Elite athletes struggle under the pressure to succeed and be loved.

I love Simone Biles. I love Naomi Osaka. I love Michael Phelps. I love Tiger Woods.

I value their passion, focus, determination, work ethic, goals, and dreams.

I don’t care if they win. I don’t care if they lose.

They’re simply people doing their best to exist in this world…


Outlander — The Garrison Commander, S01, E06 — As a Brit, I am superior to you Scots.
Outlander — The Garrison Commander, S01, E06

Thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, I’ve had the opportunity to watch many TV series and movies and one genre I very much enjoy is period pieces. I love to think about times past and how people lived especially in the day-to-day. …


In the US, we like to think “we are better than this” yet our behaviors are still very destructive.
Or, this is EXACTLY who we are.

Your words matter.

I’ve been hearing this phrase, “We’re better than this.” a lot lately and especially after catastrophic events such as murder, mass murder, acts of racism and prejudice, social injustice, even a child who gets a low grade on a test, and a lot more.

Here’s my issue…


I believe…

The biggest reason why there is so much stigma around mental health (e.g., addiction, depression, eating disorders, etc.) is because the way we’re thinking about the issue is fundamentally incorrect. For centuries we have believed that a person has complete control over their actions and behaviors and if…


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There’s a huge US movement to get kids back in school because their mental health, among other areas, are suffering catastrophically; specifically, depression and anxiety are out-of-control.

Are kids and students all of a sudden going crazy?

If depression and anxiety were so genetically based then why have their rates…


It goes, almost without saying, that I am deeply saddened by the insurrection on the US Capitol this week. Unfortunately, it represents AGAIN, another symptom of, what I believe to be, the fundamental ROOT problem in the US and beyond.

I believe that what’s behind the rioters actions is very…


Mass shootings continue to happen even after so many communities have said, “No more!” and offered thoughts and prayers. Now, the latest re-phrase people are asking is, “What’s going to change?”

My question…

Is humanity ready and able to change even if a solution was available?

You may be shaking…


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Several days ago I came across an uchiTopic, on a new social media app called Uchi, entitled “You Know You Are” and I proceeded to answer all 10 questions. A few examples include:

You Know You Are…

- Getting old when…

- Still young when…

- Tired when…

- Sick…


CBS News reported that 1 in 5 LGBTQ youth attempted #suicide within the last year (Source: The Trevor Project).

Does this mean #LGBTQ persons are more likely to have a “mental illness”?

Do we really believe there is a causal link between sexual preference and/or identity and an increase in…


“No, not again! I’m five minutes into my run and holy sh!t, I gotta sh!t! No, this isn’t something that can wait. No, I can’t hold it. Hell, I can’t even make it back to my house! It’s gonna happen NOW!”

How many of us athletes have experienced this, “Sh!t…

Kevin Strauss

Fan of the "rabbit hole"… how far will I go? KevinRStrauss.com - balanced wellness, emotional health, endurance sports & more

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