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👋 Hey there! I’m Jeff Finley.

I’m a graphic artist, author, and mystic with a passion for truth and personal growth. Check out my design & illustration work, read my books or my blog, shop my merch, download design resources, listen to my old podcast and various music projects. I’ve got an Etsy Shop and teach a Skillshare class. Cool!

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Blog Posts

Mountain Cliff at Sunrise

Overcoming Depression – Part 2: Habit Change

My last two posts have been about depression and setting the stage for what’s to come. Let’s get to something more positive, shall we?

In January I bought Taking the Leap: Freeing Ourselves from Old Habits and Fears, a book by Pema Chodron. Looking back it shows that I was seeking help and looking at spiritual advice. I was attracted to the sense of simplicity and clarity. I tried reading daily but eventually fell out of the habit. Typical me. 

In February I felt like I hit rock bottom.

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Gloomy Clouds

Overcoming Depression – Part 1: Admitting It

This is going to be my first post in a series that will describe how I have changed since I admitted I was in a state of depression. God I still cringe whenever I say that because I’m still embarrassed about it. I feel like people are going to think less of me or jump to conclusions that something is terribly wrong. One of my business partners admitted he hates seeing me take naps in my car in the middle of the work day; that he remembers doing the same when he worked at a job he hated. 

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