Earlier today, I watched a Podcast interview of Joe Rogan interviewing former Navy Seal, Andy Stumpf, about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Suicide. As someone that works in the mental health field (Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation) and served in the military for 22 years, I really enjoyed this video. Note: I am not a medical
Tag: self help
Please be very cognizant of your mental health during the current crisis in our country (and world). I recognize we all laugh about introvert, extrovert, and ambivert memes. However, it is important to remember we are a social species. Regardless of our physical and mental toughness, we need each other. Without question, Ohio has been
How many of us can honestly admit we’re in too big of a hurry in every aspect of our life? Do you think a lot of people would be capable of answering this or would they simply blow it off? “That’s not me.” (Stereotypical response) In 2018 or 2019, I would have been one of
The finish line is a representation of your current goal or objective. For example: You want to write a book and have it published in nine months. The finish line would be the phase when the Publisher provides you with your publication date. Although there are additional marketing steps, the publication part represents your finish
Every New Year’s Eve, people make a proclamation (resolution) about what they’re going to do in the New Year. Yet, no one ever talks about what they’re not going to do. I thought about this for a while and I have developed a list of things you should not do in 2020: You’re not going
Over the past 15 years, I have experimented with different training concepts and programs. All of them having the central focus of: weight training. Although I enjoy cardio and grew up being a natural runner, it is no longer my focus. Now, I want to sculpt a body that helps remind me that hard work
This particular blog is a huge step for me, on my physical fitness journey. I’ve always been a highly motivated and energetic person, despite being extremely shy and embarrassed about my body. I wouldn’t even go to a pool, despite being a good swimmer, until I was in my mid-thirties. Growing up and being called
May 20, 2019 marked the 10-year anniversary for my first book, Crematory. Brian Carter (main character) is growing up so fast. Part 1: Crematory Part 2: The Darkness Part 3: Army of the Drake (2019-2020) About the Book: Brian Carter is a patient at Hamilton Psychiatric Ward and has experienced things that even your worst
After 22 years of military service, I officially retired from the U.S. Army on May 1, 2019. This blog is a little late. After all, I initially didn’t want to write about it because I was ready to close that chapter of my life. But now that the dust has settled, I am more comfortable with it.
Are you a top-down thinker? Are you a bottom-up thinker? In other words, do you think about the target, goal, or objective before you even start? Training yourself to work from the top-down will help you mitigate the pressure of stress and adversity. Hint: There WILL be stress and adversity, regardless of what you’re doing.