Ambition is a strange phenomenon. It can enable us to climb the highest peaks, but only the self-aware will admire the view.
There are positives to be gained from bouts of madness from time to time, but knowing the “why” is far more rewarding than the act.
While dementia is real, the proliferation of misinformation online often magnifies symptoms that may not exist.
As a somewhat cynical, still open-minded spiritual seeker, I decided to attend my own funeral to see if I felt anything.
I may have lost my father twenty-five years ago, but no one told me about the complicated nature of grief.
My therapist’s approach to anxiety is to help me accept things the way they are, instead of letting them stress me out. That doesn’t transfer to today.
Life coaches, spiritual guides, and similar gurus all point to an un-manifested destiny as the source of all your problems. Truthfully, the universe doesn’t care for you.
While we might overthink the concept of mindfulness, the path to achieving it might not be so different from the one we walk every day.
John Michael continues his series Life Is a Sweet, Tender Bruise, reflecting on life and people encountered, with a new story about family, community, and carpe diem.