How Do You Know You’re Happy?

“Happiness is something that’s difficult to notice while it’s happening, because when we have lengths of time where everything is “right” we almost become numb to it. It’s almost like we require “more” of something, or we get comfortable and the spark of wonder that we held for granted dissipates when we become complacent…” Continue reading How Do You Know You’re Happy?

Ivy Estelle: A New Style of Hip-Hop

On a recent trip to Israel, I sat down with Ivy Estelle from the New-Alternative Hip-Hop Duo “Aleck & Ivy” to talk about what it means to experience success as an Artist… Expand your ear holes with the track, “Medicine”, from their EP “Sticks in the Mud”:   Exercise your eye sockets with their spankin’ new music video  “Missty Blue”:   To support Ivy and all her creative endeavors, check out the following links: Aleck & Ivy (The Website) Aleck & Ivy (The Facebook Page) Download “Sticks in the Mud” (A Debut EP for the Price of Free)     Continue reading Ivy Estelle: A New Style of Hip-Hop

When Dreams Create Reality

It wasn’t long ago that I felt isolated within my mind, alone in a state of emotional debilitation that spilled waves of doubt upon my spirit… Lost in a plague of confusion as I struggled to make sense of why I felt different from everyone around me. Adrift in an ideology, a way of perceiving reality that (I felt) couldn’t be understood among my friends or family… I’m losing myself. I’m trying to write instead of just letting it flow. I’m writing instead of just thinking on screen… The fact is, for a good length of time, I felt like … Continue reading When Dreams Create Reality

Sam Rathvon: Globe in the Dark Art

Sam Rathvon has been exploring creativity and sharing his thoughts on our website since its inception. Recently, Sam has shown his artwork at Cherokee Heights Art Festival and is now the creative director and owner of Globe in the Dark Art. In this video, Adam and Sam discuss creativity, self-expression, art, and success.   If you dig his artwork and want to support Sam, please visit http://www.facebook.com/GlobeInTheDarkArt Previously Published by Sam Rathvon on Thoughtopsy: A Blank Page: The Choice is Ours Fear, Frustration, and Creation   Continue reading Sam Rathvon: Globe in the Dark Art

Sun Downing: A Poem Captured at Sea

In this moment, a sense of remorse becomes me. A sun downing as my vessel approaches the dark of night. Amidst the energetic fervor of a day gone by, each second bringing me joy, I find fear now, creeping in from the horizon. The sun over casts itself across the deep expanse of blue, the ocean breathing fresh salt into my lungs as I explore emotion, an emotion that’s difficult to define, for words and feeling escape the coming night. The inevitable darkness that consumes all being. The sun is down and the night extends itself to infinity. Piercing beneath … Continue reading Sun Downing: A Poem Captured at Sea

The “F” Word

Video Recorded by: Adam Abramowitz (November 5th 2:30am) Written by: Adam Abramowitz (October 31st 6:15pm) -Fear, Anxiety, and Self-Doubt- The tension building up to this moment has lasted for almost a week now. I’m sitting at my laptop, bundled up in a windbreaker jacket, hands still cold from the cigarette I snuck outside; a last puff as the sun began its final descent on the eve of Halloween. A little over a week ago, I made a decision to film myself talking about fear, anxiety, and self-doubt. I want to address my own fear of my face, speaking publicly. I … Continue reading The “F” Word