here.) There were so many wonderful talks, but one of the thoughts that stuck out to me was from our newest apostle, in his testimony: “Something wonderful happens in a missionary’s service, when he or she realizes the calling isn’t about him…

What is PEDS?

A brief explanation on what I’ve been working on this month. PEDS: Poem Every Day in September   I have been uploading a poem onto my YouTube channel almost every day this month. Why? Well let us explore why this blog exists, shall we? It started because people wanted to hear about my adventures whilst…

I’ll See You Tomorrow

I know what you’re thinking. I’m a liar. I didn’t post yesterday like I said I would. There are two reasons for that. One, the poem I had planned really wasn’t at the quality I wanted. Two, I was busy living life. Most of you probably didn’t even notice. I doubt anybody waits around for…

National Suicide Prevention Week

    A letter to you, Hi. I’d like to meet you someday. I’d like to sit across the table at a dirty, hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant, and listen to you tell me about your life so far. I want you to tell me about the song you put in your headphones when you’re angry. And…

Monday Morsel: Suicide

“We’ll See You Tomorrow” – Jamie Tworkowski Suicide is a topic many people shy away from. As if it’s surrounded by some weird taboo. It shouldn’t be that way. Suicide is as real a problem as cancer or drowning. Some would say the thoughts act like a cancer, it feels like drowning. But it’s so often…

Monday Morsel: Art, Distractions, and Reality

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso When it comes to everyday life, art is always my distraction. Plugging in headphones, burying my nose in a book, or grabbing a pen while I take a step back and attempt to translate brainwaves into words. We are going to look…

Monday Morsel: Falling Apart

“I know this transformation is painful, but you’re not falling apart; you’re just falling into something different, with a new capacity to be beautiful.” William C. Hannan I think we work too hard sometimes. We tell ourselves to be strong. There are too many things to be done, taken care of, there is no time…

Monday Morsel: 10 Kind Things

“Throw kindness around like confetti.” Unknown I enjoy getting feedback about this blog, and my writing, and other projects, truly I do. I am always pleasantly surprised to discover someone actually reads my stuff. It makes me want to create more, and trust me, I have a billion ideas. The feedback I’ve been getting lately…

Monday Morsel: Become Light

“I stopped looking for the light, and decided to become it instead.” -Unknown Sometimes, we feel like something is just off. Wrong. Out of balance. And so we go looking. For something, someone to restore what is missing. And maybe we find it. And things get better, or so it seems. We rely on that…

Monday Morsel: Innocence

“Can you remember who you were, before the world told you who you should be?” -Unknown What happened? What happened to make us this way? So hard, untrusting, fearful of the future. Our first thoughts of others are not always kind. Neither are our thoughts of ourselves. We see no beauty in the world around…