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Sanity is a Full-Time Job Video Blog: introducing the new inspiring series from Craig Lewis

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During the past five years, American Punk Rocker, “Crusty” Craig Lewis, has been healing from a traumatic brain injury caused by pharmaceutical medications, he was disowned by his family for speaking about childhood abuse and he was disinherited by his working community in the United States after he reported sexual and ethical violations in the workplace. He then spent 15 months homeless, mostly in Europe, and while there he gave over 50 professional mental health training and community empowerment events in well over one dozen countries.

Currently, Craig has just celebrated his one year anniversary of living in Mexico, where he arrived with nothing but a backpack and the clothes on his body, and without speaking the language. Craig has published two books (one of which is currently available in 10 languages) and in the next few months he will be publishing three new books including a coping skills workbook based on what he has learned during the past 5 years, titled, β€œThe Craig Lewis Guide to Surviving the Impossible”. Craig lives his life with Viktor Frankl and other brilliant spirits whispering in his ear, and this has resulted in his happiness.

Today, we’re kicking off a special series of 10 videos, documenting Craig’s journey, featuring interviews with various personas met around the globe and his way to inspiring personal transformation. See the introductory video and the first instalment below!

To explore more of Craig’s stories, see our 2017 interview with Craig at this location. Follow Craig via his official website HERE.

π‘ƒπ‘Žπ‘Ÿπ‘‘ 𝑂𝑛𝑒: π‘€π‘Žπ‘₯ π‘“π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘š π‘ƒπ‘œπ‘™π‘‘π‘Žπ‘£π‘Ž π‘ˆπ‘˜π‘Ÿπ‘Žπ‘–π‘›π‘’ 𝑒π‘₯π‘π‘™π‘Žπ‘–π‘›π‘–π‘›π‘” π‘‘β„Žπ‘’ π‘‘π‘–π‘“π‘“π‘’π‘Ÿπ‘’π‘›π‘π‘’ 𝑏𝑒𝑑𝑀𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 π‘Ž π‘€π‘Žπ‘›π‘–π‘Žπ‘ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π»π‘’π‘šπ‘Žπ‘›π‘–π‘Žπ‘:

I had the distinct privilege to visit Ukraine in 2018. I was invited to give a presentation at the Kharkiv Hardcore Festival. It was a magical and special experience that I’ll cherish forever.

The second day of the festival I met this guy named Max who was wearing a bathrobe.

At some point he changed into his flight jacket and jeans, and he had a little bit to drink, which is obvious; and he told me after hearing me speak; well you can watch the video and hear for yourself.

πΉπ‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘šπ‘’ π‘‘π‘œ β„Žπ‘Žπ‘£π‘’ π‘ π‘œπ‘šπ‘’π‘œπ‘›π‘’ π‘™π‘–π‘˜π‘’ π‘€π‘Žπ‘₯ π‘“π‘Ÿπ‘œπ‘š π‘ƒπ‘œπ‘™π‘‘π‘Žπ‘£π‘Ž, 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑙 π‘šπ‘’ π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ 𝐼’π‘š π‘Ž π»π‘’π‘šπ‘Žπ‘›π‘–π‘Žπ‘ π‘Žπ‘›π‘‘ π‘›π‘œπ‘‘ π‘Ž π‘€π‘Žπ‘›π‘–π‘Žπ‘; π‘‘β„Žπ‘Žπ‘‘ 𝑖𝑠 π‘ π‘œπ‘™π‘–π‘‘ π‘”π‘œπ‘™π‘‘ π‘“π‘œπ‘Ÿ π‘šπ‘¦ π‘ π‘π‘–π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘‘π‘’π‘Žπ‘™ 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 π‘‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘˜.

Ukraine is a place that I will return to again and again.

Karol KamiΕ„ski

DIY rock music enthusiast and web-zine publisher from Warsaw, Poland. Supporting DIY ethics, local artists and promoting hardcore punk, rock, post rock and alternative music of all kinds via IDIOTEQ online channels.
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