When a Friend Attempts Suicide

How do I even begin? I mean, how the fuck does one approach something like this. I don’t have a clue. But I’ve got to get this shit out, so I’ll just put it bluntly . . . a very close friend of mine tried to kill herself. OD’ed on prescription drugs. And gin . […]

How to Avoid the “What If” Train Wreck

Ever had that moment when you really wanted to say something — maybe crack a joke or make a point that no one else had seen yet – but instead found yourself wondering what the consequences for speaking up would be?   “What if I say something stupid?” “What if nobody agrees with me?” “What […]

5 Unexpected and Totally Awesome Benefits of Letting Go

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” – Tao Te Ching   I’m sure you’ve been told it a hundred times. You’ve probably read it in books and blogs. Heard it preached in church. It’s […]

The Horror of the Anorexia Ward

This post was not born of good spirits. It should be no more fun to read than it is to write. There won’t be any uplifting messages. There are no lessons here. No hidden morals to be uncovered. It can’t be anything other than what it is. I just need to be rid of it. […]

Kill Wishful Thinking and Finally Take Back Your Life

(This post is part of the Friday Night Kick in the Ass series.) I’m going to let you in on a little secret. You may not like me for it. You may even want to reach out and slap me. But what I’m going to tell you is the truth. And the sad part is, […]

How Do You Find Success and Satisfaction? The One Habit You Must Develop . . .

Success. Satisfaction. The two go hand in hand . . . for what is success without satisfaction? More importantly, do you have what it takes to achieve either? The truth is there are many qualities that successful and satisfied individuals possess, but there is one in particular they all possess. And it can be summed […]

If You Want to Unlock Your Potential then Take a Chance

  As you may have noticed, if you’re a regular here, today’s picture is just a boring ‘ol photo of some caged fella. You were likely expecting another awesome comic from Nijaz. Looking forward to it, probably.   I’m sorry to disappoint. After just three posts, our collaboration has come to an end. We had […]

This Shit’s Gonna Hurt

  In my last post, I pointed out that changing yourself will be one of the hardest things you’ll ever attempt. If you’re trying to make real and meaningful change you had better realize the enormity of the task. Otherwise, frustration will stop you dead in your tracks.   Change is not easy. And the […]