Recovery can give you new music, but first you have to embrace your silence. ___ He was a huge help. His uniform said “Security,” but he was more like a human GPS. I was late for an appointment, sweaty and in a bit of a panic. I walked up to his building and before I could even … More What Tinnitus is Teaching me About Recovery
Is our pursuit of happiness making us unhappy? ___ Happiness: We love it. Sometimes we ache for it. And we try to hold onto it no matter how much it costs. Is our pursuit of happiness making us unhappy? Addicted to happy Our obsession with happiness might be a borderline addiction. The good news is that a … More Are we Addicted to Happiness?
I have glasses. These are not the kind that come from an optometrist, and he probably wears the same kind of glasses. My son wears them, and so does my brother, and my step-dad. What kind of glasses are these you ask? Man glasses. Not all men wear them, but I know that I do. Man … More Take Off the Man Glasses
My son applied for a job at McDonalds a few weeks ago. The Manager promised he would call my son back two days later. Two weeks later, no call. When all else fails, blame the person in charge? It’s easy to blame leadership for situations like this. A lot of people applied for work that day, I can only … More Depression and the Personal Politics of Blame
You can learn from someone, even when we don’t appreciate what they do. ___ Last week, Prince died. While the details of his death are still to be determined, all that I see around me are articles about his life. I will say it once and clearly, I didn’t like his music. I’m not a hater, … More I Didn’t Like Prince, But I Learned a Lot From Him About Being a Man
If you want to recover well and improve your life, what you say may be the key. ___ Right now, you are talking to yourself. In fact, it is nearly impossible NOT to talk to yourself. Turn off the TV, and put your iPod on mute and for one minute try not to talk to yourself. … More Words: What You Don’t Know Can Change Your Life
How I am taking my mind back from the scars of depression ___ “Can’t quiet figure out why my depression is back. So black… the numbness feels unending and dark. Even the spring sun cannot penetrate the cement cold and hardness of it.” I wrote those words three weeks ago. My depression came back for a … More Depression: Four Questions that Will Change Your Mind