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  • 00:11

    Random Thoughts with Random Excess Ep 6: Mindful not Mind Full

    in Personal Journals

    In the previous Episode, Episode 5, I talked about the din from thoughts in my head competing for attention. I talked about being Mind Full and today I want to take about being Mindful


    I have done years of therapy of all kinds including lots of DBT (Dialectacle Behavioral Therapy), indicated for personality disorders and obsessive behaviors and a few other diagnoses. DBT, if you permit me to oversimplify it a bit, is the merging of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Zen Buddhism... and relies heavily on doing things mindfully.


    Every DBT group I have ever been in starts with going over what it means to be mindful and talks about three states of mind, Reasonable, Emotional, and Wise... and as an aside, I think the Resasonable mind should be called the Rational Mind. The rational mind is the seat of contemplation and analysis. Basically the executive function of the frontal cortex


    The Emotional mind might also do with a different name more suggestive of its function, something like the Motivated Mind, or Triggered Mind, or even the Action Mind. It is the seat of taking action. It sits down in what some call the lizard brain and involves the functions the hippocampus and amygdala and is very closely linked to our memories, espeically those experiences of deep personal meaning.


    I'm Random Excess 

  • 00:57

    Random Thoughts with Bartonium

    in Fun

    Random thoughts with Bartonium and guests.

  • 00:15

    Random Thoughts with Random Excess Ep 3: The Cross Roads

    in Goals

    When talking with people I pick up on a quiet sadness and profound pain in their conversation. Or, more likely, I get "THAT" sense is since I identify "THEIR" personal stories so strongly with "MY OWN" personal descent into mental illness and abusive drinking.


    I lost my house, my job, my wife, my assets and my sanity. In retrospect I went from everything being "OKAY" to rock bottom about a year. I ended up in a crisis unit, intensive day treatment, and lived nine months in a half-way house for dually diagnosed people (substance and mental health). 


    If I had been able to articulate my life at the beginning of my fall I may have been able to make changes then before things spun out of control for me. Life would have taken me on a much different journey. Performance. Feedback. Revision. That Crisis was really an opportunity to be better prepared the next time I found myself at that crossroad.

  • 00:13

    Random Thoughts with Random Excess Episode 1: Kim Davis is not Rosa Parks

    in Goals

    A personal motto of mine is Learn. Improve. Share. I guess this show qualifies by default as Share, but I also hope to make use of Learn and Improve while I am here.

    Now, on to the business of Episode 1, in the battle of for civil rights certain names have gravitas and Rosa Parks is one of them. Kim Davis is no Rosa Parks, she is more of a James. F. Blake. Who is James F. Blake? Well, tune in today and find out who he is and then judge if I make a good point. Performance. Feedback. Revision... 

  • 01:00

    Random Thoughts with Bartonium

    in Fun

    Join Bartonium and special guests for a riveting discussion of random thoughts

  • 01:00

    Random Thoughts with Bartonium

    in Fun

    Join host, Bartonium and guests for a riveting hour of random thoughts.

  • 01:00

    Random Thoughts with Bartonium

    in Fun

    Join host, Bartonium, and special guests for a riveting hour of random thoughts and discussions.

  • 01:00

    Random Thoughts with Bartonium

    in Fun

    Join host, Bartonium, and his special guest hosts, Larry and DaboGilgon, as they discuss a number of random thoughts from our callers and listeners.

  • 01:56

    Random Thoughts and Raves

    in Prepping

    Tonight I will discuss whatever comes to mind.  No real plan tonight just talk about whatever I want.  Perhaps a few items that I find interesting.  If you wish to join in call in, or hit the chat room.  Tomorrow night I will interview Lisa and Dale from Survivalist Prepper.net-- you won't want to miss that episode.  

  • 00:15

    Random Thoughts with Random Excess Ep 2: Accountability

    in Goals

    Ultimately we are all accountable to ourselves. So how I be accountable to myself by being accountable to others?
     


    I am accountable to myself every day when I make my morning commitment to not drink. One Day at a Time is the only way I know how to not drink and daily I make a commitment and I go through my 5 point accountability checklist:

    1) Did I make my daily commitment yesterday?


    2) Did I stay sober yesterday?


    3) Have I been sober so far today?


    4) Am I ready to make a commitment for today to remain sober?


    5) How many days do I have?


    We are all on unique journeys, but those of us on a path of recovery see many of the same sights and by sharing our experiences (what works and what did not work) we can Support each other, Empower each other and even Celebrate our accomplishments. 

  • 01:01

    Random Thoughts

    in Entertainment

    This week, Ronda and I have lots of ideas but none of them are enough to make a full show so we thought we'd do Random Thoughts. Come join us as we discuss all types of random questions that float thru our head and call in and answer if you like or add your own random thought!
    We'll see you on the show Wednesday at 8pm!