Showing posts from May, 2016

Symbolism Analysis in Jurassic Park

Symbolism in Jurassic Park

This is a really cool video on Vimeo. For anyone who thought that symbolism was the boring part of English class.

 I'm guilty of that English class thing myself.

Friday Podcast Reccomendation

I'm going to start having this as a regular entry. I listen to a lot of podcasts; most of the time I don't hear what the people are saying because I listen to them while I'm working. I just enjoy having the background noise.

Every once-in-awhile I hear something that's really cool come out of the ear buds. +

Today's podcast is kind of a hit or miss one that I've been checking out for a couple of weeks. Sometimes I don't listen to the whole thing but this week something was said that really stuck a chord with me.

Now, this is going to be a little touchy-feely but it really makes sense when you think about it.

The thing that was said was about our motivation to do things or accomplish things stems from out desire to feel something for ourselves. The revolutionary idea that isn't revolutionary at all is that we have the ability to feel that way about ourselves right now.

Often times if we are able to create a pos…

Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It

My wife and I subscribe to the Amazon kindle unlimited service and I wanted to share this book with you. I came across it the other day; I can't remember if it was on goodreads or Amazon but it has thousands of reviews. Since we do Kindle Unlimited I decided to give it a try, it didn't cost me anything.

It's a short book and I basically read the introduction before moving on to another book or something else that I had to do that day. It was about a week after that, that I decided to read a little more into it. I read about 15% more of the book and at that point I decided it was worth the other $1.99 to get the audiobook so that I could finish it as I went about my day.

I can't say that it's life changing yet but it's an incredibly positive message that has given me some tools that, I think, could be useful to anyone who tries them. It's in the Amazon categories for spirituality and happiness but it's pretty down to earth.

When I first drafted this lit…

I can do this

I've found this podcast recently and it's actually been pretty helpful in getting me back on the writing bandwagon. This post is specifically inspired by Episode 3 of that podcast which is called 'writing as self care.'

I've been putting off various writing projects for most of my life. It was only about three years ago that I was finally sure writing was the thing that I wanted to do, the thing that I wanted to practice with a purpose.

Acting, art, animation, screenwriting, filmmaking, and music have all been passing interests that I've bounced between over the years searching for a creative outlet; some of that bouncing, I've come to understand stems from severe anxiety that I've been dealing with for most of my life. It wasn't until I sought treatment for said anxiety that I was finally able to figure out how my mind wanted to express itself.

It was within a few months of beginning medication that I s…