Pain is often expressed through art. We can point to endless exhibits of torment across almost all mediums, but comedy is an area where it’s still uncomfortable to explore difficult topics. There’s a social understanding that certain topics are off limits. If a comedian speaks about loss, suicide, or their own mental illness there’s a chance… Read More Comedy Can Be Cathartic
I challenge you to spend one hour each day in November focusing on your dreams. Why? In conversations lately I’ve been running into people who get themselves stuck in the same situation that I find myself in now. There are so many things that we WANT to do, but when we get home from work/school/social… Read More Hour Of You
When I’m not doing homework on my commute I still need something to fill the time. I tend to recycle the same music playlists and get easily distracted so I finally checked out the world of podcasts. Oh man, have I been missing out! There are endless free podcasts to listen to out there on… Read More Podcasts Are Neat
When I was browsing for classes to take this semester I came across an upper level course examining the American Horror Film. I’ve always been a fan of the genre and I’ve written a few short horror stories myself so this class was an exciting prospect for me. We are in our fifth week now… Read More Horror Movies: What Spooks You?
Since moving to Evanston, IL I have spent the majority of my commute on the Purple Line. I kept seeing signs urging train riders to visit the Bahá’í Temple & Gardens in Evanston. The temple itself looked beautiful and I am always looking for new places to explore so I waited for an opening. This… Read More Spirituality & Bahá’í Temple
Recently I discovered there’s another area I’m not alone in! The persistent feeling that I am a complete phony has a real label to it: Impostor Syndrome. I know that my happiness comes with writing and connecting with other people, yet anytime I make progress I am filled with an intense feeling that I am… Read More Impostor! You’re Not Alone.
As I have previously mentioned, at times I have experienced relentless suicidal ideation. I have been quiet on this topic for years because of shame or fear of what other people would think of me. When the feelings have been too intense I have evaluated plans of action to end my life. There was a… Read More Why I Walk