BDBH Head Chatter tackles everyday life and views it with a Mental Health perspective. It approaches problems, situations, and topics and the final product can be tasty or bitter, which would solely depend on your palate. Enter at your own risk. :)
Imagine the possibility of each of us operating in our own reality. To show this draw a straight line on a piece of paper. The bottom would be your birth, and the top would be death. The middle is where you are right now. If we were to exist on this continuum, then our lives would mimic ideal. Now imagine that every time something happened to us that was difficult to process, it kicked us off the "straight and narrow." At that time, the new path becomes reality, altered by the life event. Every time something happens, this pushes us further from our true selves. The version that was the most authentic becomes altered and failing to regroup put using this faux-reality. Imagine existing in this faux-reality since the age of five. You may not even know how to re-group at this point. And because everyone has different life experiences and different milestones everyone has a different reality. Now compare that to how people in society relate to each other.
What his death showed me.
What I now know… truly great men/women don’t live long.
When my grandfather died, I was young about five I think, but I remember. This was the beginning of me separating myself from death, I shed few tears if any.I remember when my aunt Mayola died. I was about nine or ten years old. She had been in the hospital for a while, and when I got the word that she had died, I told myself that I didn’t know her that well, that she was in the hospital and she was going to die anyway, and I shed few tears. When my grandmother died, I told myself that she was old, that she was going to die. She was 100 years old. I told myself that it was her time and I shed few tears. When my Aunt Cat died, I told myself that she had been sick for a while and that it was her time. I shed few tears at her funeral. When my cousin Nicholas died though it was a car accident and it was completely unexpected I told myself that it was his time, and I shed few tears. When my cousin Deborah di…
What is the one thing that you can do every day that you cannot imagine living the rest of your life without? That is your ten.
As I grew up in Miami, Florida.I knew from a very early age that I wanted to
love people, but it
took me until I was over the age of 40 to make the connection on how to love
people and make an honest living 😊.
I see life on a scale of one to ten.One is getting up every day, existing, going back to sleep and repeating it the next
day.Ten is living a mindful life, enjoying and paying attention to the
times you are in the presence of others.Getting up every day with purpose and excitement, looking forward to doing that one thing that brings you joy and
purpose.That thing, is defined for the
purpose of this topic as, if there was a way that your physical needs were met,
a way where you could live the life that you dreamed with the resources
necessary to live ideally. If there was
a way that all of those things were done and you could…
I posted this February 22, on another site. I've created this new blog and want to bring over the older posts. So here goes...
I was in class yesterday. The seminar was on rape. Sitting and listening I had the best awakening. One snippet that was given was: "Rape victims are more likely to be abused after being raped." I thought to myself, "how could someone that just experienced a traumatic event "allow" themselves to be put back into that situation.
This is what I've come up with, first my own thinking is faulty, it isn't ALLOWED, and secondly, once someone has been violated I believe one or two things happen. Either they implode or explode. Meaning they'll either internalize or externalize. My educated guess is that the women or men that implode are likely to fit into this category. If I would guess it would be that they can go through self-hate and self-blame. If someone doesn't reach out or this person or they reach out for …
I posted this January 25, 2015, on another site. I've created this new blog and want to bring over the older posts. So here goes...
It has been said that behavior won't change as long as there is a reward, and the award that is received can be difficult to give it up. So, no matter who encourages this person to do better, they will not change that behavior as long as that reward is meaningful to them and present. The reward has to be removed or no longer stimulating for that behavior to stop.
Rewards can be a personal fulfillment, a personal gratification, momentary, mentally or physically stimulating. If the reward isn't or can't be removed you may not stand a chance competing with it. Know where you are, who you are and what you mean to anyone that matters to you. Confusion and heart ache happens in my opinion when one believes they can stand toe to toe with a "reward..."