Self Improvement

Reading Time: 8 mins
February 19, 2019
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My Spine is my Achilles Heel

Reading Time: 8 mins How I allow a minuscule 1.5 cm organ in my body to periodically dismantle my life Sharp spasms of pain travel through my body, navigating down my back to my legs and coming around to my chest. My breathing has turned into rhythmic grunts where […]
December 1, 2018
What I Learned From Being an Assassin - "The Persian Warriors" characters created by Vishka Studio

What I Learned From Being an Assassin

Reading Time: 5 mins I brought a child into this world because I wanted someone to play video games with.
Okay, that was hardly the only reason I made such a decision, thank god, but it was fun to think that the little dude would grow up to become my partner in crime, climbing the walls of fortresses, finding buried treasures, and killing hundreds of evil minions sent by the big boss.
November 29, 2018
How I Let "Writer's Block" Defeat Me - Photo by Susan Holt Simpson on Unsplash

How I Let “Writer’s Block” Defeat Me

Reading Time: 4 mins I wrote like a demon for a few weeks, coming up with 300 to 1500 words per day, every day. The writing wasn't necessarily top-notch, even far from it, but it was nothing to be ashamed of, and I knew I was getting better at it.
I felt like a serious writer and I was coming up with lots of great ideas.
June 7, 2018
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Life According to Badminton

Reading Time: 3 mins What I’ve learned after several years of being a parent is that if you manage to ignore the noise to a certain extent, you will witness something else beyond the utter chaos and uncontrollable anarchy.
June 5, 2018
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Everybody’s Winging It

Reading Time: 4 mins
"You will feel less pressure and less insecure if you just realize that everybody’s winging it."
Ryan HolidayIt took me quite a while to realize this little fact, and it used to put a lot of pressure on me when I was younger and didn’t know better.
May 30, 2018
I Was Peter Pan Before I Became Scrooge McDuck

I Was Peter Pan Before I Became Scrooge McDuck

Reading Time: 4 mins I’m an amazing actor. No, really, I’m not bragging. The other night I managed to turn a look of “What in fuck’s name did I get myself into??!!” induced by my fear of a gruesome death, into a relaxed, suave look of confidence in less than a tenth of a second.

Take that De Niro!

 
May 29, 2018

Mother Nature Taught Me a Lesson

Reading Time: 4 mins Nature is painfully beautiful and we still have a long way to go before anything we create can have its utterly mesmerizing and chaotic beauty.
I have come to accept very firmly that results and success, although important, are not as crucial as we think they are. Success is fleeting, results are fickle.
May 27, 2018
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I Need Creativity Viagra

Reading Time: 8 mins It’s strange that a miracle pill wasn’t created for people stuck in creation purgatory There was a time when I could come up with at least 5 or 10 ideas for a client in a few hours. These would consist of at least one or […]
April 28, 2018
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From Angio to Yoga

Reading Time: 6 mins How I went from needing angiography to becoming more serene I could feel the drops of sweat forming on my forehead as the slope increased. I was desperately trying to convince myself that I was still fit enough for my age but the nagging thought that […]