cutthroat by imagine dragons

I really got into this album by Imagine Dragons, and the song Cutthroad is another amazing song, very unique, raw and original in its own way. It’s violent and aggressive. Here’s what Dan Reynolds said about the song: This is a song about the desire I’ve had over the past few years to rid myself … Read more

giants by imagine dragons

Another deeply moving song by Imagine Dragons from the album Mercury Act 1. This one is about Dan Reynolds’ struggles with addiction: Giants. There’s a rawness to the song and the lyrics are beautifully poetic. There’s the gentle, loving care of a father in there that you here in his voice in the verses ”If … Read more

Wrecked by Imagine Dragons

Every once in a while I like to post a song here that I came across and that moved me. Wrecked by Imagine Dragons felt so real and raw, and I think anyone who lost a love one will feel it. Days pass by and my eyes stay dry, and I think that I’m okay‘Til … Read more

stephen pressfield & ryan holiday on creative work, writing, and resistance

Steven Pressfield and Ryan Holiday at The Painted Porch Bookshop

Ryan Holiday recently published a conversation between him and Stephen Pressfield. Right from the get go, they touch on an interesting subject: Ryan had a day where he wasn’t feeling well, and struggled to get into a writing groove. But he sat down and wrote anyway, and it turned out to be one of the … Read more

Kamal Ravikant

I didn’t know about Kamal Ravikant until I watched this interview on the Rich Roll podcast. It made me curious to learn more about him and his work. Loving myself has been a theme that’s been becoming more important for me in recent years, and one I didn’t consider much for the first thirtysomething years … Read more

I’m Afraid of Being Pollyannaish

I’m very afraid of being pollyannaish. I’m scared to pursue what I love because there’s no obvious way to ever monetize this. It feels foolish to do what I’m doing right now: almost like doing therapy in public. Writing out my unfinished thoughts here, and probably nobody ever reading it. And if somebody ever reads … Read more

Creativity is our true nature

I’m currently reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and right in the beginning of the book, she says she believes that creativity is our true nature. That resonated strongly with me. I believe it is true for me: creativity is my true nature. At least it’s a core part of me. I don’t know … Read more

Focus on What You Can Control

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. — Reinhold Niebuhr Life is often overwhelming, distressing, and outright unfair. Most of what’s happening in the world is totally outside of our control. But if you focus on what you … Read more