Frankentoes, My beautiful ugly feet - illustration

My Beautiful Ugly Foot

Finding beauty in the difference

A few years ago, a sloppy surgeon butchered my right foot. I went to Dr. Garrett for routine bunion surgery and left his office traumatized. He lopped off a full third of my second toe and made bending my big toe ever again impossible. I used to be a distance runner and suffered significant foot pain from my bunions whenever I ran more than ten or twelve miles, which I… Read More »

Metamorphosis insectorum Surinamensium Maria Sibylla Merian - ART - Illustration

Quitting smoking, fat yoga and menopause – not necessarily in that order.

I am not this body.

editor’s note: You can listen to a minisode podcast referencing this article, links and embeds are at the end of the article for your listening pleasure. A few years ago, after quitting smoking for the very last time – really it is and was the last time – my body went haywire. The detox from the nicotine wasn’t an issue for me mentally. I had quit a few times before… Read More »

Pop Art image of Muhammad Ali by John Stango CC3

We Don’t Lack Ability, We Lack Incentive

When you see something astonishing you can rest assured that it was highly motivated by some sorta driving force. What exactly is motivation? Motivation is said to be the driving force by which humans achieve their goals. To achieve these types of goals, you must be willing to work extra hard and punch any & all obstacles in the fucking face. Bruce Lee threw thousands of punches and kicks daily,… Read More »

Fight the Enemy between your ears Darius Foroux

How To Fight The Enemy That Lives Between Your Own Two Ears

One of the main things I’ve learned about life is that before you conquer the external world, you have to master the inner world of your mind. You might have all kinds of awesome goals. “I want to buy a Lambo.”“I want to feed starving people.”“I want to fly to the moon.” No problem. The enemy lies not in the outside world. It’s not money, people, or opportunity that’s holding… Read More »

Luck when opportunity meets preparedness - Maneki Neko - quote

Is luck, successes dirty little secret?

ponderings on the intersection between the two

Early last year, I read and shared an article on my art blog by Jeff Goins, The Unfair Truth About How Creative People Really Succeed: On Networks, Connections, and Relationships. With the article was my editor’s note, which essentially boiled down to my thoughts about the word luck because it provoked emotions that provoked some thought – so here I share my thoughts on LUCK… …for me, I think there… Read More »