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Tag: Emotional intelligence

Blog 21 - Introversion vs Isolation

Introversion vs Isolation

In which our hero talks about the difference between being kinda quiet and shy, and isolating from mental illness.  Most of you know I’m quiet. Some of you know I’m

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Blog 20 - To My Sons: Practice

To My Sons: Practice

In which our hero reminds his sons of the importance of practice, to remind you, dear reader, to practice catching the negative thought patterns and create cognitive flexibility with fact and

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Blog 19 - More Advice

More Advice

I’ve had folks ask why they’re not getting better even though they’re exercising, sleeping, etc. Well, that’s not The Work. That’s clearing your workspace so you can do The Work.

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Blog 18 - We Are Not Broken

We Ain’t Broke

Yesterday sucked for me, man. Like, hugely awful. Went to bed fighting through a depressive episode. This morning, I broke my PPCLI coffee mug. Two years ago, I broke my

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Blog 16 - White Belt Mentality

White Belt Mentality

In which our hero reiterates the importance of mental flexibility through metaphor.  There’s a repeated, and mostly ignored, concept in the martial arts: white belt mentality. The white belt mentality

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Blog 10 - Strength


In which our hero revels in his own strength. And points out yours. If you’re like me and still kicking, I want to celebrate your strength and courage. It takes

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Blog 8 - A Different Look At Grief

A Different Look At Grief

I’ve been to a few funerals. I’ve noticed, where people are genuinely missed, nobody talks about the things the deceased did. Nobody talks about their money, or their academic achievements,

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Blog 4 - To My Sons

To My Sons

To My Sons In which our hero explains insecurity and overcompensation in 60 words.  Hurt people hurt people. Scared people scare people. I’ve hurt a lot of people. I’ve devoted

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