I write to encourage perspective. I write to challenge readers to really peel back the layers of their mind and get their hands dirty. Our brains are fascinating and even moreso when we dive deep into their depths.
A Seussian Transformation
I’m sure most of you have heard about the cancellation of a few Dr. Seuss books recently. I’m also sure you have been informed that he was someone who harbored racial biases, and it likely altered your perspective of him as a person.
The Never-Ending Battle for Unity
The country is divided. The feelings of hope and prosperity dwindling. It’s us versus them and of course whatever side I am on is the correct side, right? Wait, the country really is divided, right? We all hate each other and identify by a donkey or an elephant… right?
A Mind of Refuge
This past year has been a year of deep inner work and self-development. At this point in time one year ago, I was having nightly panic attacks, many of them severe, leaving me gasping for breath in a cold sweat spiraling down a mental black hole.
From One Human to Another
I suspect the majority of letters ceremoniously addressed to Donald Trump will be chest-thumping, out-the-door-pointing, good-riddance-wishing vent sessions. And hey, I get it. It truly has been a wild four years.
Pitter Patter, It's Halloween
Halloween is a holiday entrenched in the fascination of death, and the polarity of humans engaging in completely faux behavior, adopting entirely different personalities to accompany their doctored appearance. In a way it’s comical to display such indifference to the harsh realities of life.
- Second Place in Body Art Challenge
The Man with the Box Tattoo
A portal exists on my left arm. Simple lines of ink bearing the bends that a canvas made of skin dictates, forms a cube open at one end. When the world around me consumes my will, when this reality pumped by a beating heart and rhythmic breaths misses a beat and grips my throat, I turn to the box on my arm.
3 Simple Things Harming Your Health
There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self. -Aldous Huxley I started Handmade Mind as a way to blend passions together to form a harmonic symphony. Writing has always been a passion I kept to myself until recently. Psychology and brain function became a passion in college, as well as pursuing a healthy, self-sustainable and eco friendly lifestyle. This article truly is a blend of all of them.
On the Road to Fatherhood
"My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it." -Clarence Budington Kelland Fear doesn't begin to describe the feelings I was experiencing as our midwife rubbed a small amount of jelly on Rachels lower stomach. Being a person already prone to unchoreographed racing thoughts, I felt as though my head was about to burst like a red supergiant star. Four of my five senses shut down, and all of my energy funneled to my ears.