Loving Kindness

Loving kindness (metta) meditation has been elusive to me before recently. “May you be happy, may you be happy, may you be kind” sounded so cheesy to me. I have, in the past, prided myself on being cynical and skeptical (I am still relatively skeptical of everything to start out with). I consider myself aContinue reading “Loving Kindness”

9 Ways I Spend Less Money

As a teacher, I know my income will never reach the stars based on my career alone. I am trying to build up my “brand” in order to eventually supplement my teacher salary. Spending less money is therefore really important to me. Here are 10 ways I spend less money than I used to: 1.Continue reading “9 Ways I Spend Less Money”

I Love to Play Music

Music, dance, and visual arts are mostly undervalued in our society (except for videogames). When I say undervalued I do not mean that there are not expensive shows to see or art pieces to own. I mean that not enough of our tax money goes towards supporting artists and encouraging everyone to express themselves artistically.Continue reading “I Love to Play Music”

A Better World

This site is meant to be a positive place to feel good. That was and remains the mission. Here are some of the things that I believe would make the real world better and my objectives every day point towards the goal of realizing this vision: Life would be greater if: Teachers, social workers, therapists,Continue reading “A Better World”

Why I Love Dungeons and Dragons (and other TTRPGs)

My relationship with Dungeons and Dragons began somewhere around the year 2000 with the first Baldur’s Gate. I was already a fan of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings and when I first explored the grounds of Candlekeep I was hooked. Ten years later I got my hands on Pathfinder and Dungeons and Dragons.Continue reading “Why I Love Dungeons and Dragons (and other TTRPGs)”

Woodland Alliance

I have not really talked about my band Woodland Alliance because for some reason I wanted to keep these two projects separated. I have recently realized that both projects cover similar themes and some people might enjoy the lyrical aspect of my work in Woodland Alliance. I was playing bass in the band for aContinue reading “Woodland Alliance”

ADHD Skills

As you can probably tell from the breadth and description of the interests I highlight on this website, I have ADHD. Or should I say I am ADH? You see, I don’t really see my brain as any more problematic than a neurotypical’s brain. I feel like I was just born with a different presetContinue reading “ADHD Skills”

Environmentalism is Human

Walking in nature is what we were designed to do. Smelling decaying leaves and rich soil while taking in the stark colors of winter or the vibrant colors of spring, summer, or fall is our natural habitat. I am amazed whenever I see litter on the ground. How can humans spend so much time creatingContinue reading “Environmentalism is Human”

8 Bit Cardboard Wizard’s Stress Relief Manifesto

Stress will kill us if we don’t deal with it. I use the energy to engage with a hobby or I do one of these. Deep Breathing Breathing techniques are great. I use the Oak App to guide my deep breathing exercises. It is simple and quick and can reset your stress levels instantly. MeditationContinue reading “8 Bit Cardboard Wizard’s Stress Relief Manifesto”