How to Let Go of Fear

How to Let Go of Fear

She Let Go She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of fear. She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ … Read more How to Let Go of Fear

Ode to 2016

“Stop the world I want to get off” A tag line I have used for myself several times throughout the year. On the surface, it has been pretty miserable. Due to work responsibilities, I had to leave my home city and move to a tiny town (Where the electricity goes off even in the presence … Read more Ode to 2016

What if you can’t sleep?

Sleep is an important factor in our physical and emotional wellbeing. It is thought that on average, we need 8 hours of sleep a night.

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12 Unexpected Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun

12 Unexpected Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun

When I recommend meditation to my stressed-out friends, they often open their eyes wide and scrunch up their nose. “You mean, sit for an hour and think about nothing? I don’t think I can.” I understand. When you think of meditation, the first image that comes to mind is probably a yogi, sitting with a … Read more 12 Unexpected Ways to Make Meditation Easy and Fun

Ain’t No Descartes ‘Round Here

Just take a gander at this guy. Culturally relatable?  Hard to tell (but you might guess NOT by the looks of it). He even philosophized in Latin, which is as relevant in communication today as a 90’s hair scrunchie. Standing on the shoulders of giants Yet just as English is derived from Latin precedents, modern philosophy is derived from this fellow born in … Read more Ain’t No Descartes ‘Round Here

If You Could Be Straight, Would You?

It’s a loaded question. My first instinct, my first voice would scream “no! Be proud, be happy, be unapologetic!”. Because I’m Queertastic, right? My name is literally a statement of how gay I am. So, so, gay. Actually, more so bisexual, but you guys get it. The truth is, as much as I hate to … Read more If You Could Be Straight, Would You?

Of Roots and Fractals (An Inspirational Short Fiction)

First of all, before we begin let me point you to my first post on BayArt, which is the first step in a very long journey for me personally.

Secondly, if you like this post you can find more of my musings here

This is a short story I wrote from a writing prompt about the effects of turning your back on the gifts the universe provides for you, as well as a tale of courage and redemption. 

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you here. 

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Bob admittedly felt strange as he awoke on that Sunday morning, staring at the blue sky from his bed in his tiny one bedroom apartment, the bright sunlight forcing his eyes and his mind under the covers to try and regroup.

It felt like he got no rest at all, even though he had gotten into the habit of sleeping as much as possible, because it was better to be blissfully asleep rather than think about how lonely and isolated he was every single day of his life.

His eyes burned and his body ached as if he had been on a bender and then proceeded to start a fight in which the odds must have plainly been against him. Bob had vague recollections of a strange dream, of hands, reaching out and a voice that kept telling him he had one last chance.

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