Bipolar Blues

An emotional pendulum swings for the day. Spectacular violence is well on the way. You think you know, you really do not. Regret the day and that gun you bought. Attempting to hold back with just strength of will, Few can speculate how much blood may spill. I personally don't suffer bipolar, but know many … Continue reading Bipolar Blues

Shards of Glass

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. Looking for closure is a waste of time. Human evolution is leading us … Continue reading Shards of Glass

End of the Weak-Sept. 25,2020

Hello all, Here's a current bit of mind puke. Gravity Blankets - A weighted blanket designed to improve sleep quality and mood. It helps anxiety and restlessness with the gentle feeling of a hug. There are a number of other claims, but you get the idea. They range in price from $25 - $350. To … Continue reading End of the Weak-Sept. 25,2020

You Should Know

The Wisdom of Paradox: Logic is the key to scientific truths, but paradoxes are the key to psychological ones. When it comes to the human condition, the deepest truths are often counter-intuitive. When you find two opposites that are both true, start exploring.  Competition is for Losers: Avoid competition. Stop copying what everybody else is doing. If … Continue reading You Should Know

End of the Weak – September 18, 2020

Hello there! Here's a smattering of what's on my mind. The carnivore diet, the good, the bad and the ugly. This diet, at face value, seems simplistic. All I have to do is eat meat right? Hardly, to do it right you have to get the fat/protein ration correct, keep sodium and electrolyte levels adequate, … Continue reading End of the Weak – September 18, 2020

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

Tuesday Brief

I wanted to start giving a preview on Tuesdays of what content to expect on Fridays. So here. I'm 2 weeks into a new diet called the carnivore and it is what it sounds like. I will cover the good/bad and the challenges. I will also talk nutrition, hydration, electrolytes, and exercise. I will explain … Continue reading Tuesday Brief

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

Blind Spots (Rain)

When I realized that I had manufactured blind spots in my psyche, I had to find a way to detect and correct them. My thoughts, resulting from the blind spots, kept triggering the fight or flight response which is a huge disservice because your body doesn’t know what is real and what is not. Shifting … Continue reading Blind Spots (Rain)