I’m just going to start typing…

I do this to myself every single time I want to share some thing.

I despise this part because this is where that first step is taken…and this is one of my biggest barriers to get by.

Every. Single. Time.

There have been long periods of being caught in some kind of strangeloop where every time I get excited about something that interests me, I like to write about it. And I do.

I do the research. I go down 'rabbit' holes of all kinds.

I like to know how everything works. I think…


For some reason this whole on-line dating 'thing' doesn’t seem right to me.

It never really did….

I had tried it years ago when I was a lot more naive.

I’ve been asking a lot of questions lately, because I have a lot of time to think.

I wanted to know if it was still as I remembered….full of deciet.

I can’t say that there aren’t relationships made from sites like these, but…

I’m relating my experience only.

I don’t know about you but, have you ever noticed that on some dating sites, there are women that might grab your…


Depression — Signs and Symptoms

How do you know when you’re just having a hard time and are stressed out, or if it’s something more serious? When is it clinical depression? While a doctor is the only one who can make a qualified diagnosis, there are some signs and symptoms of depression that can signal your need to see a doctor. Here are some of those signs and symptoms.

Morning Blues

According to medical sources, feeling particularly depressed in the morning is a sign that you may have depression. Feeling sad all day is also part of depression, but the…


Why does it hurt so much To care about this world? When all you see is pain and negativity unfurled.

Why does it bother me to see you so sad? I just want to make things better and it makes me so mad

When some are so ignorant and don’t want to learn -why they do what they do, and we crash and burn.

If you knew what it’s like to walk in these shoes, -then you’d know how it feels to give up your booze…

And other things I just had to let go,-

to become a better man…the…


Main St./Route 52 Carmel, New York Thanks to: Daniel Lounsbury

A small ice cream stand next to the fire house where you could see all the glistening red and yellow fire trucks. We used to go there in the evening after baseball games if we won and sometimes if we didn’t. The sun would just be setting and the darkening sky was aglow with brilliant reds and oranges.

Inside the brightly lit stand the workers were busy hustling about getting everyone’s orders ready. As I got to the window full of excitement I would peruse all the different ice cream combinations insisting on ordering last so I could make sure…


Nicholas Cordovano

Photographer Edward Honaker

Depression Explained

Depression is something that can be very hard to explain, if your the one with depression. The photo above is a self photo by Edward Honaker. He was diagnosed with depression at 19 years old. His photo is one of a series. He found that it was very hard for himself to verbally describe what it felt like to have depression. He felt like the photos spoke for themselves.

Do you know someone who has depression? Have you or someone in your family been diagnosed with depression? Even if we are dealing with depression in ourselves…


As I am sitting in the Dentists office with a toothache that makes half my face hurt, my thinking goes to adoption. My adoption.

Do you know how they say if you are in pain long enough, you get used to it? Or, at least more comfortable with it? Well, that is exactly how I feel when I bring it all up again. Ahhh! There it is. That morbid comfortability that slowly sucks the life out of me. The distorted security that familiar pain brings.

There was a time in my life when my adoption was at the forefront of…


As I am sitting in the Dentists office with a toothache that makes half my face hurt, my thinking goes to adoption. My adoption.

Do you know how they say if you are in pain long enough, you get used to it? Or, at least more comfortable with it? Well, that is exactly how I feel when I bring it all up again. Ahhh! There it is. That morbid comfortability that slowly sucks the life out of me. The distorted security that familiar pain brings.

There was a time in my life when my adoption was at the forefront of…


Keeping Your Brain Young

One good tell tale of our real age is our mental capacity. We expect that as we become grandmas and grandpas, our intellectual performance can never be the same as with its prime years. But why does this happen? And what can we do to avoid thinking like we are old-aged already?

THE PROCESS OF AGING

Our neurons are non-regenerative. That means they do not divide to reproduce more of its kind. Once they die, they can’t be replaced with another one. As we age, these brain cells of ours start to reduce in size and in number. …


“Rejection doesn’t mean you aren’t good enough; it means the other person failed to notice what you have to offer.”

— Mark Amend

No one likes to get rejected. When we ask others out on dates and they say no, that is a terrible feeling. When we don’t get the job we sought, it feels like we have failed in some way. There are many more examples of how rejection hurts. But, if you embrace rejection you will find that it can be a tremendous tool in your personal development.

Rejection is a part of life. It is most likely…

Nick Cordovano

Nick has worked in the field of alcohol and drug dependency and mental health since 2006. Previously a funeral director for 20 years. Strong ability to connect.

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