How My Hallucinations Help Shape My View Of The World

  In a previous blog, A Peek Into My Brain And The Gift I Call Upsight, I described how I see things through my brain’s new, multi-dimensional way of thinking. I explained that Upsight is a form of visual consciousness, a layered network of always moving, never static, images that are available to me any

A Peek Into My Brain And The Gift I Call Upsight

After losing my mind and eventually finding my way back, I found myself with some incredible new gifts. I call my brain’s new, multidimensional way of seeing things “Upsight,” and it has led to some extraordinary insights and accelerated solutions. I’m now combining my marketing know-how, my first-hand experiences with mental disorders, and my “out-of-your-mind

Upsight: A New Type Of Vision For Mental Health Marketing

  Before I lost my mind, I was a successful marketing executive, business owner, husband and father. I had it all and I lost it all. A cocaine addiction led to mental illness that eventually landed me in a psychiatric hospital and ultimately left me homeless. For two years I was “lost,” literally and figuratively.

I’m Banksy: My Art Is Math

My fascination with math started in January of 2013. My wife gave me a Barnes and Noble gift card for Christmas, and I used it to purchase The Joy of X: A guided tour of Math from one to infinity by Steven Strogatz. It was the perfect re-introduction to a subject that I hadn’t thought

Upsight: My Brain’s New Operating System

If you read my last post on mental health marketing, you may be saying to yourself, “So what? As a mental health marketer, why do I care? It’s great that you found your way back from addiction and mental illness, but plenty of other people are recovering addicts.” You may also have colleagues battling some

Is Upsight A Genetic Mutation?

Earlier this year I stumbled across a phenomenon known as the ganzfeld effect. From Wikipedia: The ganzfeld effect (from German for “complete field”) or perceptual deprivation is a phenomenon of perception caused by exposure to an unstructured, uniform stimulation field. The effect is the result of the brain amplifying neural noise in order to look

Mental Health Marketing: My Brand Is Madness

  One of the first things any good marketer does, if he’s lucky, is help his client define or refine their brand; that special something they do better than anyone else in the marketplace. In my 20 years of owning an ad agency, I did quite a lot of this, and I did it well.