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Pasadena, CA

MEMBER SINCE   December 10, 2014


  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blue Jackets/Blackhawks
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Crew/Bayern Munich

Recent Activity

Comment 15 Apr 2019

Awesome moment for Coach Johnson and for Nick.... as a spectator I can only imagine what a feeling it will be to hear "Nick Bosa" called on draft night, a culmination of many years of hard work.  

Comment 08 Apr 2019

With the depth and diverse skill sets of the WRs I wouldn't doubt the viability of having a player like Hill line up more outside, opening up the possibility of someone like DMC or Gill to get on the field more inside.  Whatever Coach Day and Hartline come up with, it'll be fun to watch!  

Comment 01 Apr 2019

I took co-ed volleyball.... needless to say it was fun if you have any interest in that sort of thing (volleyball that is...)

Comment 13 Mar 2019

Great to hear, thanks for the update!  Continuing to send positive vibes from SoCal!

Comment 11 Mar 2019

I still chuckle thinking of a guy who is about a foot taller than me and twice my weight as a 'kid'... guess being an OT wasn't in my genetic makeup?  

Comment 11 Mar 2019

Sorry for the long delay, I was traveling and then had the (future) inlaws in town so my 11W time was often interrupted.  Check out the link below for something that may work or at least lead to a helpful technique for you.  If you see the counselor, or another one again, they should be able to make other suggestions to help as well.


Comment 03 Mar 2019

Ya, sounds like you should find a different counselor... just because you don’t present with things such as difficulty sleeping doesn’t mean things have to be great.  Keep working on getting better, I’m sorry you had a negative experience like that!  

Comment 03 Mar 2019

I’m out of town right now otherwise I’d get you more precise titles but research some on Martin Seligman and Positive Psychology, which focuses more on what makes someone well as opposed to what is wrong with an individual (the medical model).  Depending who you talk to (or read) there’s varying opinions on validity and helpfulness, but I personally enjoyed researching into it and believe it is a worthwhile thought exercise to examine at the very least.  When I was working in mental health I’d use some of its principles with a number of clients with pretty good reception.  It’s easy to identify the negatives in life, but forcing yourself to look at and identify the positives can be a transformative experience.... again not for everyone but if you enjoy it and get something from it that’s all that matters.  If you’re looking for types of behavioral therapy there is a lot out there as well (again, depending who you talk to they might give some varying opinions... that’s why psychology is an’soft science’) but if you want to do some research look into cognitive behavioral therapy, which looks at the relationship between mental thoughts and their relationship to one’s behaviors.  Within CBT there is some variance in exact approaches (Beck vs Meichenbaum vs Ellis) so if you look into it and it resonates you might be able to really start fine tuning your focus.  Once you find a counselor you’re comfortable with and build rapport with I’d highly recommend running such things by him/her though so ideally they can give you a more personal framework to work within using principles you can read up on.

I’m glad to hear you have an appointment scheduled soon and I trulu hope it can be the beginning of getting better (whatever that means for you) and making progress for your own well-being.  If I may stand on a soapbox for a moment, whatever your psychologist/psychiatrist determines in terms of diagnosis, don’t let that become a defining characteristic of who you are.  From my experience the less you can approach each day as ‘I am depressed/bipolar/whatever’ and more as you are (insert postive, or at least neutral, identifiers) the possible negative effects of having a diagnosis will be minimized.  I’m glad you have a great support system in your parents, that’s fantastic!  Keep your head up and find reasons, big or small, to avoid isolating yourself and staying in.  I’ve got my fingers crossed for ya, keep kicking ass and taking names during your journey to better yourself!

Comment 25 Feb 2019

I was living in Chicago at the time of making my account.... I occasionally think about getting another account to more accurately reflect my current residence but for not I'll still rep the Chi.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Get better holistically, your physical, mental, social, and spiritual (whatever that means for you) all plays a role.  Congrats on making the move to address your anxiety/depression, best of luck and keep hanging in there.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

I worked as a mental health counselor for 5 years and I can tell you, so many people have a similar battle to what you have.  That isn't to say your situation is unique or downplay it one iota, but instead it's to point out that you are not alone and that if others can live with, beat, cope with, conquer (however is best for you to view it).  In my professional life I've met people who are doctor's, lawyers, business owners, etc etc who live with anxiety and depression, it does not define you and does not have to limit you.  My suggestion would be talk to someone... more people than you might imagine treat their depression through medicine, counseling, developing healthy habits and coping mechanisms, and most frequently some combination of such things.  On a personal note my fiancee lives with depression/anxiety and it is something not to be taken lightly, but it is important to take steps like you just did.  Opening up (even if it's with your online community) is a good step to start bettering yourself and that is to be commended.  If you have some questions or anything let me know, you got this.

Comment 11 Feb 2019

Actually Price is Right is usually what's on a lot... that or a bunch of novelas (being that I'm in SoCal these days)..... and usually with the average age hearing is an issue so volume is TURNED ALL THE WAY UPPPPPPP :-)  

Comment 11 Feb 2019

Meh, I'm not totally wild about the move just from from the smell test, but I also firmly believe Day has a better pulse on what's best for the team and program than I do.  Additionally, at that level everyone is a professional and, come team activities, I'm certain Mattison will be all in for Ohio State.  Considering he is towards the end of his career I'm hoping he is able to mentor the younger defensive coaches before moving on, whether that's to somewhere else or retirement... hopefully following a successful stint in Columbus.