Derek Lee Goodreid

Born to Raise Hell & Sing the Blues.

Embracing Self-Worth: Shaking Off the Dust and Moving Forward

Today, I want to dive into a thought-provoking concept that has resonated with me lately, especially as a musician and artist – the idea of shaking the dust from our boots in the context of relationships and situations where we might not be valued or respected. It’s a metaphor that speaks volumes about our worth […]

Creativity and Trauma, A Double Edged Sword.

This week I accomplished something that I thought was beyond me, being accredited for a mental health first aid certificate. Something so simple, yet it felt symbolic, a level up in life’s video game. As most artists know creativity is a gift and a burden, a double-edged sword that cuts through the depths of human […]