I dare you to be kinder than you’ve ever been

 I have a reputation, somewhat deserved, for being a kind person. The truth is that, while I do try to be kind, I have never really lived up to my own expectations of how kind I want to be. When I was a kid, there were times I felt like my kindness was a weakness. I... read more

Mental detox

You know how people go through a detox phase when they start eating healthy? It can be kinda unpleasant, right? I’m thinking that there is clearly the mental equivalent of a detox like that. The reason I’m thinking this is that I’ve spent the last... read more

This is not the post you are looking for

It’s 3:26 in the afternoon as I start this post and I have every intention of making it a pretty unedited thingamabob, with the exception of typos and horrendous grammar that could conceivably slip in. I’m tired. I had intended to spend a longer period of... read more

Choco Brocco: A review with dismay

Whoever had the gall to conjure up this vile creation that dares call itself a cookie should immediately request an exorcism from the nearest priest. Any will do. I picked up a package of these dubiously-named Choco Brocco cookies thinking it sounded like the most... read more

I was indulgent and I paid the price

I overdid it yesterday with pizza and I had soda for the first time in 9 weeks. It just about demolished my sleep. It’s as if my sleep was  a gentle feather that should have lightly rested upon the bed, but NO! Along comes a hammer and smashes that poor little... read more

The silent hum

Have I shared this before? I don’t know. Though I’m profoundly deaf, the world is anything but silent to me. It used to be, once upon a time, but those days are long gone. Anything I see that I know makes a sound, my mind creates that sound for me. Whether... read more

Reframing Thoughts

I am reminded constantly of how it’s my thoughts that need changing as much as anything else, if not more. As I seek to find some kind of balance in what I’m doing for my health, I need to remember to change my way of thinking away from fear-based... read more

Week 9: Reset

All aglow… A photo posted by J Parrish Lewis (@jparrishlewis) on Sep 7, 2015 at 8:11pm PDT Decided yesterday I wasn’t going to worry at all about anything on Sundays. Sundays are now my default vent days as far as my food choices go. This was convenient... read more

The Trollskin Book – Chapter Six

Chapter Six “This is the place,” said Sasja. Her grey hair hid inside the cavernous hood of the thick fur-lined coat hugging her body. “Someone’s been here, alright,” said Aidan, scrunching his nose. He rubbed his hands together to fight the cold, then cupped his... read more

The Goblin Road – Chapter Six

Chapter Six            The Troll’s Question A dark figure followed the travelers, unseen and unheard, keeping close to the ground. It scurried along the moonlit Goblin Road, pausing within the shadows of oaks and boulders strewn across the land, absorbed in the act of... read more