Month: July 2020

  • A Reblog: Reversible Figures and Mood — Body-Mind Health

    You have probably seen what are called ‘reversible figures’. For example, a picture of a vase that when looked at slightly differently becomes two faces. This involves a fast rearrangement of how your brain makes sense of an object. First you see the vase as the foreground and then as the background. The faces become […]…

  • Walking In Your Shoes

    Barack Obama “My third piece of advice is to cultivate a sense of empathy – to put yourself in other people’s shoes – to see the world from their eyes. Empathy is a quality of character that can change the world.” For this post I want to flip the idiom “walk a mile in my…

  • A Reblog: Men and Depression — Wakiza feeds

    Depression is an intense feeling of sadness that lasts for a long time, sometimes weeks, months or years. If you are depressed, it can start to interfere with your day-to-day life, well being and physical health. Men may not recognize they have depression. If they do acknowledge it to themselves, they are often reluctant to…

  • Things I Wish My Father Would Have…

    “Teaching a boy to be a man is the primary job of a father.”― Clayton Lessor MA, LPC With all the racial tension happening around the world I find the most shocking is when a black parent talks about having “the talk” with their son.  The talk from what I garner is about how to…

  • A Reblog: The Cost of Being Gendered as Male — Translating Transgender

    I hope you will take some time and read this great life story! Transitioning in the midst of a decade long photography project, presents an opportunity to see how differently people relate to me as a man vs. a woman. Enjoying a day off, I decided to swing by the Weirdest little Church in Texas,…

  • Please Instill This…

    You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ Eleanor Roosevelt Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/eleanor-roosevelt-quotes If you would have met me and followed…

  • A Re-blog: Sitting with my Mental Illness. (A Fresh Examination). — DWalksZen – A Meditation Journal

    So a week has passed and it is blog day. I updated the mindful commandments and a modified excerpt from my journal is here: Core feelings So, later I will see that realisations, I call ‘antidotes’ can treat my core feelings, if I acknowledge them for the first time, every time so that mental blockage […]…

  • Do The Work

    Every day has a job for me to do, it requires my attention every moment, it is there just behind the shadows.  The maintenance of my mental health.  It sure would be easy to neglect it, start sliding backwards, and once again finding myself staring at the abyss,

  • Keeping It Fresh

    “In order to become a reflective, autonomous and self-mentoring individual, one has to continuously learn from people, experiences and new ideas.” ― Dr Prem Jagyasi Over the past while I have been finding it difficult in presenting fresh thoughts. I have sat many times to write and found myself starting to repeat a thought that I…

  • A Reblog: Mental Illness and the Workplace — The Art of Mental Illness

    I spent a good portion of my life struggling on my own. I knew something was “different” about me but I never had the support around me to help me get answers. I walked around aimlessly and lived off of Google’s suggestions and explanations about how I was feeling for the most part. As an… via…

  • A Re-Blog: Stress and Men’s Health — Health by Gigi

    Feeling stressed is a reality for most of us at the moment. We are still in the midst of a global pandemic, with second waves of the virus trying to emerge across Australia. I wanted to blog specifically about stress and men’s health because it’s not often focused on. Stress can impact specific aspects of […]…

  • Some Positive Stuff That Happened While In The Hospital

    My hospital stay wasn’t all negative, yet there is more to tell, there was some great positive things that happened. Covid-19 test came back negative Tests for any MRSA (superbug) also negative On a truly lighter side, I am just as smart as Donald J. Trump.[maybe I am smarter. I like to read and also…

  • Always Look Under The Hood!

    This city’s hospital is about four years old.  Before that I was chosen to attend a one week long workshop.  It was to develop what the new hospital’s features will include.  I was the advocate for the Mental Health Ward.  It was long hours but everyone was excited in working during this major event. Looking…

  • The Night I Felt Unsafe!

    I was in the hospital for a good part of the week. One night I rang the call button, around 10 p.m., to ask if my night meds be given soon. The nurse came in, invaded my personal space without permission by placing her hand on the top of my story. She then began a…

  • What A Crazy Week

    It is Thursday evening just pass 7:00 p.m. mountain time.  I arrived home tonight and trying to catch up on all the emails, etc., I was admitted Monday with “stroke like” symptoms. I could not do much online, I could not access the hospital’s WiFi. So, they had a glorified Windows tablet with very, very…

  • Hospital Woes

    I am writing this from a hospital bed. I woke with extreme feelings, tingling, numbness. So 911 call was placed my best friend dial it . Symptons much like a stroke. I’ve had many tests, CT scan and many others.Been here now the full. Waiting now for MRI. I will write more tomorrow from my…

  • What are the signs and symptoms of depression in men?

     “Don’t buy into the lie that to struggle with mental health means you are any less of a person or a man.” – Kevin, Victoria, BC and Toronto, Ontario, Canada This is the  continuation of Men And Depression. As a male suffering with being bi-polar it is important that we need men to step forward to share…

  • A Re-blog: Life Update… —

    I read this blog of how one person went through a horrific ordeal in coping with depression. I do not usually comment on the importance of a re-blog, as you read this post you may, like me, feel the pain this blogger experienced! Hello, readers and bloggers. I don’t really know how to say this.…

  • Prescriptions And Blood Tests

    I thought for this post a brief alert.  I have suffered with blood clots in the past and it is for that reason I take Warfarin.  It requires frequent blood tests, preferably monthly.   The blood test is called I.N.R, it tests for the clotting factor within the blood. Yesterday I had blood work done.  The…

  • Men And Depression

    I am using information from National Institute Of Mental Health There will be several posts that I will post with the source mentioned above. Introduction Men and women both experience depression but their symptoms can be very different. Because men who are depressed may appear to be angry or aggressive instead of sad, their families,…

  • They Still Reap Dividends

    “The currency of blogging is authenticity and trust.” Jason Calacanis I am not a leading authority when it comes to blogging for a keep learning new traits with it. Yet I find that many things about it are always gaining dividends. Here are a few: Interaction – You cannot go wrong when it comes to…

  • The Effects Of Drug Addiction — Dr. Daniel Francis

    Drug addiction impacts tens of thousands of people every year. The malady can have numerous significant, potentially life-impacting consequences that not only affect the addict but their circle of friends and family, as well as society in general. In fact, drug addiction can also influence: Health Care Costs Addiction to any type of substance may […]…

  • Normal!

    “I didn’t want normal until I didn’t have it anymore” ― Maggie Stiefvater,Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception Normal – definition, adjective conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural; serving to establish a standard. Psychology. approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment. free from any mental…

  • Wow, I Can’t Hardly Believe This!

    Your blog, rts, appears to be getting more traffic than usual! 28 hourly views – 0 hourly views on average A spike in your stats   Saw this today and it fits in to what I was getting ready to write for a post!  I needed this boost in morale!

  • Mens Mental Health – Myths

    A real man ain’t a coward, he stands by what he says, admits his faults, and corrects his mistakes.     Kiki Strack Starting with this post I will be exploring Mens Mental Health from time to time.  For this post I want to take a look at myths about men. Myths: Big boys don’t cry –…