Mental Health Monday – 09.18.23

#mentalhealthmonday #mentalhealthawareness You should be embarrassed.You should be uncomfortable.You should be painfully aware of all of your inadequacies and shortcomings, and they should torment you when you see them. They should make you angry.They should make you want to be better.They should make you want to work harder to be the person that you are … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 09.18.23

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 – 07.03.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Stories are powerful. The stories we tell about others can change how we perceive them or how they are perceived by the world. The same goes for us. The stories we tell about ourselves shape how the world treats us. We craft the narrative by which we navigate the world. Whether consciously or unconsciously, … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 07.03.23

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

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 – 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 – 05.08.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness How do we do the impossible?How do we make our dreams a reality? Well, we can't quit. We have to keep going. Often, the breakthrough comes when we don't expect it to. We have to keep trying to get it right, learning along the way, until it works. For centuries, human beings yearned to … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 05.08.23

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

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

Mental Health Monday – 03.13.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Here's a tough one. Do you understand your own motivations? I mean, like deeply and honestly, understand what it is that drives your behavior? Few do. If it were easy, then the science of Psychology wouldn't have been necessary and this generation's culture of social media Influencers would never have been a thing. The … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 03.13.23

Mental Health Monday – 03.06.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Gonna keep it short today. It doesn't need to be complicated. Simple concepts are the easiest to remember and implement. Start the avalanche. Identify one positive thing in your life that you have been avoiding and do it. Whether it's one of the 3 pillars of Sleep, Diet, and Exercise, or not drinking, or … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 03.06.23

Mental Health Monday – 02.13.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness I hate exercise. Not the act itself. That part I like. I am willing to endure the suffering of the hard work out in order to reap the benefits that come after, but for me, like many others, it's the commitment of time that discourages me. I would just rather be doing something else. … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 02.13.23

Mental Health Monday – 02.05.23

#mentalhealthmonday#mentalhealthawareness Another Monday. Yeah. I know. You looked at your phone this morning, and the negativity was there, waiting for your eyes to find it so it could get inside your head. Work awaits. The office politics. The clients who don't take the advice they're paying you for, and the coworkers who bring even more … Continue reading Mental Health Monday – 02.05.23