Hi. My name is Carlos.

I’m a husband and proud father of two beautiful girls. We have a dog named Zen, a scaredy-cat named Princess Graham Crackers and Shadow Dragon (my betta fish). I’m a die hard dance dad who enjoys all genres of music, art, nature and making people laugh. I also enjoy helping others. 

So, why am I here?

I suffered from a mental breakdown after attending mandatory social responsibility training. I was also fired by the National Football League during treatment. Who doesn’t love a good NFL scandal? It’s been a life-changing event I’m here to settle and one I’ll talk more about in blog posts.

My rehabilitation involved professional help and participation in a men’s trauma program. While I still experience symptoms of PTSD, ADD, and Anxiety, I see value in people getting to know who I am and sharing more about these personal challenges.

I’m taking my experiences, good and bad, and adding a positive spin. Life is too short to be spent feeling angry, unhappy, resentful and depressed.

It’s not easy talking about myself and being vulnerable. However, a change of attitude enables productive use of the knowledge, tools and experience gained from my personal commitment to recovery. It also provides opportunity to pay it forward and help others facing challenging circumstances too sensitive or too difficult to share.

Here, at The Positive Spin, I initiate conversations about difficult subjects and bring light to the challenges facing mental illness. I also share fun and interesting topics, unique to my perspectives on life.

I hope you or someone you know finds my blog helpful. I encourage feedback, participation and connections. 

You provide strength.

We Are Stronger Together.

What a caterpillar calls the end, the world calls a butterfly.