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

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

Mental Health Survival Guide

This guide (from When it Rains...) may help when your life has come off the rails. 1. You have to want to be helped. If you don’t, stop reading, you will never get better, might even die. You have to stop fighting yourself and open your mind for any type of improvement to take place. Don't … Continue reading Mental Health Survival Guide