Breaking the Brain

The brain needs to be treated like any other muscle. You hear that all the time growing up when your parents are trying to get you to do your homework. At least, I heard it all the time growing up, but maybe that is just me. And biologically I don’t know if there is truth […]

 And Music is The In Between

Sunday night, I went to see my favorite band, We Banjo 3, with my wife. The trio of four Irishmen from Galway blend traditional Irish music with American bluegrass and folk styles. And while the music alone is reason enough for me to love them, they are also incredibly supportive of mental health awareness.  I […]

Hate Is Not A Mental Illness

The other day I was wearing a shirt put out by the great folks over at Mental Health America. The shirt says, ‘Hate Is Not A Mental Illness.’ The purpose of this simple statement is to counter the narrative heard all too often that mass shootings and other acts of senseless violence are just the […]

200 Times Answering God, the Telemarketer 

  Today’s post is my 200th. And I want to use my 200th post to take a moment and reflect on why I take the time to write these posts. Yes, it is therapeutic and yes I like to write. But it is more than that. It is something I feel needs to be done. […]