Mental Health. It’s a No-Brainer.

Going in to see a therapist should be as common and routine as your yearly physical or gynecological checkup. How do you know if something isn’t normal unless you consult a professional? The point of checking in with your health care professional is to catch thing early, to make sure you are healthy, inside and out. The weather is perfect. I’m working from home. I had a wonderful breakfast out

13. Slow Down

Desynchronize from standard time frames and surprising opportunities may present themselves. Like momentary lapses of sanity. They are too few and far between these days. I’ve been desynchronizing of sorts. I’ve been on a low dose of Zoloft for about two years now. Gaining 20 lbs (which is a side effect), I decided to ween myself off over a few weeks. Then I realized why I was on it. Bill,

8. Drift

Allow yourself to wander aimlessly. Explore adjacencies. Lack judgment. Postpone criticism. I don’t do this enough anymore. I don’t do this at all. I want to do it again in Paris. I want to hear the hum of the scooters, the smell of good food. I live in the Fan. It’s a historical district lined with row houses from the turn of the century. It’s great for wondering. The alleyways

7. Study

A studio is a place of study. Use the necessity of production as an excuse to study. Everyone will benefit. Yes. Agreed. I don’t have anything else here. No, that’s a cop out. I have two places of study. My home office and my porch. My porch which needs some love, and my office is suffering from neglect. Therefore, it is necessary for me to rectify the situation utilizing my

6. Capture Accidents

The wrong answer is the right answer in search of a different question. Collect wrong answers as part of the process. Ask different questions. My job is my captured accident. It was known to me as the place where “creative goes to die.” I said countless times, “I will never work there.” Then one afternoon, I started to panic. I dug through my contacts and sent a reluctant email. Two