(A use case for cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness) Sorry, I was just testing out new clickbait-y headlines for my writing. This is a quick story about a guy who’s therapist used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) during the course of his fiver-year long therapy sessions. This story is basically a colorful rant that “my friend” … Continue reading My therapist made me do it!!!
Photo by Sid Leigh Mindfulness is a term that gets thrown around a lot at the moment and which is often hailed as some kind of panacea for seemingly every problem under the sun. Mindfulness is part self-help technique, part clinical tool and has lately grown to spawn countless e-books, courses and evening classes. But … Continue reading What is Mindfulness
As much as many of us choose to overlook it, there is a lot wrong with the way most of us currently live our lives. We evolved in an environment completely foreign to the world we live in now and adapted to gain abilities and traits that in many ways leave us unsuited for our … Continue reading Mindfulness as an Antidote to Modern Life
If you are morbidly curious as to WTF that actually means, perhaps consider reading the commentary below. Another Note from the Underground (for your consideration) I’m sitting here on a Sunday, a not-so-wicked (злой in Russian) late forty-something year old man, re-reading a translation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Notes from the Underground. As I turn the … Continue reading Fyodor Dostoevsky punched me in the face today.
(with lyrics onscreen) Copyright 2018 Songwriting with Soldiers Music / Darden Smith Music (ASCAP) Written by Darden Smith/Rob Fields/Mike Green/Tom O’Connor/Chris Cass/Steve Brush/Jason Bowmaster (A collective songwriting experience. A dark and stormy night on a ranch in Arizona. One professional songwriter and six schmucks thrown together by circumstance and bonded forevermore.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYNFLLVHmjg
Copyright 2018 Songwriting with Soldiers Music / Darden Smith Music (ASCAP) Written by Darden Smith/Rob Fields/Mike Green/Tom O’Connor/Chris Cass/Steve Brush/Jason Bowmaster (A collective songwriting experience. A dark and stormy night on a ranch in Arizona. One professional songwriter and six schmucks thrown together by circumstance and bonded forevermore.) Standing in the middle of the chaos … Continue reading Picking Up Light
A couple of years ago I was fortunate to be selected to attend an indispensable program that helped me to hone-in a bit more on hidden values that I possessed as a potential employee and as a contributing member of my community. The program was called Warrior Week and it was an eye (and soul) … Continue reading Strength, purpose, and action helps veterans after their service ends
This is another video I custom made that I use to defrag, de-stress, chill, and sleep... https://youtu.be/FT3kXQ8W6sQ
Upon retiring, I jumped right into working for a fairly GINORMOUS American defense contractor, whose name may or may not rhyme with SCHMAYTHEON PISSILE SYSTEMS. The paycheck was also GINORMOUS (for me and my gub'ment cheese upbringing). That was the hook (and I tried to convince myself that the "purpose" of the job was something … Continue reading Defense Contractor’s Shameless Rules Regarding Short-Term Disability Insurance
This is one of a couple of videos I made that help me once in a while to zone-out and chill. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pV9lSCmUvs&t=3284s