55: Getting to a Place That You Feel Comfortable

Living with mental illness makes everything harder and one of the primary aspects of life that it affects is your ability to take on new, unfamiliar challenges. This week, I talk about how I had a hard time branching out and tackling new experiences, and how, with time and lots of introspection, I was able …

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54: Making Friends Last Longer than Milk

As I reflect on monumental changes in my life, such as going to and then graduating college and changing jobs more times than I'd like to admit, it's easy to lose track of who matters to you. The people that you see everyday change, and maintaining contact is easy to forget, so how can you …

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53: Putting Yourself First

Saying no is hard, especially when the consequence of you saying that short word can negatively impact others, but it's an important lesson to learn. Not only are there people in the world that will capitalize on your kindness, but there are some things in the world that are meant to take advantage of those …

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52: The Scourge of Man

Technology is great... until it's not. It's been such a helpful and amazing tool, opening the world to communication that's never been seen before. The only downside is that, along with all of the good, it also does an impeccable job at making people feel worse about themselves. Let's talk about how it does that …

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51: Giving Yourself Purpose and Value

Finding a reason to keep pushing forward in life isn't always easy. Things are hard, people can be hard to deal with, and the weight of all of that on your shoulders can feel like too much. That's why this week, I talk about finding a reason to exist in everyday life, even when twists …

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50: 99 Perspectives and You Got ‘Em

This is the worst episode title of all time. Whatever. What's done is done. Don't hate me.When I was younger, I dismissed basically everyone with differing views from me. I didn't give people the time of day, and when one of the people that I did grow close to said or did something that I …

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49: You Can’t Help Everyone

Oh boy, one episode away from 50. That doesn't really mean much to me, but I guess it's something. In this almost impressive milestone of an episode, I talk through a few examples of me not being able to help people struggle through their issues because I was too busy with my own, and how …

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47: The One You Feed feat. Eric Zimmer

This week, I had the pleasure of talking to Eric Zimmer, host of the podcast "The One You Feed." We talked about his experience with addiction, addiction in general and then the conversation evolved into a nice talk about life, why we do what we do and how we can help people. Eric is a …

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46: How to End Depression

Do you want the bad news or the good news first? Well, the bad news is that I really don't see an end to depression. The good news is that I don't think that's necessarily bad news. Discovering purpose and figuring out what makes you feel the way that you do could help you combat …

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45: Sleeping with Wolves

Sleep is one of the few constants that can help you out when you're struggling with suicidal thoughts. It will give you energy to handle the world, make you less irritable, and even help you from getting sick. In this episode, I talk about how I've been struggling to get sleep and the ways that …

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44: The Anniversary of a Lifetime

After years of me putting up emotional barriers, subconsciously sabotaging our friendship and generally being terrible, I can officially say that my girlfriend Alex and I have just celebrated out two year anniversary! In this episode, I talk about how Alex and I have gotten to where we are, and how unsexy a story the …

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43: Whale Penises and Taking it Easy

The title says it all. What more do you want from me? Oh... you want a proper description. Fine. This week I talk about a feeling of existential dread and numbness that's been overtaking my life. It's not all depressing as there is whale penis talk, but it isn't the most upbeat episode. I just …

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42: How Can I Actually Help People?

In this episode, I ask existential questions about why I do what I do, how this podcast can help people and how I can reach more people outside of the podcast. People deal with too many mental health struggles alone and I want to help, but deciding if I'm the type of person to help …

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41: Humor

A lot of people use humor to cope with different situations, and because of that, some people have developed a range of darkness in their jokes. In this episode, I dive into why people might feel the way that they do when it comes to jokes, and reference prominent stand-up comedians and how they can …

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40: Current Events

Staying up to date on what's happening in the world is important, but so is your own mental health. This week, I talk about how sometimes being up to date can be put on the back burner for a little bit if you need to focus on yourself.Scott McCultured

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