My #introduction toot!
I'm Andy and I'm the admin of mentalhealth.social.
My interests are covered in my profile. On #mentalhealth I've briefly known the Black Dog in the past and work hard to keep him on a leash. My wife lives with #BPD bundled with #anxiety and #depression (though has a grip on all of them) and her illnesses are one of the things that drive me to be so passionate about #MH support and care. Which is why I set up this Masto instance; a safe place to socialise and chat. 👍
Hm. I need a gentle day today. #selfcare
@ideasmithy Mindfulness is helpful is keeping you grounded in the now. Which in turn prevents the pendulum of thoughts from swinging too widely and erratically. The whole idea of healthy mental process is not about avoiding negative emotions (we need them) but to prevent those emotions from becoming dysfunctional for us. So anxiety prepares you for challenge but shouldn’t overwhelm you. Anger keeps you pointed in the moral north but should become destructive. Mindfulness helps that! Makes sense?
How boomers saw gen-x (in 1990): okay whiny I can concede, but penny loafers? https://rolfpotts.com/time-twentysomething-1990/
Any Java devs that can point me at best practices for global constants? I've a Spring app I've inherited, have to compare some values at runtime against magic strings (customer codes) for some conditional logic, but don't want to embed them deep in the API.
(I'm not a Java developer by trade and haven't really touched it in 20 years.)
I did it! The official PDF version of the GUTS+ Rule Book is now released and available to purchase for $4.99!
I also made a post about what makes it special since the rules are already available on the website for free:
I think it turned out great! If you end up buying it, please let me know what you think, too!
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My vulns are up, probably because I slept like shit and @Jo isn't well. I hate feeling like this, as I get pissed off at everything. Trying my best to say that's okay and connect with myself, at least where the focus of my ire is legitimate. Still... 🙁
I'm going to game for a bit and then clean and cook. That might help.
PS: emotional self, I love you and I like that you're here now, but please stop suggesting things that I know are bad courses of action, thanks.
Dev. AppSec/InfoSec guy. Writer. Hubs. Dad. Punk of Many Colours. Mental Health First Aider & Advocate. Middle-aged Northern Brit. Sweary. Simplifying life.
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