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)

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

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.