Death Changes Everything

Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk to you about death. I am aware that this is a difficult topic for many, but it is because of those emotional difficulties that I think we should be talking about death and dying more. Because death changes everything. Our own deaths only impact us in their anticipation. The deaths of strangers, loved ones and acquaintances will likely be events that all of us have to deal with at some point in our lives. Living when these people have died will change us.

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Oh, My dearest Stranger,
Upon this night, I did weep
for while I sat alone in darkness
Understanding upon me, did creep.

More then twenty years have passed
Since the marry day we wed
Yet, I knew you better then
with all the nothing you've said

I've given all I am
my insides hollowed out
nothing left to give
all that's left is doubt

Oh, My dearest Stranger
How much I love thee 
Yet, here I am, waiting
wishing you'd speak to me



A grave yard in the background. In the foreground there is a pig wearing a zebra hoodie who is crying. At the top of the picture the text reads: “Always speak to people knowing that what you are saying could be the last words you speak to them.”

The Negative Impact of Saying “Just Be Positive”

Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about the idea of Toxic Positivity. Toxic positivity involves dismissing negative emotions and responding to distress with false reassurances rather than empathy. It’s false reassurance like saying “everything happens for a reason” or “everything will work out” or “look for the silver lining.” Truth of the matter is that there isn’t always a reason, things don’t always work out and there isn’t always a silver lining. These kinds of statements deny the reality that human suffering exists and as a result dismiss the emotions that a person is feeling.

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Out of focus background. To the right there is a large stack of books. To the left there is a pig wearing a zebra hoodie and holding a mug with an open book in front of him. Text in the upper left corner reads: “Everybody has a chapter in their life that they don’t read out loud.”
Picture of a mirror with a pig in a zebra hoodie with heart eyes. Text reads: “Not everyone is going to be a fan of you, and that’s ok. Stay true to yourself and surround yourself with those who appreciate you for being you.”
Picture of a hand holding out a light bulb that appears to contain a brain that is lit up and exuding points of light from it. There is a pig wearing a zebra hoodie looking angry in the fore ground. There is text that reads: “Before you argue or debate with someone, consider if that person is even interested or ready to receive a different perspective. Because if not, you might as well save your spoons.”

Learning To Be okay With The Unknown: Why Embracing Uncertainty Makes You Stronger

Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I want to talk about the art of embracing uncertainty and the ways that doing so makes you stronger. I have been struggling a lot with feelings of uncertainty in my life as of late and have been struggling to feel more comfortable with them. Because of that, I have needed to remind myself why embracing uncertainty is important. After all, understanding why something is worth doing is the first step in being able to achieve it.

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