Pinocchio

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 Pinocchio

Shifting Gears

In an effort to bring more useful content to you here on Struggle Street, I would like to begin to share personal information about the things that have helped me survive while enduring a mental health condition. The new content will include media of all types, books, literature, podcasts, TV, radio, movies and the latest … Continue reading Shifting Gears

From the Memoir “Rain” 7

7. Not so Fast “Is there no way out of the mind?”  - Sylvia Plath Life can be extremely bitter when you career is in the shitter. With another gut punch from the world of employment I had to wonder what in the hell I’d done or who did I piss off to have this … Continue reading From the Memoir “Rain” 7

Take it Easy

Thoughts are very powerful. You cannot control them but you must not quickly react to them either. Be aware that’s all. Also, Don’t be afraid to seek help. There are times when you need someone to help you sort things out. Limbo is no way to live (Dante’s first ring of hell).  And finely, you’re … Continue reading Take it Easy

Fear Not

Fear is simply a lack of knowledge. Do not lose your capacity for logic and reason before gaining that knowledge. Please know that knowledge may cause you to lose your shit, but at least you didn't panic too soon. Be, well, Do well, Scarpoe

When it Rains, A Surrender to Consciousness

AUTHOR’S NOTE What follows is based on actual occurrences as I recall them. Although some content has been changed for personal purposes, it should be regarded in its essence as fact. Mental illness does not discriminate. Preface I didn’t notice any signs in the beginning, none. Admittedly, I could have overlooked a few negatives – you know … Continue reading When it Rains, A Surrender to Consciousness

When it Rains…

...from the manuscript "When it Rains..." Think critically and creatively when thinking with consciousness engaged. Consciously process all other thoughts from a distance to stop any reaction. Be present and do not live in your head.  Seek discomfort- physical, mental you name it. 

Opinion vs Fact

Sometimes mental illness gets in the way of knowing the difference between facts and opinions. An opinion is a judgement not necessarily based on knowledge of all the facts. Facts are the truth. If either get a little fuzzy, ask someone. Any major dude will tell you. Pay attention to the facts and don't give … Continue reading Opinion vs Fact