No Poker Face for Depression

NOPE! That’s the word that echoed in my mind as I failed to fully record or edit a single video all weekend long. We have talked about being creatively frustrated before and how it can impact your ability to create. For me, I find a few days off are always the best to remedy those. I just step back, walk away for a short amount of time, and then I’m good to go again. On the other side of the coin however, fighting actual depression brought on by everyday life…

Back to my Roots

It was 2015. I needed an escape. Life was pretty much kicking my rear. I found a streamer one day on YouTube by the name of Agentcore. He was playing EA StarWars Battlefront.  Honestly, I was instantly hooked and became a regular in his streams. Soon, I found myself wanting to try streaming. The engagement, and the people, were all something that interested me, and gaming was a passion of mine. I have always been a gamer: shooters, RPG’s and MMO’s. I grew up saving Peach, battling through Hyrul, and…

No, I’m not Dead….Not Yet

It’s been a good chunk of time since I have posted here on dodfam.com. I’m sure many of you felt I had abandoned the site. To be honest, for a short time, I did. I was frustrated, tired, and honestly, going through the Christmas Craft series, I burned out. Now, however, I’m back! Ole Dad is ready to hop back in the saddle and start sharing with the dodfam again! The time away from writing has let me pen a whole lot of ideas that I want to bring to…

Achieving Goals – Standing on top of the mountain

Imagine with me for a moment. A bead of sweat rolls down the bridge of your nose. You feel the sunlight of this new day beaming down on you with more intensity than ever before. The air thinner as you take a deep breathe in. Your heels ache from digging in harder than you’ve ever dug in before. The ends of your fingers ready to bleed from clawing every inch of the way. In your mind, you race and struggle to process what you’re actually seeing, as most of us…

Strength, it’s what legends are built from – Monday Motivation [VIDEO]

How many times do we tell ourselves, “I can’t do this”? How often do we fall into the mindset of telling ourselves that we aren’t strong enough, or good enough, to do something? The only thing holding us back from accomplishing what we want to achieve, is ourselves. People fall into that mindset of telling themselves they can’t. They tell themselves that they aren’t good enough, failing to realize their own self worth, failing to see their own personal strength. You never know how strong you are until being strong…