Author: Mikey Kuplevatsky

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The biggest sin of age is forgetting the trials of youth. – Chloe Sullivan. The past few weeks have been nothing short of intense; I’ve been seeing my new therapist on a weekly basis, I recently turned 23 and my head has been processing so much lately that I haven’t been able to formulate complete…




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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
May 7

Wealth

The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively. – Bob Marley Money has been on my mind lately. It comes up a lot in the internal conversations I have with myself because I’m at a point in…




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It is up to us to live up to the legacy that was left for us, and to leave a legacy that is worthy of our children and of future generations. – Christine Gregoire Entertainment has always been a big part of my life. I love watching movies and shows, because it allows me to escape…




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If you think that living with Depression or any sort of mental illness is so bad that it makes you unlovable and unable to maintain relationships, I’m living proof that your difficulties can actually make you more hopeful, loving and capable of positive change. This is a post that I’ve been avoiding to write at…




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We have to acknowledge that adolescence is that time of transition where we begin to introduce to children that life isn’t pretty, that there are difficult things, there are hard situations, it’s not fair. Bad things happen to good people. – Laurie Anderson. When I was growing up, I often had one consistent thought: “If…




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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
May 3

Anger

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha. Do you remember when being a child meant that your biggest worry was whether or not you’d be able to have cookies before dinner or whether or…




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The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests. – Epictetus When I was a child, I had lots of ideas on what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a teacher, a therapist, a fitness trainer, a writer and a movie director. Basically, I just wanted to…




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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Apr 25

Effort

Happiness and success are both results of effort. Two years ago, I met a therapist at a trauma program that I found relatively close to where I lived. It was free, I felt safe there and I was learning new things about these symptoms called dissociation, flashbacks, and blackouts. If you’ve been following me for…




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BayArt - New Perspective on Life
Apr 19

The Unknown

This post may contain no redeeming qualities, as it will be my outlet for being profane, crass and downright stupid. Continue at your own risk. Just kidding (maybe). This article isn’t for normal people. For whatever reason, you clicked on this post and began reading, which is how we got to this point in time.…




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Every creation needs a reason to exist, no matter what the creation. It’s finding a reason for its existence that sometimes becomes the biggest challenge of all. As a former freelance network security engineer, I learned several things that transitioned into valuable life lessons. There’s always a way in. The weakest link in any security…