Mental Health Monday – 01.30.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Home with the flu today. Nothing exotic, just an old-fashioned influenza virus. Feeling run down and generally like shit, but a unique opportunity presents itself; the chance to slow down. While my immune system gets a workout, and I do my best to get rest, vitamins, and plenty of fluids, I won't stop moving … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 01.30.23

Mental Health Monday – 01.23.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Who's ready? Me neither. Who's gonna do it anyway? Me too. The only thing we have is our resilience. There is a famous quote attributed to John Wayne, "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." That's what we're doing today. We're being courageous. We're going to get up and do the … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 01.23.23

Mental Health Monday – 01.09.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness There's something strange and unique about each of us. We each have strengths and weaknesses. The funny thing is, we are often confused or misinformed at what they are because we seldom put ourselves in situations in which we are tested. We have been programmed to avoid adversity. Adversity is the only thing that … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 01.09.23

Mental Health Monday – 01.02.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Quick write to start the year. One thing first;these posts aren't meant to be instructive. I can't tell you what to do. These posts are me trying to reinforce things in my own head, for myself. I'm just trying to find ways to cope with the world and my place in it, and writing … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 01.02.23

Mental Health Monday – 12.26.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness This is Kotaro. He is an Asian Small Clawed otter. He has a YouTube channel and this is how a celebrity otter made my year better. It was 2021 and we were in full pandemic mode. Fear and loathing filled the social media space as we headed into our "4th wave" lockdown state in … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 12.26.22

Mental Health Monday – 12.19.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Christmas week. We're going to be pushing -40°C here this week. Things break at this temperature. Skin freezes in minutes. It is certain death, if you are stuck outside. Look after yourself, and if you have the means, look after someone else. We don't always know what it is we need, but we need … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 12.19.22

Mental Health Monday – 12.12.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Short on time today, so I'll just say this; this life is an adventure denied to many. If you're awake, alive, and breathing, then there is still some magic in this world left for you to discover. Life to live, friends to make, and love's great mystery to uncover. Get out there, and join … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 12.12.22

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 – 10.17.22

#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

Mental Health Monday – 09.05.22

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Resilience. I see so many resilient people who just never get told they're doing well. Modern society has them fucked up. They can't see the value of their contributions through the bombardment of "Influencers" and social engineers. They become despondent, lost, and bitter when they feel their efforts have gone unnoticed, or unappreciated. Why … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 09.05.22

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