Letter to Self

Today, I’m writing to you. I need you to stop getting so caught up in the future; it paralyzes  you, and has for years. You say you want to experience a certain lifestyle, and you’re not doing much to make it happen. Yeah, you stay busy. But, if you really look at the past couple of weeks,…

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Put Down the Belt

Last week, three questions weighed heavy on my soul. (read more about that here) They were: What is it that makes it so hard for some of us to feel like we deserve to be happy? How is it that we learned to be so comfortable with self-flagellation? And more importantly, how can we stop…

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How’s this for a Birthday Present!?

Three questions have stewed in my mind since Monday night. What is it that makes it so hard for some of us to feel like we deserve to be happy? How is it that we learned to be so comfortable with self-flagellation? And more importantly, how can we stop that shit? Monday marked my 39th…

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How to Turn a Douche Bag into Your Guru

It started out well enough. A month after taking a job as a bar-back at a nightclub in Downtown Los Angeles, they bumped me up from stocking the booze and put my name on the bartender rotation. Shorter hours for the same money, what’s not to love? The next couple of months were awesome. The…

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Your Teacher Lied! Dumb Questions do Exist. Here’s One.

This is my struggle. I remember too much and I have a difficult time letting go. It started, in 5th or 6th grade,  just after Mr. Brown asked the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Until then, the thought never crossed my mind, but in that moment, I declared that I wanted to…

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