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
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?
I like this truth. It is from the Tim Ferris Blog and is excerpted from one of his favorite books of the last year, The Gift by Hafiz, translated by Daniel Ladinsky: “Hafiz, Tonight as you sit with your Young students Who Have eyes Burning like coals for the truth, Raise your glass in honour Of … Continue reading “Who Can Hear The Buddha Sing?”
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