Mental Health, Project, Python, Wellness Journey

Neural Network Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Project 3: Inner Demon, Outer Angel, & Inner Angel

**Please review the trigger warnings and disclaimers for this project or continue at your own risk. ** The first few posts on this project has outlined my personal struggle with mental illness that has led me down this path. It is by no means a requisite to read, and has largely been a therapeutic way… Continue reading Neural Network Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Project 3: Inner Demon, Outer Angel, & Inner Angel

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Neural Network Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Project 2: My Mental Health Story

**Please review the trigger warnings and disclaimers for this project or continue at your own risk. In this post I explain my mental health journey to give background on why I am doing this project, and also to just get it out of my system so I'm not longer carrying around all this information. Feel… Continue reading Neural Network Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Project 2: My Mental Health Story

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Instagram & Neural Network Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Project 1: The Premise

This project has been sitting in my blog drafts for over a year and a half at this point, and I figured with my holiday time off I'd finally complete the posts. The next several posts outline a project I completed where I train a neural network based on my depression journals to prove Cognitive… Continue reading Instagram & Neural Network Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Project 1: The Premise

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Making My Own Health App in Quickbase

A while back I had several posts discussing utilizing technology to overcome my depression. While all of that certainly helped, I eventually found myself overwhelmed with my original solutions (Monday.com application) and stopped using it. Don't get me wrong, it's a great concept, but doesn't offer enough customization to simplify like I would like. So… Continue reading Making My Own Health App in Quickbase

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Using Technology to Escape My Depression 6: Unreal Engine 4 Oculus Quest Development on my Linux (Ubuntu/Kubuntu 18.04) laptops

Last post I went into details of how I "side loaded" Oculus Quest games for free from my Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) gaming laptop, but this time I want to get into developing MY OWN VR content. In order to do this, I've found myself a great discussion board post on the Developer forum to follow… Continue reading Using Technology to Escape My Depression 6: Unreal Engine 4 Oculus Quest Development on my Linux (Ubuntu/Kubuntu 18.04) laptops

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Using Technology to Escape My Depression 5: Side Loading & Mirroring Oculus Quest Games from my Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) laptop (using ADB Link, SideQuest, & Vysor)

Last post I "side loaded" Oculus Quest games for free from my Windows 10 gaming desktop PC, but this time I want to side load this amazing game called Pavlov from my Ubuntu 18.04 laptop (that way I can side load while on the go!). In order to do this, I've found myself a great… Continue reading Using Technology to Escape My Depression 5: Side Loading & Mirroring Oculus Quest Games from my Linux (Ubuntu 18.04) laptop (using ADB Link, SideQuest, & Vysor)

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Using Technology to Escape My Depression 4: Oculus Quest FITNESS GAMES ARE AMAZING!!!

About a week ago I bought a VR headset to inspire me to be more physically healthy by running a workout program called HoloFit that interfaced with my rowing machine. I also downloaded some games to try, and mentioned I'd give an update in the future when I had a chance to try them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py_eg6DZsEQ&feature=emb_logo… Continue reading Using Technology to Escape My Depression 4: Oculus Quest FITNESS GAMES ARE AMAZING!!!

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Using Technology to Escape My Depression 3: Revamping Workouts with VR (Oculus Quest & HOLOFIT)

Now that I've gotten myself organized with to-do lists and goals, I can finally focus on the physical health part without worrying about dropping the ball on literally everything else in my life. This is basically my life, only instead of being overwhelmed by pancakes I'm overwhelmed by financial, mental, physical, work, and social obligations.… Continue reading Using Technology to Escape My Depression 3: Revamping Workouts with VR (Oculus Quest & HOLOFIT)

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Using Technology to Escape My Depression 2: The Need for New Tools

Last time I explained a little about my mental health journey, so this time I am going to skip right to the fun part: the technology! Still regret not re-enacting this scene on my wedding day In order to make sustainable lifestyle changes, I'll need the right tools and systems in place to make keeping… Continue reading Using Technology to Escape My Depression 2: The Need for New Tools

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Using Technology to Escape My Depression 1: The Context

Depression got the best of me for a few days this week, so I used my trusty Facebook vaguebooking skills to post statuses asking for help. My friends and family sent messages to remind me I am cared for, and that helped me get through my latest bout that got so bad my brain felt… Continue reading Using Technology to Escape My Depression 1: The Context