Being Human Blog

Scott is a Mindfulness Practitioner, Coach and Mentor. Through his lived experience with mental health challenges, he has witnessed what is truly possible in recovery, healing and living authentically. 

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Rumination and Unanswered Questions mental health mindfulness personal story Jan 08, 2022

A good friend of mine came over yesterday...wait, that sounds so much like a journal entry I would write as a kid:

"My best friend came over. We had fun and played basketball outside. I got tired so we drank some juice."

I can't lie, the last few days were tough and even today. With the bad sleep...

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Why I Bought an iPod in 2022 music personal story Jan 06, 2022

I think about how we may have gone past the sweet spot in certain technological advances. I know, I know...

"But Scott, what would I do without my fleshlight!?"

"But Scott, I can count my steps now and if I dont' reach 10,000 in a day I get to hate myself"

"But Scott, the PS5 is amazing, even...

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Why is Sleep So Important? mental health personal story Jan 05, 2022

I always thought my low moods back in the day were caused by drinking the night before. Now although that had a huge impact, the lack of a good sleep also completely ruined my mood on the post drinking days. 

Since I no longer drink, I thought those hangover days would be over but NOOOOOO!...

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Anxiety is Just a Longer Word for "Fear" advice anxiety mental health Jan 04, 2022

People weigh risk all of the time but I think we forgot to do that with a sense of logic when it comes to the pandemic. 

Ontario just closed schools until January 21st, 2022. This means that I won a lot of bets, but the win is bitter sweet. 

Imagine the stress and psychological toll...

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But. . .that's all life is? advice random thoughts Jan 03, 2022

How does a day just flash by in an instant? Why do some days drag on while others move so fast? Why does our perception of time change depending on what we're doing and how we're feeling?

Too many questions, not enough time to answer

Today was fairly basic. It was just one of those days where...

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How to Actually Live Life to the Fullest advice mindfulness Jan 02, 2022

A topic like this should take 30 pages or 30 seconds. I'll try the 30 second option because the snow is falling softly which will make a beautiful walk to church. 

Theres part of me that needs to make sure I'm living the best possible life and making the most out of it. I need to experience...

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The Best Way to Stay Humble mental health personal story Dec 30, 2021

I found myself on my knees at 8am in the bathroom, squatting over a cardboard container, taking a shit in it. I then was on my knees, digging through my own feces with a little spoon to then put into containers to then ship the GI Map lab to get an entire look at my microbiome. 

Did you...

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Writing a Blog Post Everyday, Slowly... mindfulness Dec 29, 2021

Goals, yay!

No, no, writing a blog post everyday has nothing to do with setting a goal and being a New Years Resolution dink. 

As I mentioned in previous posts, I just love writing and typing so why not see what arises through the writing process?

I've been going to yoga almost every evening...

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How to Be an Awesome Mental Health Speaker advice mental health personal story Dec 28, 2021

My first real speech was in grade 6 and oh man, I was nervous. I chose the topic of "Black Holes" lmfaoooo. I know, an 11 year old talking about something astrophysicists barely understand but damnit, I was going to try!

I had no idea how to talk to an audience and even in high school, my knees...

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What Are We Supposed to Remember? mental health mindfulness personal story Dec 27, 2021

I went to the University of Waterloo from 2008 - 2013. In this stretch of time, there were too many experiences to write down in this blog but also too many to even remember. 

Today I met a really good friend of mine I lived with through that period of time as he was visiting from...

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"That's the wisdom of trees" meditation mindfulness personal story Dec 22, 2021

My spiritual guide and teacher were on our weekly call yesterday. I hope one day you get to meet her, perhaps on a group call with members or as a podcast guest. As we went through my focusing practice, I entered what felt to be one of the most wholesome meditative states I've ever...

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Be at Ease In "The Baroque Era" advice anxiety Dec 18, 2021

Handel, Bach or Vivaldi? I know you've heard of one of those guys in white wigs. 

Travel back to around the time of 1600-1750 and you'll find a kind of sound that lets you float away just for a little while when the world is too heavy. When our minds become too active and we need distance...

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