turn pain into art

Painting of the eyes of an artist who turned pain into art

We all hurt. We all feel pain. I sure know I do, and if you’re reading this and you think you’re not, then you’re kidding yourself. (Or you’re enlightened, but then why the heck would you be reading this?) That’s not to say that life can’t be beautiful. I love life. But the pain is … Read more

how to handle feelings of inadequacy

abstract depiction of feelings of inadequacy

I don’t know where my own feelings of inadequacy come from, but I know they’ve been with me from an early age. As I’ve grown older and evolved as a person, these feelings, too, have evolved, and expressed themselves through different manifestations. I no longer feel inadequate about the things that made me feel inadequate … Read more

tired of the emotional rollercoaster? here’s how to get off

colorful painting of an emotional roller coaster

Life sometimes feels like an emotional rollercoaster—a rollercoaster you can’t get off. You’re stuck in that ride, in a seemingly endless procession of ups and downs that leaves you feeling nauseous and exhausted after a while. Maybe you often act unreasonable, or you repeatedly do things you later regret. If things get too overwhelming, your … Read more

how to embrace yourself: the journey of creative self-love

a painting of a man embracing himself in the mirror

This is one of the hardest, but also most difficult, things in life: to embrace yourself. It’s difficult not just because it’s hard to embrace yourself, it’s difficult because you don’t really know who you are. With every unfolding moment of your life, you discover something new about yourself, and sometimes the older you get, … Read more

how to let go of resentment & stop feeling bitter

photorealistic image of 2 dandelions with dramatic lighting, black background, representing resentment

When you resent someone, your brain produces a constant stream of negative thoughts that are toxic to your own well-being, and hinders your creativity. It’s time to get real. Yeah, you ended up with the short end of the stick. Yeah, you didn’t get what you deserved. Yeah, someone disappointed or mistreated you. But holding … Read more