When we realize we're our mother

The Apple Doesn’t Fall…

Maybe it’s because I was old enough to remember my mother turning 30, but 30 is when I began to notice how much like my mother I am. Mostly it’s mannerisms. We sound alike, act alike, and exclaim in the exact same way.  This completely freaked me out of course. It made me feel so…

When the Sand Runs Out

When the Sand Runs Out

I don’t live a conventional life. I never have.  Maybe it’s not in the cards for me, or maybe it’s my personality, but nevertheless I am not what you would call “normal”. Not that I haven’t tried to fit myself into the normal box. I have. But I am wholly convinced that it was an…

My New Favorite Meditation Technique

Lately, I’ve been using a new meditation technique that’s been really effective for me. I’ve found that if I can relax each and every one of my face and head muscles, I can suddenly feel my heart in an amplified way. Taste it even. This is an incredible feeling.  I usually do this right when…

Heart + Brain web comic, Episode 4: The Box

EPISODE 4: The Box

  Isn’t this how it is? Our brain is always trying to define us and fit us into an image that that it’s seen out in the world somewhere. The problem is, we are so multidimensional that there’s always at least one thing lost in us when we accept a definition. And we try to ignore…

A post about being happy

What About Happy?

It’s easy to talk about pain. There’s a great deal of entertainment in it. Poems blossom from deep struggle and confusion, and no great story is without obstacles. Yes, pain is an artist’s best friend. But what happens when we’re happy?  What do we write about then?  I find myself in a particularly upbeat state at the…

Riding the Emotional High

Riding The Emotional High

I’ll be the first one to admit that I am not full of positive feelings and self-belief on a constant basis. (Shocking, I know.) But in fact, I’ve been struggling with being motivated and hopeful for a little while now. I think a lot of that has to do with working from home, as I…