I successfully chased my Big Life Dream, and I hated it

So I set my mind to it — damn the naysayers. I was going to do this thing. So I saved up for several years, bought a boat, fixed her up, moved aboard, left my job, and started traveling… And then finally admitting that I seriously hate this.

So here's what I learned from dream chasing and giving up…

Throw this creepy but elegant goth dinner party

When planning this super creepy goth dinner party, I wanted to avoid the kitschy, usual food you see at Halloween parties: the hot dog "fingers," the mummy pigs in a blanket… I wanted food that was elegant and still tasty!

These are the creepy things I will serve you if you ever come to eat at my house…

How to make art when you're "not an artist"

Saint Bob Ross once said, “If you don’t think you can do this — you’re not realizing how simple it is.” That's how he wanted us to look at making art. And it's true. Whether it's painting, knitting, building furniture, writing music, telling stories… the creative process is easy, and so so hard.

Here's how you can fight the fear and start making art…

I'm a therapist with self-harm scars

I am a Residential Therapist and a recent graduate. And I have concern about how to address my self-harm scars to my clients.

I have considered surgery for the major scars and tattoos for the minor scars. Looking for insight from others in the professional or helping field.