I am always on the lookout for explanations on mental illness because the more I listen to people with similar experiences, the more I realize that I am not alone and I can find novel ways of explaining difficult subjects.
Watch me suffer so you can learn to add some controlled suffering to your daily routine. It may be unpleasant, but you improve your willpower and you start your day with a WIN!
Techniques I show in this video:
Essentially, look at a mirror and talk to yourself. Weird stuff will come up; just go with it.
Read more about Mirror Therapy and how it can be applied as therapy for mental illness.
This is why I spend time brewing my morning cup of coffee with a French press. A little time spent being attentive, has lasting impact on the rest of my day.
Some links to meditation for beginners:
My favorite French Press tutorial:
Shane Koyczan is a tremendous poet. He speaks with achingly heartfelt imagery that always reaches me on my worst days.
Jason Stephenson’s guided meditation videos are a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to start meditation, but doesn’t know where to start.
I still lay back when I’m anxious or depressed, put on my headphones, and let his voice transport me to a new place where I can find peace.
"In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he's spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.”
Andrew Solomon gives the single, best presentation I have ever watched on Depression.
This is the video I share with people who ask me what Depression is like. Andrew speaks to the depths better than anyone I have ever encountered.
Stillness is a video I created in 2015.
I was on a trip to Southern California for work, and when I had some free time I went to the coast and practiced handstands.
I felt a deep peace looking at the water. The waves are, paradoxically, stillness personified. The waves exist, every one different from the one before, yet the motion is the same.