Mental Health Monday – 07.25.22

mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Been a minute. Life gets in the way, it’s a fact we can’t always avoid. There will always be demands on our resources, our time, our energy, our emotions, and the fact is we only have so much to draw on. We need to cultivate a strong concept of who we are. As individuals, […]

Mental Health Monday – 07.04.22

#mentalhealthawareness#mentalhealthmonday Grief and strength. We’re all going to lose. A person.A job.A home.A pet.A relationship we cherish. I remember coming to a very poignant, but morbid conclusion around forty years old; “If you’re live a long amd healthy life, you’ll be around long enough to watch everything you love die.” A tough thought to have, […]

Mental Health Monday – 06.27.22

Good stress and bad stress. We notice one and tend to deny the other. I don’t think that many of us realize that it is not our overabundance of bad stress that is killing us, but instead, it is the lack of good stress. We are complex machines. We are built to do work. To […]

Mental Health Monday – 06.20.22

#mentalhealthmonday #mentalhealthawareness Presence. Being. We can’t achieve anything until we learn how to exist properly. Easy, right? Sure. Are we our thoughts and our emotions?Are we our actions and their effects?Are we random protein chains and amino acids hurling through space in an ever-expanding universe we don’t comprehend?Are we children of God? Who are we? […]

Mental Health Monday – 06.05.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Just a little bit.Sometimes that’s all it takes.Sometimes that’s all we have.Is it enough?Well, it’s going to have to be. We’re not robots and we’re not machines. Heck, I’m not sure we even know what we are, but our ability produce, and to interact, and to create has limits. I’m sure we have all […]

Mental Health Monday – 05.30.22

Patience. Timing. The cold, analytical mind, over the burning heart of passion. We know something is wrong and we want to change it. Now. Oh, we are an impatient and petulant species. Quick to anger, quick to fight, and quick to love. Quick to choose sides, and quick to abandon them. We follow our impulses, […]

Mental Health Monday – 05.23.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness There are no medals for toughness. I tell my team all the time, “No one is going to build a statue in your honor if you die at work. If you want glory in death, then be a soldier, or a police officer,  or a firefighter. No one is paying you to put your […]

Mental Health Monday – 05.16.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Purpose. We’ve all heard the term. What does it mean? To me it feels like one of these big, nebulous words we have in the English language, that’s supposed to describe something important, but instead describes nothing at all. I think a better word might be “Why?”. We don’t always have some greater, overarching […]

Mental Health Monday – 05.09.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness The first step – Waking up and starting the day. When we’re in a low spot in our lives it feels like the whole world says “Why bother?”. It’s like the gravitational force of our bed is a thousand times normal. Our eyes won’t open, won’t focus, and we’re actively seeking some reason to […]

Mental Health Monday 05.02.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness A Desert Bloom. In the deserts of Chile, after a rare rain, flowers can be seen sprouting from the deep cracks of the hard, parched ground. These type of events are analogous to all of our Iives. We may go a season or two without the nourishment our hearts and souls needs to flourish. […]

Mental Health Monday – 04.23.22

#mentalhealthawareness #mentalhealthmonday Let’s face it – it’s just too easy to deny the truth these days. Every type of distraction and gratification is available 24/7 and they are at your fingertips at any moment. Why should we worry about our mental health, when the ability to self medicate is so accessible? Why should we get […]