Do you remember Popeye? The scrapply cartoon sailor with kyphosis, poor speech, and frequent involvement in daunting situations with dubious people.

Popeye was generally mild mannered until the build up caused him to pop off.
His signature exclamation of “That’s all I can stands – I can’t stands no more!” revealed his tipping point.

Popeye Image

At that moment Popeye turned to spinach. One can gave him the strength needed to whip his issues straight.

I can relate to Popeye. (Not the spinach part – while I do find it mighty tasty and appreciate the vitamin content). I can relate to the ‘build up to fed up part’ and assert at some point and in some ways we all can.

Live long enough, and periods chocked full of challenges will come. Times when we get close to our ‘tipping point’ and while we may not turn to spinach – we turn to something…some action…or someone.

Stress begs for release and that call rarely goes unanswered.

A honest look at our habits, how we spend our time/money, and the things we take in (food, drink or other substances, people etc.) shows the means we take to get relief.

Some methods of relief  bring help and healing. Others bring harm.
What kind do you choose and use?

I’m in a Popeye period. God is holding me together.

The audio shares more including three actions that bring me release. I hope they are helpful to you.

Note: This was a video post, but time constraints, technical challenges, and disturbingly Bozoish hair led me to nix the visual part and share audio only.

Click below to listen.


When you are at near your tipping point, what do you do?

Look not only at what you know to do, but actions you take without thinking. Habits that rise up without notice.

While they bring temporary release in the long-term are they helpful or harmful?

What changes (if any) need to be made?

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