Why I Love Consol.io & Why You Should, Too

Last month, I wrote a review about Consol.io (a relatively new productivity tool) and how it’s better than its popular alternative, Evernote. I’m not going to bother you with a detailed list of its features, because doing so would make this article long, boring and redundant. I will, however, say that Consol.io has always been…

Hate

I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. – James Baldwin. It’s no secret that I hate myself. I’ve called myself a grotesque monstrosity, I’ve called myself a shit-dongle and I’ve referred to myself as “a guy…

The Wind

I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. – Jimmy Dean. I haven’t always been an honest person and I suppose a lot of that is because I needed to manufacture my own reality to suit the pain I was feeling. My lies were…

Why Were Mousepads Invented?

The common misconception is “Mousepads were invented so that the mouse wouldn’t scratch the table.” While that may be the reason you use a mousepad, that reason isn’t why mousepads were invented.   They are, however, one of the many benefits of using one.   What is a mousepad? I hear some of you ask….

Hidden/Change

When you start hiding things away, that’s when the darkness creeps up. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. – Steve Kazee. If you read my previous post, this morning, I wrote about how it was the best morning of my life and how I hoped that there would be many more mornings like the one I…

A Matter of Perspective

I’m writing this the morning after a really difficult night and in case you’re wondering, it was difficult because my mind was in that place again. “Life is different now from when I was a kid. It feels uncertain. It is pain. It is goodness but it is also loneliness.” I look at people around…

Acceptance

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. – William James. When I decided that it was finally time to get better, I honestly didn’t know where to start. I didn’t think I was capable of change, but most importantly, I didn’t understand what change actually meant….

Sabotage

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. – Norman Cousins. The concept of death has always brought me a lot of discomfort. It’s not because I don’t want to die, but because I’d like to be remembered for my strength(s) and not for…

Unreal

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death. – Robert Fulghum. Life is about having the tenacity and…

Growth

When we’re isolated, tired and sick of being lonely, we lose sight of our own potential and the power we possess. When I was at my lowest just a few months ago, I e-mailed my therapist, trusting her with what I was feeling. I couldn’t see the light. I thought it’d burned out, but I was…

Happiness

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching. — Gerard Way I don’t believe that anything in life is either black or white. I’m a firm believer in that there is always a gray area that we may not be aware of in certain situations. I’m one of those people…

Puzzles

The problems of puzzles are very near the problems of life. – Erno Rubik. Life becomes increasingly difficult when we lose sight of who we are and when we no longer hold on to hope. Growing up, I learned that the hardest lesson taught in life is not only how to love, but how to…