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Getting Better

2017: The reflection post

I always think every year is ‘weird’ once it’s over. 2017 wasn’t any different. I outline how my thinking changed over the year and how I want to keep that up.

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Getting Better

There is never a good time to start

In which bedbugs and an IKEA dresser have me thinking about how a healthy default state of being helps us push for more.

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Mental Health The Media Video Games

Finding inspiration in games: Adieu, Persona 5

Endgame Spoilers – For many people, the Persona series of games are an emotional experience. For me, it wasn’t any different.

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Mental Health

Support networks: some thoughts on finding and maintaining them

Support networks are key to overcoming tough challenges — how do you make the choice as to who to surround yourself with, and how do you support others?

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Mental Health

#WorldMentalHealthDay – My journey with medication

I write about what two years have been like on medication, what it’s changed about my life, and why it’s worth the consideration.

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Dota 2 Mental Health Street Fighter V

Training, execution, and mindfulness

After some hard truths in the Training Room, I wrote something about how I have difficulty staying in the moment during competitive games.

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Mental Health

Hey.

After a bit of a break from making things, I’ve come to realize that I should be thinking about it like I’m going to the gym: not finished when I reach a goal, but a process to make myself better.

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Mental Health

Doing what’s “objectively correct” for you

So today I had a pretty good day of therapy, and it contextualized a couple things for me. For the last little while I’ve been focusing on “doing nothing” to various success. The idea, though, was trusting a process that my brain was going to be able to fix some things emotionally in the meantime, […]

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The Media Video Games

The Warcraft cycle: playing an MMO as an adult

I have this problem, and it began with World of Warcraft. Burning out on it killed my ability to be immersed in a game full time, or at least long sessions.

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Personal

#LetsTalk 2016 – My depression, and how it hurts me

So today’s Bell’s annual #LetsTalk day, which is a promotion to get people talking about depression and mental health. Every time people tweet with the hashtag, Bell makes a donation to Canadian mental health programs. Basically it’s a giant PR move that a lot of people just happen to believe in; the company’s shitty practices […]