The Mental Game

The mental game. Managing the all-too-common mental illnesses that beset many of us. And being open to discussing and breaking down prejudices about mental illness.

My challenges with depression and anxiety and all that comes with that. I have suffered for as long as I can remember; my earliest memories are those of anxiety and fear. Matters have tended to worsen as years have passed, and it has affected all aspects of my life and well-being.

Getting your mental game in shape can be a long road, and progress can be erratic. I have a robust set of tools and a good support network. But the mental game is something that needs work every day. There is no vacation day to look forward to.

Mental health awareness has improved in recent years. In some areas, it is still seen as a weakness. Sports and the workplace have made strides, but there is a long way to go. My small commitment to helping others has been to speak openly in the workplace and on this blog. My thought has been that if I help one person a tiny amount, it’s been worth it.

Ikigai: Seeking My Purpose

A Japanese Philosophy For Making Life Worthwhile The Anti-Golf Approach Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” It’s been on my mind as I watch the next stage of my work life unfold. It’s become an increasing preoccupation for me. I …

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1,149 Nights Of Sleep: More & Better Please

Sleep Is Not My Friend Sleep has never come easily to me. I remember being young, pre-secondary school, and having chronic insomnia, wide awake for hours. Letting my imagination run riot, planning things I would do when the day rolled around and the rest of …

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