Professional Optimism

“I get it, it’s nice up here. You could just shut down all the systems, turn down all the lights, just close your eyes and tune out everyone. There’s nobody up here that can hurt you. It’s safe. What’s the point of going on? What’s the point of living? Your kid died, it doesn’t get… Continue reading Professional Optimism

Coping as Choreography

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” -Rumi Emotions are like music. Every feeling is its own genre. To say that one feeling is objectively better than another would be like saying Classical is… Continue reading Coping as Choreography

I came here to feel

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” -Helen Keller “The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.” -Auguste Rodin  I do not aspire to be “above” my feelings any more than a surfer… Continue reading I came here to feel


“Love your wanting. Praise your desires. Be proud of your feelings, and glad for your actions. What moves your hand? Happiness. What sparks your thoughts? Happiness in you. What pulses in your heart with desire? Happiness. What gives those desires names? Happiness.” -Bruce M. Di Marsico, The Option Method “Keep me away from the wisdom… Continue reading Feel

Your feelings are your friends

All emotions are forms of energy and are therefore capable of being assimilated into the creative process. Instead of attempting to “purify yourself” of anger, explore the possibility of channeling it along productive lines. Frustration, when bottled up and suppressed, corrupts the soul. But when redirected away from what is unwanted towards what is wanted,… Continue reading Your feelings are your friends