Ever hear the phrase “Cheer up! Things could be worse.” Of course, we all have. It’s designed to guilt trip you into gratitude (be grateful for what you’ve got). And it’s very effective. Lately though when I hear this trite phrase, I think, “yea things could be worse, but they could be better, a hell … Continue reading Subconscious Scrap
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
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
I don't know nearly enough, however, I found that the gestalt theory, the German word meaning form, has evolved to "the whole is greater that the sum of its parts". This is extraordinary. I don't want to throw too much information at once. I've been on the receiving end of that and there's nothing gained. … Continue reading The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts.
Tabula rasa roughly translates to "clean slate". I love the concept but wonder about the reality of the phase. Pushing the reset button is necessity for us all. But when we execute, the experience is a warm boot (partial reset) as opposed to a cold boot (full reset), meaning you maintain baggage throughout your life. … Continue reading Tabula Rasa
I didn’t realize until just recently that what I’m doing here is some serious business.. My life is at stake literally. Stopping the 450 mg of Effexor daily is not a good way to go. The withdraw symptoms are very challenging. To date it is not going well. I am on the verge of tears … Continue reading Journal Entry 12.30.12