Welcome to the Drunken Mumbler…

A blog for Men, with facts, fiction, and mental health tips strewn in with rambling thoughts and a dose of bullshit. Everything here will not be completely coherent or without contradiction – that’s kinda’ the point. This is the examination toward an authentic life. Cheers.


 

Pandemic Productivity Anxiety, pt.2

Pandemic Productivity Anxiety, pt.2

In the previous post I described a feeling of frustration, guilt, and/or shame over a sense of 'un-accomplishment' during this pandemic. Specifically, this feeling stems from desired pursuits we carry in the back of our minds, that have become more present given our...

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Pandemic Productivity Anxiety, pt.1

Pandemic Productivity Anxiety, pt.1

There seems to be this pervasive feeling of needing to be (or at least thinking that we need to be) productive during this time of lock-down and Stay at Home Orders.   Throughout this pandemic, I’ve talked with my clients and many seem to have a degree of this...

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Human Tri-Dimensionality (While Staying At Home)

Human Tri-Dimensionality (While Staying At Home)

I doubt I can offer anything new in the endless supply of how-to-dos and what-to-dos on every topic imaginable, while quarantining. I admit I’ve gotten caught-up in mindlessly scrolling for the best home workout routine, and Brian Green’s Equation of the Day has found...

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Corona Business Update

Corona Business Update

Well here’s another blog post related specifically to the current COVID-19 Pandemic. Living in WI and working in both WI and MN, I’ve been double-dosing on the most current information I can safely ingest. Last week the governor of each state officially enacted a Stay...

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How do you keep score?

How do you keep score?

So how do you keep score? In the last post the concept of metrics came up. I think it would be worthwhile to spend some time discussing metrics: what they are, how they come about, and the implications of having (and not having) them. Let’s start with a example...

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The Brittle Busy Bridge We Build

The Brittle Busy Bridge We Build

This morning entering the sauna, a friend was heading out as I was heading in. We exchanged the usual pleasantries including, from him, the ubiquitous,   “So you keeping busy?”   Now, there has been much written on this idea of “busy” and its pluses and...

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The Broken, Breaking, or To Be Broken Mug?

The Broken, Breaking, or To Be Broken Mug?

So this morning I broke my mug.  Not a big deal, right?  Well, I had always considered this mug a bit “special.”  It was handmade for me dating back almost 15 years! Yes, I enjoyed many a cup of joe in various states, settings, and moods.  All of which came to an...

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Flip the Damn Switch Already!

Flip the Damn Switch Already!

Recently, I was struck by similar comments from several patients.  The gist was, “Man, I’m really sick and tired of talking about this.”   One of the patients had recently made some actual changes - ones that directly related to his reasoning for coming to see...

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Dichotomy 101

Dichotomy 101

I want to present what I believe is a fundamental concept in thinking about ourselves. Dichotomy underlies how we relate to ourselves (internally) and the world (externally). Bear with me as this post may be a bit dry, but it will be an important base on which to...

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HELP! I’m in therapy, but now I feel worse!

HELP! I’m in therapy, but now I feel worse!

A basic assumption is acknowledged to start this post: Any change requires Stress, Recovery, and Adaptation.   This seems to be one of those first principles (a recently trendy phrase - but great concept!). It is perhaps most notable in the world of physical...

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