Ever hear the phrase “Cheer up! Things could be worse.” Of course, we all have. It’s designed to guilt trip you into gratitude (be grateful for what you’ve got). And it’s very effective. Lately though when I hear this trite phrase, I think, “yea things could be worse, but they could be better, a hell … Continue reading Subconscious Scrap
Being human means making mistakes, best-case scenario is we don't make the same one over and over. That said I couldn’t get out of bed this week without stepping in it. The latest mistake was brand new but the dance was with an old friend. If you are familiar with the “bad” photo from the … Continue reading Humans Being
(This was written in 2012 Oro Valley, AZ. It is advice for my two daughters whom were 14 and 17 years of age at the time. The are both doing fine to date. It's very personal) To my daughters Alyson and Alexa, Due to recent events and my feeling particularly depressed of late, I’ve decided … Continue reading So My Daughter (full version)
...please forgive 1st video experiment. Very hard to shift, steer, and hold the phone. I was going to post the rest of the "So My Daughter" note, but I have a debilitating migraine and decided to send this instead. Hang tough. The Scarp.
I did the best I could with what I knew I wonder if it was enough to see you through May the choices you've made truly be your own Since you are responsible for the seeds you have sown (This is a preview of something extremely personal about my two daughters that will be … Continue reading So My Daughter
Expectations can be tricky. Establish them too high and you could be setting yourself up for disappointment. Set them too low, you spare yourself the disappointment, but it’s a good bet that you’re not going to get a desired result. So what the hell? What about the personal expectations you have set for yourself, friends … Continue reading Where are Your Expectations?
I started "Struggle Street" Oct. 23, 2017 as part of a new treatment regimen. I was hoping it would control my severe depression/PTSD that I had been suffering from since childhood (Reasons). Today I would like to share a brief list of symptoms/behaviors from both before and after this treatment. Before: fatigue, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts, … Continue reading MENTAL HEALTH UPDATE