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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Why a Monster?

Why do we have a Monster truck? I have been asked this question so many times that I thought it was time to answer.  I have always liked monster trucks, and the way that they bring whole families to each event.  I love the way they transform grown men and women into little kids, screaming and yelling jumping up and down while their favorite driver races across cars, buses and  challenging driving courses.  I love watching the kids that are jumping up and down with crazy hats and monster gear.  It becomes an adventure while these giant trucks fly through the air, roll over, lose pieces of their bodies and still get up and keep going.  When it's all over the drivers emerge from the monster to the sound of thousands of people screaming their names.  The adreneline that goes through your body as you watch your favorite truck and driver fly through the air is amazing. 

It became clear to me that there was a wonderful opportunity for Break the Chain to become one of these giant super heros.  When that opportunity was presented to us I didn't even think about it for a minute.  Wow to have a Monster that we could actually have crush domestic violence, bullying, addiction, child abuse, and other social ills was an amazing thought.  After the collaboration of many businesses and fans we have finally been able to put this dream together.  We have been blessed by having this opportunity, and are going to make the most of it.  September is going to be a huge month for us.  We will have this Monster at the Sublimity Harvest Festival  the second week of September, and the Monster will do what we intended it to do. 

If you or your company would like to get on board with this grass roots effort, and Sponsor the Monster please email

Monday, May 9, 2011

Throwing out a Life Preserver

Looking out the window at yet another rainy and dreary day, I am reminded that this blustery, cold and damp feeling can also be how some of us are feeling. This can be a description of how many feel in this storm we call life. After contemplating the economic down turn, the price of gas and other commodities rising, job loss, relationship issues and addictions, it is easy to get swept up in the storm. But.... do we notice others that are no longer treading water and are actually slipping into the dark abyss? Unable to hold their heads above water they simply sink out of view. It is important to pay attention to the signs of people around us to help them avoid a choice that may not be able to be undone. I am talking about suicide.

Below I have included the warning signs of suicide from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

What Are The Warning Signs For Suicide?

Seek help as soon as possible by contacting a mental health professional or by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK if you or someone you know exhibits any of the following signs:
  • Threatening to hurt or kill oneself or talking about wanting to hurt or kill oneself
  • Looking for ways to kill oneself by seeking access to firearms, available pills, or other means
  • Talking or writing about death, dying, or suicide when these actions are out of the ordinary for the person
  • Feeling hopeless
  • Feeling rage or uncontrolled anger or seeking revenge
  • Acting reckless or engaging in risky activities - seemingly without thinking
  • Feeling trapped - like there's no way out
  • Increasing alcohol or drug use
  • Withdrawing from friends, family, and society
  • Feeling anxious, agitated, or unable to sleep or sleeping all the time
  • Experiencing dramatic mood changes
  • Seeing no reason for living or having no sense of purpose in life

For more resources regarding the prevention of suicide please click on the link.