Mental Health Monday – 09.04.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness It's become more and more apparent to me that isolation and segregation are detrimental to my health. When I silo in on my own for too long, I end up lazy, depressed, terminally online, irritable, and boring. It used to be that I could spend days in isolation with only a good book, but … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 09.04.23

Mental Health Monday – 08.28.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Imagine never doubting yourself. Imagine always making the right decisions. Imagine having the knowledge, discipline, compassion, and strength, to learn, lead, and love, and lift up others. Imagine approaching every situation in life with both the quiet confidence of the adept and the wide-eyed wonder of a child. Imagine yourself in any situation, then … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 08.28.23

Mental Health Monday – 08.14.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness@killcliff Quick thought for today: How do you solve the riddle that is you?How can you get the best out of yourself?How do you change your behavior? Do you humiliate yourself? Beat yourself down? Starve yourself until you comply?I've tried these, and they don't work. They're not sustainable. Or, do you treat yourself with love. … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 08.14.23

Mental Health Monday – 08.07.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Why try?Why continue to suffer?Why bother getting better? The nihilistic have won. We crave no new frontiers. We languish in our techno-bubbles, comfortably fed by the machine of corporate governance we voted for with our dollars, and our eyes, and our hearts. Our communities are fragmented and sequestered from one another by concrete thoroughfares … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 08.07.23

Mental Health Monday – 07.31.23

#mentalhealthmonday #mentalhealthawareness Feeling trapped?Locked down?Oppressed?Institutionalized? Yeah. Mondays can be like that. We can feel incarcerated by our jobs, our relationships, our finances, our obligations. Even the deep dreamers amongst us have to occasionally come up for air, and when we do, we encounter the nets laid out for us. I guess there is one true … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 07.31.23

Mental Health Monday – 07.24.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Resilience.Adaptation.Choice. We're all going to face hardship. Shit, it's Monday. How many of us could have used another day, or two, or twelve before heading back to work? Here's a question;of you were challenged, right now, to win a fight, run a few miles, lift your own body weight, come up with $1000, plan … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 07.24.23

Mental Health Monday – 06.19.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness I'm not particularly "good" at anything. I have never dedicated my life to any particular field of study enough to become  truly knowledgeable at it. In fact, I dropped out of college after my second year, as I didn't find it valuable at the time. In my professional life, I have some small measure … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 06.19.23

ReBlog Wednesday – “Intersection”

  Intersection – Hokus Grey   From time to time, if we are fortunate enough to be able to lift our heads up from the dreary and hypnotic cadence of our fates. If by some fair fortune we find ourselves with an unoccupied moment, a chance few minutes of clarity, or perhaps, in some strange … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Intersection”

Mental Health Monday – 06.12.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Those who are fortunate enough to get older are faced with many choices. Do we let go of who we were in our youth to become who we might be in the latter half of our lives? Do we deny the ticking of the clock, the changing of the seasons, and the ache in … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 06.12.23

Mental Health Monday – 06.05.23

#MentalHeathMonday #mentalhealthawareness Motivation isn't real. At least, it's not real in the sense that we think it is. Motivation is not the thing that's going to get you up in the morning so that you can get something accomplished. Motivation isn't going to go to the gym and do the burpees for you. Motivation isn't … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 06.05.23

Mental Health Monday – 05.29.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness It doesn't have to be pretty. In fact, most of the time, it's not. Growth is painful. Trauma, wounds, disease, distemper - these are messy. Chaotic. We are works in progress. We're newborns, still covered in amniotic fluid. We're masterpieces that are still just smears of paint, half-formed sketches, and nonsense words. We might … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 05.29.23

Mental Health Monday – 05.22.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Our identity is such a funny thing. Some people seem to wake up in the morning with a firm grasp of who they are, or at least they believe that who they think they are is right for them. That's awesome. For others, identity is like the North on a compass; a general vector … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 05.22.23

Mental Health Monday – 05.15.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness The Hidden War. There are battles we fight only with ourselves.Some of us know we're at war.Some wonder why they can't get their heads right, unaware of the nature of their inner struggle.Sometimes, it's the voice insidetelling us that we're not good enough.We're "Too fat.""Too dumb.""Too ugly.""Too poor.""Too weak." to live the way we … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 05.15.23

Mental Health Monday – 04.24.23

Heaven and Hell. The light and the dark. Common concepts that theologians and philosophers have expanded on since the dawn of humanity. The fact is, we remain as creatures that experience life in a duality. Night and day have reft our conscious world into two kingdoms - one in which we can see and the … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 04.24.23

Mental Health Monday – 04.17.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Who are you burning for?Who are you struggling for?Are you suffering because someone else refuses to change?What is suffering out of love, and what is self-destruction? We are finite beings. We only have so much time, so much energy, so much life in us to give. When we are living well, we are burning … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 04.17.23

ReBlog Wednesday – “Highway”

Highway – Hokus Grey There’s a place, or maybe it’s a time in our lives, where we enter unexplored territory. The dark reaches of our known universe where the light of our experiences and knowledge no longer shines. They show up as unfamiliar streets in cities we’ve never been. They can reveal themselves as choices … Continue reading ReBlog Wednesday – “Highway”

Mental Health Monday – 04.10.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness How do we know that we are doing is correct? How do we know that the actions we choose to engage in will be fulfilling to us? How can we not make mistakes? Well, we can't. Not really. Sure, we can learn from our previous decisions, we can analyze outcomes of our past mistakes … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 04.10.23

Reblog Wednesday – “Room on Fire”

A Room on Fire – Hokus Grey Crabs in a bucket. Rats in a maze. We encounter struggles in our lives, uncertain times, hardships, sickness, death, war, and we do one of two things; we either band together and endure, or we break down into ineffective individual units and we multiply the problem with infighting. … Continue reading Reblog Wednesday – “Room on Fire”

Mental Health Monday – 04.03.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Dreams and cherished memories. We all have them. The little things that we remember that make us smile. It might be a mother's love, a sibling's laugh, a summer memory as a kid. It might be the birth of a child, a lover's smile, or some amazing place you've been. It may be a … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 04.03.23

Mental Health Monday – 03.20.21

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Keep going. These days a lot is said about "Resilience", and "Persistence", and "Discipline", but these are just words. We can say them all we want. We can post them in hopeful and inspirational quotes on social media. We can watch videos and listen to podcasts by soldiers who lived through war, people who … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 03.20.21