...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
Dear Scarp, Please heed this advice that I’m about to share. It will keep you from extreme pain and suffering and will save you precious time. After all, time is all you really have. First, always, always, always be yourself under any circumstance. You do not have to hide your intelligence just to make others … Continue reading A letter To My Younger Self
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?
Spring is in the air here in the Mid-West (Not really, I'm freezing my sac). Anyway, if spring were in the air my mind would turn to exercise, as one must, to prepare for those sunny beach outings. Problem is God is not going to will my ass to 4% body fat. That task will … Continue reading Is Fat, Dumb and Happy Possible?
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