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)
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
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?
I love games. Like, you don't understand. I love games. I have a wall filled with games. A friend of mine made robust, custom shelving just to hold my board games. For a period, I hosted weekly game nights and had become "the game guy." My board game acquisition has slowed down significantly now that … Continue reading Ticket to the Gaslight Circus (Part 1)
I've been in several abusive relationships before, but my first was also probably my worst. It lasted the longest and affects me the deepest. Years after the severance I still think about if frequently, getting that pang of guilt for leaving a lot of ends untied. It was a not so subtle meeting at their … Continue reading A Dummy’s Guide to Melting Snow and Killing God