November 29, 2019

I don't even know how it happened. One day I was like 160-170 pounds, then boom, I weighed like 210, then 220, then 225. 

What are these marks around my waist? Why is my gut slumping over when I lie on my side? Where did this extra skin around my stomach come from?

Did I...

November 29, 2019

"Life, not work itself, is the real work of life." 

-This guy named Neal

I've noticed my blog gets more hits when I write really personal stuff. I want to dazzle you with my wordplay, rhymes, syllable alignment, and creativity, but the market is often right. 

Lately, I've...

October 21, 2019

A child questions a decision

the busyness

a beehive in their deep minds

Which path will become their map?

Their sky is beyond tree lines, but only one life, not nine

can’t be scared like felines

The universe sees farthest

Its got your back like a net to a trapeze artist

An ene...

August 13, 2019

One week into Cool Kids’ Recess—here’s how we’re responding to recess’s most pressing challenges:

1.   Every spider is a Black Widow. 

2.  "How did you get your foot tangled in the soccer net?"

3.  "Alright, boys and girls, we lost 2 jump ropes on the first day....

July 25, 2019

"We're done. It's over. Time to move on." These words (whether spoken out loud or in our heads) shouldn't only pertain to the end of a relationship with a lover; these words can be directed toward friends, jobs, eras, etc. 

Why not? 

Have you ever had that friend who's t...

July 10, 2019

A therapist once told me that people from abusive backgrounds struggle with self-regulation.

I agree.

But what is self-regulation and why’s it so hard?

I need something deeper than "the ability to regulate myself.”

Let’s explore:

I recently lost 44 pounds.

Good for me, righ...

July 8, 2019

How does this happen? How do these people with ugly personalities sneak into our lives?

I should give this post more framework, but I'm just so "blah" when

thinking about this subject, so let's just start...together.

What is a narcissist?

The medical definition says narcis...

July 1, 2019

I'm changing this site from my growth-inspired tales to a resource for overcoming psychological abuse. Yeah, heavy stuff.

This change is birthed by a positive phase of reinvention.

I don't mean to pontificate when I write these posts, I just wanna share the latest updat...

June 16, 2019

“Did you see the special, Brandon?”  my mom asked.

“No, what is it?”

“Barbecue salmon with rice and vegetables.”  

“I think we have a winner.”

Eating something healthy prevented me from telling myself I was too busy to enjoy a dinner with my mom and grandma.

Mom got the...

May 15, 2019

Some see love as pats on the head at each of life's milestones, but I want my love to spread through society's cracked bricks like

warm-watered medicine for the overlooked.  

My lens will spot the free hearts taking shape. My purview will capture the conn...

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