What you see is not who you are

https://youtu.be/xPAat-T1uhE The above clip, which happens to come from one of my favorite actors in one of my most favorite movies, is one that is near and dear to me. I can tell you honestly that I am not surprised by the depth of his epiphany or the sincerity in which he professes its effect on his … Continue reading What you see is not who you are

What’s your time loop lesson?

I prefer to view my life as some sort of a show or film in perpetual development rather than some irksome idea of reality that's so emphatically forced on us at every turn. Carrie Fisher summed it up: "I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to BE art." Yes. What she said. … Continue reading What’s your time loop lesson?

Connecting with your beast

As a lover of spiritual symbolism, it's no surprise that the movie Avatar is one of my favorites. Perhaps that's also because the movie is described as an "action adventure journey of self discovery" which happens to be an attitude about our lives in general that I aspire to encourage. And while we're expected to exist day-to-day in "reality" … Continue reading Connecting with your beast

Love? Look to Forrest Gump

Valentine's Day- what a lot of misplaced heartache is going on in the world today due to this fictional holiday! Sure, it's a holiday in the sense that it's listed on the calendar, but come on- we're supposed to take it seriously as a representation of love? If this day is causing you any sense … Continue reading Love? Look to Forrest Gump

The thing is not the thing

"Until you learn to heal the wounds of your past, you will continue to bleed into the future. You can bandage it with food, alcohol, drugs or work, but eventually it will stain your life and you will continue to bleed."   -Iyanla Vanzant Healing the wounds of the past begins by acknowledging the wounds of the past. … Continue reading The thing is not the thing

On the flip-side: the weight loss smackdown

Let's get to the meat of the matter and for once, nothing else. Yeah, I know- extremely hard for me. I'm all about the "something else". But for today, meat of the matter ONLY. You want to lose weight and you want to do it yesterday. Preferably without the bells, whistles, and what you may … Continue reading On the flip-side: the weight loss smackdown