Last week we hit the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Then it hit me… it’s almost half way through 2019. The year is almost half over. I don’t know if you can relate, but realizing that half 2019 is behind us leaves me a little stunned: Half over??? I feel like I’m … More Pizza, Costco and Your Mental Health
I did a rough calculation of how I spend my time and I found out a few things. I sleep about 6-7 hours a day. I am at work for about 40 hours a week… and sometimes I spend another 6 hours thinking about work. For 45 minutes a day I am actually eating but … More Hermoine Granger: Book Loving Rule-Keeper and Badass Hero-Girl!
Anxiety. You know how it feels. We all feel it sometimes. But what about when our anxiety comes in waves? Confining you. Crushing you. Choking your confidence. Normal things felt overwhelming. My confidence left me. I didn’t want to go outside. I felt like there was a war going on inside of my mind. And I … More Harry Potter Can Help You With Your Anxiety
Today’s installment of the Harry Potter Week is a quote by none other than the Sorting Hat. If you are not familiar, the Sorting Hat is a magical hat that helps decide which group students will enter. Students live at Hogwarts during the school year and they are divided into four ‘houses’ (or groups). Each … More Harry Potter Week: The Sorting Hat and the Search for Hope
A long time ago in a city far far away… _________ I still remember the summer when my father set up the tent trailer in our yard. I practically lived in that thing. It was an escape from being in the house, but close enough to get peanut butter and jam sandwiches. I was Luke … More Action Figures Have Made Me who I Am Today
I confess, I am a Geek Dad, and I capitalize Geek Dad because I am proud of my title. Just so we are clear, here is the definition: Geek Dads are interested in video games, comic books, superheroes, science fiction and other “geeky” things and we bring these into our parenting (and work, and romance, and … More 10 Great Things About Being a Geek Dad
Reblogged article, by Bethany Bray • • • Stephen Kuniak was in a serious car accident during his first year in the master’s in counseling program at Duquesne University in Pennsylvania. While recovering, Kuniak noticed that he didn’t feel the extreme pain of his shattered femur and other injuries as much when he was engaged … More Geek therapy: Connecting with clients through comics, video games and other ‘geeky’ pursuits