My name is Tyler Gobble (T-GOB).
I’m not much interested in labels to stick on myself these days. Prior ones, outdated & lapsed, include publishing poet, husband, psych patient, & shitty drummer for Shitty Band.
Right now, I'm most focused on what is happening through me: to manage my disorder, to reconnect to my spirit, & to foster community.
I journal & do yoga every morning. I read a lot, mostly poems & non-fiction about mental health & spirituality these days. I meditate daily, using Sam Harris's Waking Up app.
For many years, I have written poems, including my latest book, I ONCE WAS SOMEONE ELSE & OFTEN STILL AM. I am super stoked on that ol’ podcast of mine, which features a new series, OPPOSITES REFRACT, with my galpal Beth. I have also done some collaging as part of my therapeutic practice.
I recently restarted my blog about mental health, PROOF I'M ALIVE. In the fall, I am starting a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I have also begun publishing essays about my journey with mental health at places like DiscGolfer, BP Magazine, & The Mindful Word.
I am wild about disc golf (PDGA #55951) & I serve on the board for the Elwood Disc Golf Enthusiasts & participate in club activities with the Anderson Disc Golf Club. I am also a member of the Buddhist Sangha, Friends of Awakening.
I live on the edge of our family’s farm in Elwood, Indiana with the dog, Ginny Bug, & the cat, Melba.
If you ever need a conversation partner, for whatever reason, please reach out below.
“We're fascinated by the words--but where we meet is in the silence behind them.”
-- Ram Dass
-- Ram Dass