Posts by Ian Bryan

Mental health and the element of self

Mental health is a real issue – but its not what we think. Whole generations are running on faulty software that says 1 – The meaning of life is to “be happy”. 2 – “happy” requires knowing and expressing your “identity”. 3 – “healthy identity expression” requires “safe” people, spaces and experiences 4 – Apply…

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Courage at the C-level

Recently returned from camping atop WorldChanging Mountain with a small group of career executives. Most of us have known each other for 15+ years, “growing up” in the tech sector together. We drank coffee with the bugs and talked around the fire past sunrise – the conversation summarized as… Exec 1: “I want out. I…

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Bolivar Asylum Visit

Heading back to WNC from Memphis, my daughter and I paid a visit to the creepy Bolivar asylum ruins. The sign was real. There were cameras everywhere and we had less than 5 minutes before leaving to avoid approaching security. I learned after visiting that my father once led a department here. My mother shared…

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Get off social media now

This is my kitchen, and the little booth area is where conversations take place. It’s heard the grief of loss, the fuss of marriage, the hum of homework and the laughter of meals shared. This space cultivates reasoning, original discourse and sincere connection. Those who visit my kitchen know me and can understand me. LinkedIn…

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