Conversations With Dead People – Episode 7: Patient Zero of My Dysfunctional Relationships

This one snuck up on me, as the end of the video will give away. This one is primarily about my mother, though certainly applies to both of my parents. The primary lesson in all this is the danger of prioritizing material wealth and well-being over emotional health and well-being, physical health, interpersonal relationship health,…Read more Conversations With Dead People – Episode 7: Patient Zero of My Dysfunctional Relationships

Conversations With Dead People – Episode 6: My 20th Birthday Cacophonous Affair

This year marks the 10th anniversary of my 20th birthday disaster (yes, I'm 30 this year). My birthday and spring in general has historically been a hallmark for general pain and suffering for much of my life, for one reason or another. I remember a time when I was really young, before the age of…Read more Conversations With Dead People – Episode 6: My 20th Birthday Cacophonous Affair

Thoughts on Shame: Root Incidents and Reclaiming Sexuality (Part 2)

See the video for the gist. The first part of this series is here, an opening on toxic shame, its effects, and some opening notions. But in this one I boil it down to sexuality, possibly the most shaming topic of them all for many, many of us. There missing factor not mentioned in the…Read more Thoughts on Shame: Root Incidents and Reclaiming Sexuality (Part 2)