A Meditation On Worry

June 25th, 2019 I heard a wonderful concept today: if you can worry, then you can meditate, because worrying is just meditating about all the wrong things. Hell, yeah, it is. Instead of finding my inner peace and shit, I repeat things like, “I am such an awkward loser” in my head until I believeContinue reading “A Meditation On Worry”

The Climb

June 15th, 2019 Some people wonder why climbers do it. Why would somebody put their life at risk for something so stupid? Until you really stop and think about it and realize that at least once in your life, you are going to be obsessed with, possessed by and insanely passionate about something, or someone.Continue reading “The Climb”

You Positive?

June 11th, 2019 I saw some people today and they reminded me of a simple truth that needs to be repeated. Positive people do not have better lives than negative people do. Bad things happen to them: they fall down, they get set back and they get hurt. They have sad days and mad daysContinue reading “You Positive?”

The Secret Of Change

May 13th, 2019 I’m about to tell you a secret of the universe. It’s one of the big ones, and I’m not going to keep it quiet anymore. I’m about to share with you the secret of change. I know what you’re thinking: “Whoa, Dennis. You can’t do that. If you just go and tellContinue reading “The Secret Of Change”

Make The Mundane Excellent

May 6th, 2019 I feel like I’ve been a million people lately. It’s like my brain has been scattered across the multiverse, and the only thing connecting it to itself is a current of anxious electricity. I read an piece recently about the concept of excellence. The writer argued that since most of our livesContinue reading “Make The Mundane Excellent”

When Do The Bad Thoughts Stop?

March 19th, 2019 As a recovered/forever recovering person, I think the question I get asked the most is: “So when do the bad feelings and thoughts stop?” I avoid this question. But I think, in the spirit of true transparency, I should answer it, and as honestly as I can: they don’t. I still haveContinue reading “When Do The Bad Thoughts Stop?”

What Doesn’t Kill You

March 7th, 2019 Why is “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” such a commonly used phrase? I know some of the greats use it (I’m looking at you, Kelly Clarkson), but it is inherently false. What doesn’t kill you rarely makes you stronger. What doesn’t kill you can harm you, hurt you, cut you,Continue reading “What Doesn’t Kill You”

Comic Books Saved My Life

February 26th, 2019 Confession: comic books saved my life. Not in a hyperbolic, overly dramatic way, mind you. It’s just whenever I’ve felt lost and lacking direction, I have always been able to find what I need in the pages of a comic. Like any other human on this planet, I’ve been through stuff. AndContinue reading “Comic Books Saved My Life”

Love Thy Neighbor

February 18th, 2019 I post this because I am seeing a lot of hatred on the internet today, in all of its forms, and I think we need a moment — all of us — to reflect. Something that I have had a really hard time dealing with lately is seeing posts from devout ChristianContinue reading “Love Thy Neighbor”

We Are Better People, Despite Claims To The Contrary

February 13th, 2019 No matter how much you progress in life, there will always be people there to remind you of the times you were a piece of crap. This is okay. Unfortunately, this is how the human brain works for some reason. I’ve had a few days like that this week, but instead ofContinue reading “We Are Better People, Despite Claims To The Contrary”