For those who struggle with self-limiting coping behaviors like binge eating and anesthetic alcohol consumption.
It can be easy to understand coping poorly with a rough day of rejection, dejection, and mayhem.
It might be trickier to comprehend being triggered … Continue reading
There are days and weeks and months where it seems adversity has a bloodlust with your name on it.
Just when you have it all pulled together, someone gets your goat, triggers your traumas, and knocks you flat on your … Continue reading
We must not respond to violence with violence.
I mean, of course it’s an option.
But it only feeds into the cycle. A very archaic cycle that’s ready to meet its end.
I heard someone say today that it’s noble
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I have a confession to make (to myself).
Dear Self: I used to not believe in you. I wanted to. I did not even realize my own lack of belief. I thought I believed.
But now I look back and … Continue reading
It’s time. Time to build our tribe.
Since 2015, I’ve had a personal vision for a different kind of life.
Different for me, anyway. And I think there are other people out there who will want to get involved with … Continue reading
I’m depressed, and I know why.
Or I’ve got theories, anyway.
My theories aren’t always exactly aligned with reality…
But sometimes with life and depression, coming up with a working theory and playing with the variables is the best that … Continue reading
Here’s a simple method for getting unstuck.
This is for people who are truly stuck in a special kind of way, and desperate about it.
It’s called rapid activity cycling, and it sometimes works well for averting stagnation.
When I’ve … Continue reading
All your lofty plans and good intentions…
Your aspirations to help others, your ideas to renovate and actualize your dreams…
Your to-do list and your bucket list…
All of these things can turn against you, haunt you, and plague you … Continue reading
When I am certain I am right, and someone else is wrong on a given issue or view…
I can know that this is an opportunity to learn about the bigger picture.
Democrats and Republicans often look at their views … Continue reading
Waiting for creative inspiration to strike before creating is like only going to work when you want to.
Or only exercising when you want to.
Or only showing up for family and friends when you want to.
Only answering the … Continue reading