When I first committed myself to my own mental well-being, one of the first things I researched was mindfulness practices. There are tons of them: mindful eating, mindful showering, mindful walking. Basically, put the word "mindful" in front of any -ing verb, and there is a exercise for it. It can be daunting, and a … Continue reading A Dog’s Guide to Mindfulness: Intro to Meditation
Trigger warning: rape, sexual abuse, and general adult themes This is the first thing I have ever produced where I feel as though a trigger warning is warranted. Here we go. I don't think I would consider myself a hedonist by any stretch of the imagination. I like pleasure, yeah, but on the surface, my … Continue reading Sin and the Soul (Edited 4/28)
This show shouldn't exist, but I am so glad that it does. From the creators of Adventure Time, comes a series of (pleasantly) hallucinatory experiences called The Midnight Gospel. It's almost impossible to describe succinctly, yet at the same time I debated doing an episode by episode break down for the entire 8 episode show. … Continue reading The Midnight Gospel
Blurry eyed and scarred thumbed, I have emerged from my hiatus to find that the world has gone to shit again. Seriously, I knew that some people really liked this blog, but I didn't realize all this was going to happen! Holy cow, guys. I'm gone for, like, a month, and y'all done shit the … Continue reading Back From the Dead
My oh my, where has The Ghost been? Where has his insightful rhetoric and unsolicited references to his favorite music gone? Perhaps he has died. Perhaps he is out adventuring through the wilds of Bora Bora. Perhaps he is erecting a new panda conservation site, dedicated to the revitalizing the population of those monochromatic bears. … Continue reading Dream Catcher
I taught myself how to read tarot years and years ago. I could probably still do it, but people take card reading very seriously. Most people don't realize that it is all a play on psychology, a generous dollop of artifice to mask the fact that the reader is asking prying questions that the querent … Continue reading So You Want to Quit Your Fortune Telling Job?
Empathy may just be the thing that defines us as an organized society and as a creative, innovated race. The ability to not just feel similarly to someone else but further yet, entertain the idea of someone else's personal existence as theoretically our own is simply an incredible leap of consciousness. It's something that I … Continue reading Empathizing with Illusion