Mental Health Monday – 12.05.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness "Slow and steady wins the race." We all know the story of "The Tortise and the Hare." Recently, I've seen a lot of fitness trainers promoting the idea of consistency over intensity. I tend to agree, that the things we do consistently over time become habits, which become part of who we are, good … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 12.05.22

Mental Health Monday – 11.28.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness The secret that's not a secret. I mean, it's got to be pretty obvious by now that even those at the highest levels of our power structures are completely clueless as to where to go next, sometimes. Most of us in Regular People World face problems day to day that we don't have any … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 11.28.22

Mental Health Monday – 11.21.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness It's back. Monday. Do we see potential?Or do we see disappointment?Do we see the work to do?Or what we haven't accomplished?Are you rested?Feeling fit?Well nourished?Or are you chugging coffee, begging the caffeine to banish the lingering fog of a 3 day hangover? You know, you have a choice. Choose wisely, or choose foolishly, but … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 11.21.22

Mental Health Monday – 11.14.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Purpose. What can it do for us? Indulge me in a little thought experiment. Think back to the time you remember feeling the most excited you have ever been in your entire  life. Being a kid on Christmas Eve. The night before your wedding. Anticipating the birth of a child. The night before starting … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 11.14.22

Mental Health Monday – 11.07.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness The Quick Fix We all want it. That magic elixir that will undo the years of trauma, abuse, and neglect. The Happy Pill. The Miracle Weight Loss Drug. The Cure For Everything. Hair Club For Men. Some things we can fix, and some things we just have to deal with. The fact is, we … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 11.07.22

Mental Health Monday – 10.31.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Of dreams and nightmares. We sleep and we dream. Some of us remember our dreams in vivid detail, real memories of alternate lives lived in other places and times. Others believe they do not dream, though most do, merely lacking recollection. Still others, dream lucid dreams, walking the pathways of their subconscious as you … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 10.31.22

Mental Health Monday – 10.17.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Fantasy and reality. The zone that delineates the sane from the mad. What good is the visceral world, with its inconvenient and troublesome rules and edicts, if not to set the stage for our escape from it? What good are dreams, if they do not take us to places so foreign and so bizarre, … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 10.17.22

Mental Health Monday – 10.10.22

The Future. Not looking like we thought it would a few years ago. Shit, to be honest,  I don't think that the world at a macro level looks much the same as it did a few years ago. Feels different, too. Like someone really messed up the timeline and now we're all left scrambling to … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 10.10.22

Mental Health Monday – 10.03.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness We're all struggling. Every one of us. We all have doubt, and fear, and stress. We all have too many bills and not enough income. We all have trouble with our relationships. We all have a clock in the back of our heads ticking away at the moments we have, while the mountain of … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 10.03.22

Mental Health Monday – 09.26.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness "I don't care". I hear this a lot from people from my generation. Gen X, 90's kids. All grown up, now. This was our claim to fame. A semi-detached form of neo-nihilism that colored our generation. We got it from our older brothers and sisters. The 80's kids. The "Me" generation. The 50's, 60's, … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 09.26.22

Mental Health Monday – 09.19.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness It took me a long time to figure out that I was damaged. I had to learn that the trauma of early childhood had embedded itself deep in my psyche and molded my behaviors and how I viewed the world and my place in it. This was after decades of heavy drug and alcohol … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 09.19.22

Masquerade Doll

  Masquerade doll. Concealing every inch of you. Masking your eyes, your scent, your very existence. Do you fear the eye of the world, the hand of God, or the heart of a lover? Why play make believe in such a strange reality? Does blue about your eyes fool the sky? Does crimson on your … Continue reading Masquerade Doll

Mental Health Monday – 08.22.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Hate and anger. These days we see them played out as emotional currency. Rage of the oppressed and the perceived oppressed alike doled out like fiat dollars to the broke masses. The idea that negative emotion is a bargaining chip has poured a destructive energy gasoline into our socially collective campfire, and now we're … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 08.22.22

Mental Health Monday – 08.15.22

#mentalhealthmonday #mentalhealthawareness Comfort. Pride. Ego. The downward spiral of "Good enough". It's a trap we all fall into, like a cunning spider's web we cannot avoid. We want to think that the work we have done is sufficient. We want to believe that we know the way, and the path, and that we are far … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 08.15.22

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, … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 07.25.22

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, … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 07.04.22

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 … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 06.27.22

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? … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 06.20.22

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 … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 06.05.22

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, … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 05.30.22