...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.
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
Desired result can be a source of trepidation because they can come in varying degrees. (think subjective) Let’s call that variation a grey area (not the “50 Shades” type, we want to live there). I’m talking about the kind of grey area that lawyers live for and the majority of us think sucks because we … Continue reading Are you getting the results you desire?
This pesky little dichotomy can cross you up making your life very unsavory if you let it. Let’s examine the difference between the two. First, “reaction”, we react to stimuli every day, one example would be if someone cuts you off in traffic. Your first reaction might be, “I’ll kill that Mother Fucker” or “That … Continue reading React v Respond What’s your Choice?
Anxiety can be a funny thing. Too little and we get bored, too much and we get overwhelmed (Think panic attack). Humans are built for a certain amount of anxiety. Navigating along the anxiety spectrum there is a place where a sweet spot exists. When visiting this spot, there is just enough anxiety to keeps … Continue reading Good Anxiety?
Focus, be mindful, the only limits are in the mind Time is not linear, it’s malleable. Exercise and meditation reinforce the connection between mind and body. Life has a meaning, but it’s different for everyone. Adversity is your friend, anxiety is not. Money is a necessary evil. Looking for closure is a waste of time. … Continue reading More Maxims and Arrows
We (humans) can be puppets to our thoughts. That’s why it is import to become focused, mindful, and aware in our daily lives. Living a life without focus, mindfulness and awareness is like living on autopilot (living inside your head). For PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) sufferers on autopilot past traumatic events can cause parts … Continue reading Mind Games
An emotional pendulum swings throughout the day Serious violence is well on the way If you think you know, I say you do not One must read between the lines for my thought Struggling now with my consciousness and will Few will understand the blood that will spill Let’s talk anger, mine. Is it … Continue reading Don’t Play Angry
Below is a list of medication I’ve ingested over the years for depression/PTSD, to no avail. (There are more sundry medications that I have forgotten about over the last 16 years of treatment that are not listed, please forgive). Psychotherapy performed by some questionable therapists and my own brand of self-help round out my treatment … Continue reading Good Help is Hard to Find