38: Making Mistakes

This week, I talk about my long history of mistakes, mostly with people, and how I have learned from them to work on future relationships. The short and sweet lesson is, learn from your mistakes, even if that's as cliché as cliché 's come.

37: Emotional Outlets

Sorry for this episode being a few days late. I just moved into a new place and didn't have internet until today. For this episode, I talk about how I discovered my emotional outlets, along with how important they have become in helping me truly discover who I am.

36: Complacency

Life is a real jerk. It'll kick you, then spit on you, then kick you again, then steal yo girl and skip away while laughing like a toddler who just saw a cartoon cat get outsmarted by a mouse. It's easy to let life get you down so that you lose ambition and become complacent …

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35: Balancing Work and Play

Figuring out how to exist as a barely functioning adult in society is as hard as anything you'll ever deal with in your life. Trying to figure out how to do it effectively is even harder. And trying to figure out how to do it, and have a good work/play/family/friend/hobby/exercise balance is like defusing a …

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33: Doing Things For Yourself

In this episode, I talk about how I feel with changing Acceptable Madness a little bit, the growth that I've had over the past year, and how important it is to make yourself happy before you try to conquer the world. Scott McAcceptedMadness Episode 33: Doing Things For Yourself

32: Creativity

This week, I crack my voice through an episode about creativity and how it makes me a happier person. Being creative helps me clear my mind when I'm thinking of some of the most terrible thoughts that a person could possibly have and doubles as a way to see achievement and improvement in your everyday …

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Truck Stop

The air wedge slid silently into the space between the truck door and the window weather stripping. Jonas pumped up the wedge just enough to fit a five-foot bendable rod through the narrow opening and into the cabin of the semi. With some finesse, the hook at the end of the rod grabbed the truck’s …

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30: Prescription Drugs feat. Danny

This week, I had my friend Danny on and we talked about his use with Lexapro and anti-depressants and how they have affected him. We also dive into some conversations about the world and how mental illness has helped to shape our views of life and death.

The American Dream

Photo by Aaron Schwartz on Pexels.com A steady job, kids and happiness, that’s what everyone wants when the become an adult. As a kid, they watch their parents struggle through the daily grind, unaware of the difficulties that they faced, knowing that when they got older, they’d have the privilege of facing the same struggles …

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28: BetterHelp feat. Haesue Jo

This week, I talked with Haesue Jo, a Clinical Support Lead from BetterHelp, the popular online therapy platform. We talked about how she got into therapy, what her favorite thing about helping people is and how BetterHelp is transforming the therapy industry.Scott McOnlineTherapy episode-28-betterhelp-w-naesue-jo_mixdown

25: Perception of Mental Illness

The best way to raise awareness about mental illness is by talking about it, but that doesn't mean anyone needs to be treated differently. It's more about education than it is a change in action and opinion. Scott McCognizance

22: Compliments

Compliments are weird. They make the giver feel vulnerable and they can potentially make the receiver feel the same way, but that doesn't mean they're all bad. This week I talk about the importance of compliments and why it doesn't hurt to give more.

Wading Through the River Styx

My Achilles Heel is my love of writing, but my fear of rejection. Scott McMythology The cold stream covers my feet and ankles flows slowly, like sap from the tree. Each step forward is not one that I take due to my own accord, but rather the sands of time driving my wet, naked feet …

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21: Please and Thank You

I know that this is one of those topics where most people will think "why does this matter," or "is Scott losing his mind? I learned this in the first grade." Just hear me out and see why I think that saying please and thank you is more important when you're an adult than it …

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Dinner Party

This piece is graphic. It is entirely a work of fiction and does not reflect my view of the world. There is crime, racial terminology and other undesirable viewpoints that were used to reflect the era that this work took place in. It is not meant to offend anyone, so do not read it unless …

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19: Social Media

Oh social media, when will I ever understand you? This week I talk about why I don't post super often, and what kind of brand I want Acceptable Madness, and myself, to become. - Scott McFacebook