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 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...read more
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...read more
Well, it’s a new year. So what? What's changed from last year? What's remained the same? Perhaps the idea of making New Year’s resolutions has become overly criticized and overplayed. But perhaps so has the mocking backlash against such a starting point for...read more
We often ask ourselves, “what is the right choice?” Sometimes it’s between cake-batter and mint-chocolate chip. And sometimes it’s between your wife or your mistress. This question may seem a simple choice of either this or that, one being obviously better than the...read more
Go first. Listening recently to the Tim Ferriss podcast (I don’t miss many of them) Gabby Reece, beach volleyball star, and wife to Laird Hamilton of big-wave surfing fame, stated to "Go first." This simple phrase stuck, and made me think…on several occasions....read more
So there is a recent wave, or maybe more of an undercurrent, extolling the virtue of authenticity, being authentic, living an authentic life. And, yes, I do talk a great deal about being authentic, and finding authenticity. So what the hell does authenticity...read more
Because there is so much added bullshit in the world, particularly in the realm of self-improvement, self-help, life-coaching, and psychotherapy. This blog post may come off a bit more personal than previous ones, delving into areas that I can certainly get on a soap...read more
Get that corner office, increase salary by 20%, bench press 315, complete the 10k run in under 45 minutes. All represent goals that may exist in your life in some form. And all share some measurable outcome to let you know if you’ve achieved them or not. I’ll call...read more
This concept cannot be stressed enough. The need for a base is perhaps the most important and initial phase of any endeavor with an aim of betterment. Betterment, be it more professional success, better health, life satisfaction, intimate relationships, (fill in the...read more
Gratitude is important. And, yes, a bit trendy. So I'll jump in and share some thoughts on how to level up your gratitude game. I recently read All Things Shining by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly. The book suggests that gratitude gives us a substantial...read more
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