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The Anger Cure

If you know me, you know that psychologically, I don’t believe that there is a “cure” for anger and/or any other mental wellness issue like anxiety, depression or addiction. There are skills that we can learn, practice and utilize that help us better manage and navigate the ups and downs, back and forths, lefts and rights of life….but a cure? Oh, hell no.

A life without any anxiety, depression, and/or anger is called DEATH. No life at all if you ask me.

Mental Wellness is about getting your head out of your ass and then getting you ass off of the couch and living. A cranium-rectum extraction is tricky and requires mad skills. And taking risks and getting ‘out there’ also takes mad skills. It’s a trial and error approach to creating a repertoire of skills that become a ‘strategy’ and help you to live and enjoy a mentally well balanced and healthy life.

One of the best psychological fitness skills I learned, practice and leverage when I become agitated, aggravated and want to avoid an anger episode, during which I act like a complete loon and a-hole and usually destroy a relationship or something vital to me getting my needs met and enjoying life, is the following technique:

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The Self-Esteem Song

Self-Esteem is a conceptual, psychological construct that encompasses an emotional reaction to our critical thinking related to our own talents, abilities, dreams and more. Then, we express those thoughts and emotions through selected behaviors.

NO ONE can impact your self-esteem OTHER than YOU. NO ONE. So stop blaming others for hurting your self-esteem. Only you can believe and act like you are awesome or suck, talented or a fraud, successful or a complete and utter failure.

If you think that you are a great ___________________________ (fill in the blank) than your emotional and behavioral stability and experiences rise instantly – as does your “self-esteem.” Think/evaluate and you will feel.

If you think that you suck at ____________________________ (fill in the blank) than your emotional and behavioral stability and experiences decrease rapidly – as does your “self-esteem.” Think/evaluate and you will feel.

It’s THAT simple. Really.

Think you are awesome, will succeed and are good then viola you feel good, act confident and get shit done. If you think you are horrible, will fail and suck then viola you feel crappy and lay around the house all day wallowing in your own stinkin’ misery.

So, when you self-esteem is in the toilet, try this….

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Getting Back in the Saddle

After a two-plus week trek to the great southeast of ‘Merica, I am getting back into the saddle of offering counseling, coaching and consulting services. Not to mention creating content on how to improve your mental wellness and psychological fitness via blogs, videos, podcasts and more.

I love this shirt that I bought at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. My kind of humor and it tells a story.

When it comes to healing, putting in the work to deal with the Bullshit of Life, you need: Story Telling and Humor. The ability to tell your stories (past, present and future) as well as being able to laugh and find the lighter-side of any story are critical in securing our overall mental wellness

Healing is difficult enough. Building a great routine of psychological fitness skills for the purpose of improving the overall quality of your life is not easy and you might as well have some fun when trying to do it.

On this blog, I discuss my approaches to healing and hope that your sharing in my healing adventures and grieving processes you pick up something of value and then integrate that nugget into your very own mental wellness approach.

Now that I have unkinked my rope, taken much needed time off, I am once again ready to focus on my mission of promoting mental wellness and debunking the psychological industry here in ‘Merica.