About 9 years ago (!) WKNY in Kingston, NY had me on as a guest, speaking with Jody McTague.
Jody was wonderful!
The experience of being on the radio was almost surreal but also gratifying.
At the time, I thought I was finally “making it” as I tried my damnedest to turn my experiences into a business that helped others get out of the bipolar hell I’d once endured.
I didn’t “make it” very far but the interview should still be a huge help to many
In restarting this portion of my sharing, it became necessary to review these old interviews.
I needed to get some facts straight before I began re-presenting them to you.
I’ve had some ups and downs with presenting my material and interacting with those with whom it resonated.
This caused a sea change in what my target goals were.
I walked away from direct bipolar talk many years ago.
I did so because the business I was constructing had some built in flaws that only became apparent with the passage of time.
I had more to learn too
There is much to share about this part of my journey but it is best shared within my Outsiders Journey Podcast, instead of here.
If you’re struggling with either of those two things, I think you’ll find this interview to be an eye opener.
It’s really a large portion of my origin story.
The overall flavor of it should give you a clear indication of whether or not you’d like to listen to me any further.
Of course, I hope you hang around, but only if we fit.
Let me know how your listening turned out for you!
- Family Network Chiropractic in Kingston, NY: The only providers of NSA Chiropractic in the Mid-Hudson Valley
- I wasn’t very nervous but I used to struggle with a type of anxiety based tightness of breath during meetings and interviews. You might hear it in the recording.
- I only realized after my recent review of this material, that Jody was sort of seeking understanding and maybe a bit of closure to something related to the younger folks in her life
- I feel (and this is something I’ve run into many times) that her ideal image of a Marine was somewhat destroyed in meeting me
- “Handcuffs have been like personal jewelry to me” (A particularly poignant and darkly humorous truthful quote from me in the interview)
- At my worst, my parents were afraid of me and my mom said I sometimes looked “sinister”
- If my works helps you at all, you owe a bit of gratitude to my family. They pressed me for years to share what I’d learned and I finally agreed that maybe I should
- My system: If you hit bottom, as I once did, and think you’re all out of options, you’re not!
- My system: you’ll find it applicable to more bottoms than just the ones I sank to