About me

My story really starts over 15 years ago when I started in law enforcement. Attending and graduating from one of the most rigorous law-enforcement academies in the country was the first real challenge that ever faced  in my life. I was only 22 years old and I had no idea what I had got myself into. With the support of my dad and and a fellow recruit, I was able to get through a very difficult six months.

Over the next 17 years I saw more real "life"and experienced more trauma than most people will ever see their entire lives. And yes, I really held the title "Hostage/Crisis Negotiator", and trained with the best, the FBI and LAPD. I was totally and completely unprepared for the emotional and mental toll of the job. It wasn’t until I had  been on the job for approximately 10 years did I really start to realize how bad it was. I was overweight, depressed and not doing well at my job, my marriage or in life in general. There was no significant emotional event like the death of a parent or developing cancer that really sparked me to take a look at myself. All I knew was that I didn’t like who I was, but I had no idea what to do about it. Over the next five years I started reading books for the first time in my life, and I began having conversations with people with titles like marriage and family therapists and also close friends.

Towards the end of the initial journey and the development of version 2.0 of me, I obtained a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, advanced coach training and continued the reading, discussions and growth. I started to embrace concepts of mindfulness, psychological flexibility, minimalism, and basic awareness of life.  

All of this leads to me just needing a place to rant, share ideas and have interesting discussions.  Check back regularly for my ranting and thoughts on just about everything that you were told to never bring up at a party; politics, religion, relationships, conspiracy theories and more!

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