I live like it’s a game – I’m suddenly reminded how awesome the world is. I found it odd that a dude who said he was a Buddhist would be against such a view of life.
“Don’t you want to see?” they ask playfully, like it’s a game, like you’re their toy, like you’re already dead.
In the last year or two, I’ve learned to rely on my intuition. If someone or something gives me weird vibes, consider me gone girl.
Why don’t men go to the doctor?
Sometimes, accepting your body is really hard.
Put family first. Start a food fight. Laugh. Love. Lisa Gastaldo shares advice to her sons from her late husband.
Perhaps what I gained most from my father’s death was experiencing his humanity in real time. Not just as my dad. But as a man.
There is a difference between being a beautiful boy and a handsome man. I discovered this when men would tell me as they dressed that they liked being with me, that sleeping with me felt like sleeping with a woman. Being told I was a beautiful boy was like suddenly becoming a famous child star, but knowing that your moment in the spotlight is fading fast.
A touching story on losing love and regaining it all in a complicated tumble of words and emotions.
Our memories are lies we tell ourselves in order to go on living.
Although it may seem paradoxical, a crowded venue can be an excellent choice for an introvert, both because you can hide behind all those bodies and because the extroverts in the room have a greater chance of finding each other.
My grandfather made mistakes. He abandoned people who needed him, he alienated people who loved him, but he taught me one important thing — not to have any regrets.
For the introvert, the most desirable kinds of encounters are The Escape and The Smile. Failing these, you are doomed to The Conversation.
“Perfectionism” has probably never been listed as a cause of death because it doesn’t kill the person you are, it kills the person you could be.
Lisa Gastaldo has been telling lies, and here’s why.
The miles slowly added up as the interstate winded off in the rearview mirror and stretched across creosote bushes, yellow weeds and rocky peaks.