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.


 

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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Change? Let’s begin with Discipline.

Change? Let’s begin with Discipline.

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...

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Regret, Part 1

Regret, Part 1

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...

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Go First

Go First

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....

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The Authentic You

The Authentic You

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...

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Why I like Philosophy

Why I like Philosophy

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...

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What, You Don’t Have a Personal Goal??

What, You Don’t Have a Personal Goal??

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...

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