Dec 03

Many of you have talents, both evident and hidden within you, but you fear taking action to present them to the world. You look at the people who act, and you say “I wish I could do that”, or “One day I will do that”, but time has never been about uplifting the doubtful. People don’t help, especially if they know that they can sway you towards the negative, and many of us aren’t born with enough of that fire to push past everything and strive to ascend. This does not mean that you should accept that being stagnant is your fate. I will not sit here and pretend to know the answer for motivation, and enabling action, but I can tell you that failure is not as devastating as you think it is. Failure is a part of the game, and while success is what… [Read more]

Jul 14

You’ve heard it before, hell every male has heard it before, but in practice you may have tried it and failed miserably. How do you show confidence without coming off as a total douche to the opposite sex? Well if you have to ask, chances are you haven’t been doing well in this department.  Confidence is second nature to a truly confident person,  it is shown in his walk, his talk and the way he performs in every day life. So the question really should be, “how do I become confident?” Here are a few tips to help you along the path: Do not evaluate yourself through the eyes of others When you look to others to give you confirmation in your life, you end up missing out on personal choices that could have made you happy. It will also allow you to become motivated by mediocrity. If… [Read more]

Jul 10

“Never let the game get ahead of you, get a better view” – Snoop So, I have a story for you and it is one that I think you can identify with because it has affected all of us in one facet of life or the other. You all have been there and with the facade of life being “fair” many of us run around in circles only to end up feeling disappointed. We listen to the people who got lucky–as they dole out advice from a place of privilege–and we think that they have it all figured out, so we copy them. Sound familiar? Well let’s get into the story. A guy (lets call him Ronnie) walks into a casino and within a few minutes, he hears one of the patrons screaming because she hit the progressive on a slot machine. A man to his left claps his… [Read more]

Jun 24

Okay, I don’t normally issue warnings when I write would-be offensive material but I am issuing one right now. People for whatever reason love to associate themselves with others that are being called out, and I am more than sure you readers will do the same. If you are a complainer, or an “activist” in name only, that looks for things to be pissed about so that you can post, hashtag, or appropriate for the sole reason of playing the part of victim then you should be offended by what I am about to say. If you are a person who points out social injustice, offers up solutions, or actively does things to make a change (besides “bringing awareness to it” #rollseyes) then you have no reason to be offended. With that being said you have been warned. A complaint about our modern culture of complaint Am… [Read more]

Jun 02

There will always be people around us to uplift us as well as tear us down and it may come as a surprise to us. Family members that we assume will have our backs will become jealous, overly judgmental and extremely negative. The troll on your Facebook that you have as a political sparring partner may end up being your best ally when it comes to your goals and aspirations in life. Positive people are a breath of fresh air, and they show up in the strangest places. Negative people come in many forms and they strike when we least expect it. A lot of people who mean well will play devil’s advocate at times when we need their support and will kill our spirits with their opinion. Oft times this opinion comes from a place of fear because they would not be willing to the things that you… [Read more]

Apr 14

While studies may suggest a link between selfie-taking and mental illness, my experience has been anything but detrimental to my mental health. I would hazard to guess that many people who experience PTSD find selfie-taking a healing, rather than damaging activity. When growing up, I was discouraged from looking in the mirror and, as a result, was not able to identify with myself in ways that most children took for granted. I did not have pictures of birthday parties or other happy moments to refer back to. These kinds of pictures were simply not available to me. As a result, I grew up lacking a key foundational element in my development… | Read the rest at Toilet Paper People |

Feb 17

Life has been hard to the self-proclaimed bitch but she is tired of being kicked down and is ready to be the one doing the kicking. It is a freeing thought this new attitude of “not putting up with your shit” that we take on when we’ve finally decided that we are over being the world’s doormat. There is the need to scream it out at the top of the highest mountain “I am sorry if I am a bitch but…” to let the future users and abusers know that you will not take their fuckery and manipulation lying down. You want to issue the warning that despite your kind eyes and sweet voice you have fangs behind that maw and they would do well to stay on your good side or the bitch will come out and give them a good bite! Women that have… [Read more]

Jan 30
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When you have over 1,000,000 articles about various things both popular and “trending” it becomes easy to go down the path of “let’s just write about what all of the other sites are writing about” but isn’t that the problem with most blogs? How many spaces do we need talking about why Beyonce isn’t feminist or why Jay-Z is the sole black member in the devil worshipping Illuminati (or some such nonsense)? Aren’t there topics that demand some attention from writers brave enough to tackle them? Let me think of some… How the church and religious dogma has always held back medical advancements. A man’s take on why beautiful women are ostracized in society (We covered it) Girlfriends and boyfriends that are only dating you in order to piss off mommy and daddy. Why won’t some people and businesses admit that race baiting keeps their… [Read more]