Emo Dojo™ Presents: John Emotions
Emo Dojo™ Presents: John Emotions

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These gifts may help you/ From suffering holidays/ Alone with your thoughts

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These gifts may help you/

From suffering holidays/

Alone with your thoughts

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I welcome back to Gemodo, Jo forDecember third Thursday, I'm johnny motions thanks for joining me. I had pretty crappy day, but I'm just goingto do the opposite. Gong, the opposite, thistime, fuck it it was such a bad day that yeah all I can do is try to find abright side, so found a cool article here. You know when you see these giftsfor people lists well, this one's for anyone struggling with their mentalhealth this year and really who's not. This is over on Huffington Post. If youwant to check it out, I always like to look through these andsee if they're, accurate or just a bunch of bullshit- and this list turnedout to be pretty good. That's why I'm sharing it. So, let's get to it. Thefirst thing they have on the list here is a light therapy lamp.

I don't know if anybody thinks thatthis is some kind of bullshit therapy, but this is for real, totally provenlongtime history of scientific data backing up the power of sunlight. So ifyou live in a dark climate or somewhere, where it's cloudy all the time place like Alaska or just you know,northern hemisphere were the days, get Su or short anything like that they yeah they gotthem all over the place that, like from about thirty two, I don't know ahundred D. Fifty Bucks, if you get a really big one, they are super bright and they work for me, I like it a lot.I have a little one 's, maybe ten inches square at it for several years, never had to replace the bulb and juststick it wherever turn it on and IABOUT. It seems to take a couple seconds toget to the full actual temperature of the sun. I mean not heat temperature,but color temperature light comes in...

...temperatures from like orange to blueand the sun is in the blue range, really high temperature. So the key with the light therapy lampthey work so well that you actually have to follow the directions which istypically add suntier day during a dark end today. So if the day is dark, addson from like eleven am to two pm: Youre good, don't add, son after fourfive or definitely l turn it on at nighttime when you're supposed to begetting ready to go to bed, because it will fuck up your socadian rhythms soanyway, gife number ones pretty cool like therapy lamp, if you or anybodyyou know, is feeling kind of down, definitely worth check it out. The next one up is a talk space GiftCard Hm. We read it: Oh digital therapy, soif this is like telotherapy, where you get to talk to a real human throughvideo, that's cool. I dig that idea based on my experience. The onlydownside to a gift like this is the...

...issue of continuity of care. So if youalready see it therapist getting that data transferred over to this new talktherapy gift card therapist and your meds and the history of your, I meanyour records all that stuff to a talk therapy therapist seems daunting and if it's only a gift of therapy cardfor a month like what's the point like they're, just going to kind ofinterrupt your therapis. So there's the issue of continuity of CARE is all I'msaying so, if you're going to give somebody a thing like a tolk space giftcard, unless they're going through something, that's, I guess moretemporary than other things grief or something possibly I don't know, grieflasts a long time too, but basically don't just give them a temporary giftcard and then leave them hanging like give them a years worth or don'tinterrupt their other therapy at all. That's my thought. Next gift on thelist, a highly recommended SELFHELPBOOK...

HM yeah, I love books. I have a publicbook list on my Amazon Account, so anybody knows me they check out mypublic book list and buy me books. Love Books. Are you sully? Read NonfictionI'll, read fixion once in a while. If I find something really kind of cool,scifire, Tis, still big future. That kind of thing I don't know it seemslike it would be hard to buy a selfhelp book for another person because youdon't know what they want to help themselves with, but anyway it's worthof shot. If you've read something and you like it, that's a great start,because at least you have a basis for which to recommend the book, and ifyour friend reads it to, then you can share and have like a mini book clubthis next one's kind of odd. But I think I like it number four- is anaffirmation card, Dick, it's just like a deck of cards. With theseaffirmations like I am grateful, I realized that what is right about mylife n, like that kind of thing kind of weird, but I am a tacdal person I liketo have something o fiddle with with my...

...hands yeah. I could dig this. I don'tknow Wat, like fifteen bucks for affirmation, car deck seems like areasonable price for a gift because you're not going to throw them away orlose them really like it's a deck of card. I stays around forever, but theseyou can leave in the bathroom while you're sitting on the toilet and just read through some affirmations, getbored to work. Looking for a pan or something slide open that drawer. Ohthere's a car, let me flick through a couple: There's some affirmations allright, I'm not opposed to that cute number. Five's, boring nonslip, YogaMat and if you give this to the wrong person, you're sending the wrongmessage anyway, you fat, you should exercise. What areyou trying to say? Number six is a calm membership, so calm is a APP that people use formindfulness. My issue with this is you should just own things and not rentthem...

...and I believe, with calm. It's a renterms model. You can't usecalmand you just you just renter you, never a byer you'll, never own calmyou'll be renting it forever. I do not like that about software, soI'm going to go thumbs down on number six, a calm membership. If you want tocheck out colm the APP go forrd, it's got a free trial, I'm sure seven fits into the book category again in Uplifting Poetry Book as opposed to what Edgrallampo I don't know. What's uplifting, you isprobably different than what's uplifting to me. So if you know yourfriends and know what's uplifting to them, that's a cool idea, poetry S,always fascinating! Because the longer you look at good poetry, the deeper itgets. The next gift idea for anyonestruggling with their mental health this year is a high quality journal.

I got a bullet journal. I like it, not because I use it in any particularformat. I Like Tho doodle a lot in my journals and it's more fun to doodle ona bullet grid pattern than on just lines. Yeah I dig it. I mean what? How could ajournal be? A bad gift? I mean, maybe if they got too many, but get towriting so writes, write some ore fill them journals up. Number Nines Wild I've had one of thesebefore a waited blanket. The one I got, I think, was a little too heavy, whichis saying something because I'm a pretty big dude Itas just too much, butit was neat, although I guess I'd like to try in a cold climate really becauseI tried it in San Francisco and it never really got cold there incombination with, with the blanket being a little too heavy yeah. I justmade me hot too hot and they're weighted blankets. They don they're,not good for snuggling, like you, can pile a down blanket up off to you offto one side. You know and kind of...

...snuggle up on it, but with the weightedblanket it's like individual pockets of beans, beam bag, type things or littleglass, beads or something check it out, though, because I know like waitedblankets or the idea of a waited blanket works for animals. There's athing called a thundershirt for dogs and cats to kind of calm them during fireworks, andthings like that. So there is some science behind putting pressure on thewhole system. The whole trunk chest and whatnot makes feel like you're beinghugged like a baggy Ba, so waited blanket. You gotto be careful,though, because they're waited and they're super heavy. You like the wholebox might be fifty pounds, so it's going to cost you something to ship aswell number ten fun bath accessories, yeah sure. Why not do you take a bath?I do fhowers baths, whatever usually throwing a bunch of EPS andsalt because they say that's a good way...

...to absorb magnesium into your systemand magnesium is good for mentally ill people's brains, so epson salt bath is cool and theaccessory. They show here, look like some little volcano bath bombs, prettycool number leven on the list of twelve gifts for anyone struggling with theirmental health this year, a delicious and Calming Tea Collection, I'm down with tea. I just got a HMM.How would I describe it? Well, 'Ta Teapot. I got a teapot on Amazon, butit's for loose leaf tea. So it's got this metal cylinder that goes down themiddle, which is got super fine holes in it. Basically a screen and you canthrow any kind of crap. You want go, get some some dirt and some scrub fromthe outside and throw it in there if you want, but now there's a brandcalled that Davidson tes on Amazon and they so big old bag of iorvadic t...

Chiti mate. Whatever you want super fresh super like Whoa, powerful,throw that in there wake you up so yeah super down with the idea ofsending somebody tea. In fact, the teapot is pretty cheap to. I think it'slike less than twenty five dollars. Oh, I like this one, a lot number. Twelve,a restaurant or delivery gift card who doesn't like fucking, fast food,delivered to your door, love it. So that was pretty quick and easy. HeyAi think, that's enough to count for fucking podcast episode, really so I'mkind of off the hook- and I really do need to get some rest, I'm coming apartat the seams doing my best to hold it together. So,let's RECAPP this list and I'm going to get out of here the list, twelve giftsfor anyone struggling with their mental health. This year light therapy lamptalk, space, Giftcard highly rendered a highly recommendedSELFHELPD book, an affirmation card,...

Dick, a nonslip Yoga Mat, a calm membership, an uplifting poetry book, a High Quality Journal awaited blanket fun, bath, accessories, a delicious and Calming Tea Collection and a restaurant or delivery gift guardset simple, Huh. Okay, I'm going to go, have my feelingsto myself and I will talk to you tomorrow, I'm not O' Asa, I'M NOT OTE SA! I'M NOT O. MY SI wile work im not of a SI bumyi.

My iand now back to the wall.

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