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.


 

I’ll Take Distraction for the Win

I’ll Take Distraction for the Win

So much of the talk now is about how ‘bad’ distraction is for us. How we need to focus more, be more present, stop and smell the roses because hey, we only go around once right? Well yea that last part is true but distraction is not all that bad. In fact, it’s better...

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Bad Gratitude

Bad Gratitude

In another blog post I wrote about the need for acceptance to fully understand and express our gratitude.  In that post I talked about gratitude with regard to ‘positively-valenced situations in our lives.   But what about gratitude over ‘negatively-valenced’ or...

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The Myth of Absoluteness

The Myth of Absoluteness

We want answers. More specifically, we want ‘an’ answer. Why am I like this? What keeps me doing/not doing what I want to do and know I should do? Typically when asking these questions to ourselves we just assume there is ‘an’ answer. Perhaps we recognize there may be...

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Choice

Choice

I’ve always been taken by the concept of choice. That may sound odd. After all how much thought can be put into what constitutes a choice or the act of choosing. It’s simply the determination of one option over another - right?   Well maybe it does practically...

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Regret, Part 2

Regret, Part 2

I have a slew of blog posts in various stages of completion and sitting down to determine which post to complete next, I was struck that I have a Regret 1 sitting out there without a Regret 2. So, here we go…   Recently I’ve given some thought to regret....

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The How (pt.2)

The How (pt.2)

We’re going to keep on with the concept of how. I just think, yes, it is that important.   Let’s set the framework a bit with an analogy. Picture a staircase.   Now, how do you climb the staircase? Obvious answer - you climb the staircase. But that is what...

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The How (pt.1)

The How (pt.1)

Very often we think about and hear things aimed at helping us get past a sticking point, move forward, alleviate some frustration, anger, sadness, etc.  The answers we get often seem obvious: if you are doubting yourself, stop; if you are nervous about approaching...

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The What

The What

With the last post we were left with the possibility that there may not be a problem. So it seems cohesive to post this piece next.   After vetting the situation we may grasp an understanding that there actually is a problem. But, how do we know and then...

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Is there really a ‘problem’?

Is there really a ‘problem’?

I think it important to take a step back often and ask this important therapeutic question: Do I really have a problem? I think as therapists our starting assumption is that if someone takes the time and makes the effort to schedule and actually show up for an...

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Covid Time, Time for Change?

Covid Time, Time for Change?

This is a quick little blog, more like a blurb.   There is a philosophical view that defines time as the observance of change, or maybe change itself, I don’t specifically recall. There is a lot more to it than that, but the crude essence is that time is itself...

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