The “War” on Drugs (Rant and Reflection)

Everything concerning drugs: medical and recreational is messed up. Everyone wants to fight the war on drugs and stop the distribution, we have our DARE programs and commercials.

 

None of this is working obviously …and that is because we don’t address the actual issue.

 

The issue starts in mind, we don’t address mental health while talking about drugs.

 

Mental illness plays a critical role that leads to drug addiction.

 

From my experiences with taking medication for mental illness,

 

The medication isn’t that great.

 

I only took the medication when I wanted too, and when I felt great, I stopped taking it.

 

I am not the only person who struggles with taking medication consistently and honestly it does not make sense to put people who struggle with inconsistency in the first place to take medication.

 

Not only is taking the medication for mental health is negative but also everything that happens after you receive your diagnosis which makes life a lot harder.

 

People view you as different.

 

Some loved ones will never understand

 

And Medicinal Industry sees you as a test subject rather than a human being.

 

The War on drugs is an excuse for not doing better in the mental health field as well as incriminate African Americans.

 

If the United States really wanted to fight the War on Drugs than a good start would be at the root…mental illness.

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Being More Conscious

Our minds are clouded by money and other stresses, or you see other people living the life you want to live. It is hard especially when you look at other people with financial freedom, locational freedom and just freedom in general…then there is you….struggling to find or maintain a job, you have dreams that sometimes feel hard to obtain, bills and debt.

It seems like when can you ever catch a break?

Everything else but the right thing is on our mind, so we need to shift focus. I’m not saying quit your day job or anything like that. All I am saying is put your relationship with God before anything. It’s hard for me too. Lately, I’ve been feeling so much pressure around me to start something. I have so many projects that are hard to finish because I acted out of stress. I don’t even enjoy working on my projects anymore. The pressure has been useful in some ways because I have been more productive, but I am doing this because I want what others have. There isn’t anything wrong with being productive but be conscious of why you are productive. Don’t just copy others, be you. Be authentic. Stop trying so hard and stop stressing out over stuff that doesn’t even really matter. It is all temporary. Wait on God and put your spiritual health/ mental health first, everything that is supposed to come will come. Here is how you will do it:

“Cooperating with the will of God and not chasing Dreams”- Tim Storey

Servitude, Holiness and Seeking first the kingdom of God actively instead of chasing after things of this Earth

Go to therapy if you need to

Get your mental health together.

If you don’t have time for anything or you, don’t have the money to do the things that will help you live your best life (such as therapy or even enjoy life) then think of downsizing or pick up a side hustle.

Put your spiritual health and yourself first…everything else will fall in line.

Fleeting Thoughts and Struggling Commitments

Fleeting thoughts or I should say random good ideas that I make on the fly are kind of like a vice to me. It feels right for the moment, but it’s temporary. I can’t seem to stick to one idea and finish (which I talked about in scaling back). Some of my thoughts have to take a back seat because of circumstances. It is very frustrating. I haven’t been able to write as often because of my emotions, or I am too busy trying to chase after something else.

Because I don’t have any obligations and I am not in a romantic relationship I thought that I would try and go back to Australia. That was one of my life’s goals. I have been looking for a job and attempting to save some money but again life’s circumstances happen, and then I pretty much have to wait.

I wanted to finish The Chronicles of Phoenix, but I became depressed and frustrated that I couldn’t even work on it anymore, I stopped writing on my blog for a while as well.

Most of the time I feel like I have to do something. I have to start a business, go back to University, just something.

What I didn’t realize is that I am not grounded in anything.

I haven’t laid a foundation for myself. I am struggling with some things internally that keep me away from pursuing things that I want. I do want to go to Australia, but I feel as if it hard to accomplish that goal. I want to finish my stories, but again it is hard to achieve that goal.

I say that the problem is life circumstances but what if it is me?

I want to change this narrative.

I am almost finished with one of my favorite self-help books which are, Healing your past and Releasing your future, this book was very eye-opening and inspirational, but now I think instead of just using self-help books I want to do a therapy plan.

I usually do not like counseling, but I think it is time to go. Lately, I have wished I had someone to talk to about my problems, and I want to heal. I felt like I was working through my problems, but then so many things had happened, and I went back a step.
I feel lost and confused. I want clarity. So here is my plan of action:

Float Therapy:
Float Therapy works, I was thoroughly surprised by how I felt after Float therapy and I have been thinking about including it in a monthly regime. Float therapy is a great time to clear my mind and relax.

Counseling:
I have found a counselor who fits my needs, and I am excited about the process. I am glad that I can release some baggage that I have kept in or I have released in the wrong way.

Spirituality:
I want to have a deeper relationship with God. Lately, I have been conscious of how I act and what I say. I want to read more of the Bible and Pray more. I am upset when I don’t spend enough time with God. I have also been doing a new Bible Study in Romans.

Many of us have a lot of setbacks; it could be life’s circumstances or ourselves. But sometimes we need to have a change of perspective. Maybe you don’t know where your life is going and can’t make up your mind. I encourage you to take this journey with me to pursue serenity and creative freedom.

 

 

I posted on Medium

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to let you know that I had posted a blog post on Medium. I wanted to try something different.  Anywho, I have a lot of posts written, but I just need to read over them, and I will publish them.  For now, please enjoy and reflect on this piece that I have written thus far. I am sure that you’ll find it helpful.:)

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Something I wanted to Share with you

I have anxiety and major depression. One of the things I do to help me stay productive and energetic is bananas. Bananas are a natural stress reliever and it instantly gives you energy. I challenge all of you to try and eat a banana a day and let the stress go away. Here is an article for you to read about Bananas!

 

https://spoonuniversity.com/healthier/eating-two-bananas-the-natural-anxiety-reducer

Not Doing What I want

This year I decided that I was going to take me seriously. I began to blog and do my other projects but ever since I have been writing and focusing on projects I forgot an important component, love. What do I love to write about, what do I love to do. Me.

I had been researching about a Niche that I would like to write about and doing SEO research. I’ve dabbled in a lot of things which was fun but what about tending to what I love.

I searched for my solution by pausing and looking at the bigger picture. What can wait and what can change.

Since I want to make yet another change for my script I decided that writing a script can wait…or at least I can spend less time writing it. I want to finish it and I am going to finish it but right now it is time for me to focus on me.

Many things, stressors have been happening and I use being busy as an escape. My escape can only last for so long. So now I am going to take care or me.

The Anxiety Challenge:http://loveandmarriageblog.com/11-day-anxiety-challenge/

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Resources

Hi everyone,

To begin this blog post….the purpose of this blog is to encourage others and to have a dialogue of some of the challenges with walking in the Christian Faith and just life in general. It has always been in my heart to do something like this to help those who feel like they are stuck or just need some help. Later on, I do plan on doing blog posts on each featured resource.

 

  • Healing Your Past and Releasing Your Future by Catherine Cahill Fabiano and Frank P. Fabiano
    -I am currently reading this book but it makes me think a lot about past events or thoughts that I struggle to let go of. This book is one that you will have to read over and over again just because of the wealth of information. It integrates psychology and Christian ideology (the authors are Psychologists by the way) which is very interesting.                                                                               https://www.amazon.com/Healing-Your-Past-Releasing-Future/dp/0800796470

 

  • Skip The Stress/ Starting With God
    -The entire website is full of information that can help with taking the next step with Christ. It is a life-changing resource. I have recommended this to a lot of people and everyone has said that the website helped them tremendously. https://www.startingwithgod.com/skip-the-stress/

 

  • Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled by Norvel Hayes

-This book is a short and easy read. I read this book a long time ago and I plan on re-reading it. There are real-life experiences and key verses that uplifted me when I went through a lot of depressing moments in my life.

https://www.amazon.com/Let-Not-Your-Heart-Troubled/dp/0892746408

 

  • Discovering Who You Are and How God Sees You by H. Norman Wright

-This book is a guide to unveiling your identity in God’s eyes. The book is constructed like a workbook with thought-provoking topics. H. Norman Wright is also a psychologist with a Christian background.

https://www.amazon.com/Discovering-Who-Sees-Norman-Wright/dp/1628620501

 

  • 1st John in The Bible
    -Reading this book has helped me when taking my first steps towards building a relationship with Christ. I encourage that everyone reads 1st John thoroughly and retain that information. This book of the Bible should be read over and over again regardless of circumstance.                               https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+John+1&version=CEB