Speaking of Starving Artists

Hi everyone.  My name is Dana Ellington, and I'm a Starving Artist.  (*sits down with a sigh*) Yes my friends, despite having a steady nine to five, I am a Starving Artist.  Much to my shame / embarrassment / guilt, it's time to be completely honest and admit I don't know how to run a business. … Continue reading Speaking of Starving Artists

“I Pity the Fool.”

I'm sure you've heard that saying before, lol.  Ha...man, the 80's were a trip.  Anyway, that saying comes to mind because I've been enjoying this week's pity party. That's right, I've been allowing myself to feel pitiful all week. A full on "woe is me - all I want to do is crawl under my … Continue reading “I Pity the Fool.”

Mother Truckin’ Sons of Biscuits!

Warning - may be unsuitable if you're highly empathetic, or already having a bad day. One of the rabbit holes turned out to have some poisonous mushrooms. What follows is me stumbling around in the dark, trying to clear the toxins from my system.    Another 3 AM deal only this time, no easing back … Continue reading Mother Truckin’ Sons of Biscuits!

What if this is the fantasy…

and in my real life, I'm everything I want to be.   Sort of turned my mind sideways on the drive in to work yesterday morning. The idea that all this hustle and what not to do more, get more, BE more, isn't reality. Instead, we're living the dream, it's our real lives that we're truly longing … Continue reading What if this is the fantasy…

Human BE-Ing

Human: noun = thing, object.  Being: verb = doing something. We're three weeks into the "new year".  The gyms are crowded, as are the many health food stores, the outer aisles at the grocery stores, and the "healthier" fast food places or restaurants. I imagine prescriptions for Chantix and it's cousins are up, as are … Continue reading Human BE-Ing

Monumental “Ah ha” Moment – I have found my “Gift”

Funny what pain does to me. I'm sure I've written it before, so forgive me if you've read this, but my headaches most often lead to inspiration. Not sure why but the pain takes me to a higher plane - I tend to have BIG FEELINGS when the headache fairy is trying her best to … Continue reading Monumental “Ah ha” Moment – I have found my “Gift”


Sigh.  I saw this cartoon YEARS ago and it's stuck with me ever since. It sums up my thoughts on how most therapy should work. Well, maybe not exactly, but close enough. I mean, I spent time in therapy - I went in with two stipulations. Number one, no drugs. I was self-medicating enough as … Continue reading Interlude.

There are shapes forming in the fog.

How much is it worth to you to have someone who would stop you in your bullshit and walk you through doing what it was you "had" to do? Scenario one: you are a (insert Network Marketing business here) consultant. You know you need to make five cold calls or introductions today in order to … Continue reading There are shapes forming in the fog.

I’ll tell you what you DON’T need…the GIFT idea processing continues.

And that's another freakin' self-help book. No more work sheets, no more vision exercises. Those items have their place for sure, but at this point, I've read so many they're all starting to blend together in my mind. If you've done one "close your eyes and envision your best life", you've done them all. My … Continue reading I’ll tell you what you DON’T need…the GIFT idea processing continues.

Damned one way or the other.

If I: get good grades speak "properly" like science, math, classic literature pursue higher (and higher) levels of education / knowledge prefer classical music play and enjoy chess apply my knowledge of etiquette dress stylishly strive for upper management and beyond have good credit display a substantial amount of wealth enjoy going to the theater … Continue reading Damned one way or the other.