Ring #6 Parade

Click the link below to see the whole album.

Ring #6 parade album

The link above gives a more in depth look at the energy from the parade on Boylston Street,Boston.

Every time the sound of an engine arose on the parade route everyone became excited with anticipation of the possibilities, that it was the first of many Duck Boats filled with the players, coaches, employees and their families.  celebrating another well earned championship for the Patriots.

It is great to get out there among the crowd, to capture the energy and joy as fans and as a community. What will next year hold for the team and for us? Well, with TB12 at the helm we have learned to never, ever count the New England Patriots out!

Photo enthusiast


How do we look at the world?


Do we look beyond what is right in front of us? Do we dig a bit deeper? Why? Why not?


I believe that your perception is built on experiences and circumstances that guide and shape you, the more you experience the more you grow. I know from experience that this helps overcome the pain. Whether you have a camera or your phone, keep shooting! Keep exploring, and keep moving forward. Your life is valuable, but it takes work to find out who you want to be and where you want to go!

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beard-21It takes 20 seconds of courage to take positive action in your life.

In this video on Facebook I speak about courage, click the link to listen in FB LIVE video

My goal daily is to help you see something in me that helps something click in you to battle for instead of against yourself.

I found hobbies, photography and fitness to help un clutter my mind and help my body heal as  well. Becoming plant based helped me to get the best out of myself from the healing power from the plants too. I guess you could say I got out of my own way and realized that just because somebody you love taught you something doesn’t mean they knew the best way in the first place, find out for yourself what’s best for you.

Here is my photography if you want to take a look Alan Scherer Photographer portfolio


One of my images will be among the 40 hanging on the walls of the Fitchburg Art Museum this February as part of the Igcentralmass exhibition in the community gallery space. Stop by today and see all they have to offer for art buffs and the local Central Mass community at large today. We are having an open to the public get together to celebrate the photo enthusiasts and their work Feb 16th from 2-4 #igcentralmassfamshow at this link you can rsvp. Thank you in advance for supporting local small businesses, artists and Central Mass. Here is my submission to the exhibition, it is available for sale.


Coggshall Park, Fitchburg Mass.

Photo motivation


Every time I click the shutter it is another piece of my time that get’s a chance to shine, a subject, the light surrounding it and the place I am standing, becoming one, forever frozen in time for all to dissect and take in as they continue down a path towards their own destination.

Embrace each other.

If we allow the moment to happen without one iota of control, real life truly happens. When you look around what do you see? What attracts your attention, what do you enjoy  looking at? It’s different things that trigger us. I am triggered by the emotional energy being shared in the crowd, the passion of the people sharing the moments unabated. The real story can be told in those moments, without any words or coaxing to guide them.


In any given situation we can work together to carry the heavy loads the world throws at us, better. If we just take a moment to pick our head up and look around. Each moment is an opportunity to create something beautiful through how you choose to act in it.

8 Years Strong.


A Self Portrait

Today is January 4, 2018.

Today, 8 years ago I took responsibility for my own LIFE.

8 years ago I made a decision that has forever reshaped my life.

January 4, 2010 around 10:35 am I asked myself if this was all I had to offer myself or the world around ME?

Thankfully I said NO! No way, there is so much more out there and inside of myself to be a part of.

If you want to see a bit deeper into me, check out a few links.


Fitchburg Sentinal article on my battle with Bipolar Disorder

Mclean Hospital Mental Health Campaign

In 2018 my goal is to slow down and enjoy every moment a little deeper.


This pic was taken on January 10th, 2010 just after my epiphany. What a long, strange wonderful road it has been so far, stay tuned it’s only going to get better!

Elizabeth and I have an online store for our new brand LittleBits of LIFE storefront on Teespring click the link and step into our life.

I Am here.


I have Bipolar and for most of my life it has had a long leash on me. I have attempted suicide more than once. I have been hospitalized as a boy and as an adult as well. I have been through Foster Care homes and have been pretty close to being homeless too.

I found much solace from the world in movies,music and sports. Playing music in the background always helped subdue the unhealthy thoughts I had on a daily basis, movies led my thoughts and feeling to places that had fun times or happy endings which was far different than my home life. Playing sports gave me a sense of camaraderie and acceptance as well as a way to get away from the toxic, nervous energy of my  life.

I once during high school stayed home for 30 plus straight days. See I switched schools from Cape Cod Tech which I had positive experiences to Barnstable High School where I had only one or 2 friends. If I had understood what mental illness was, then it might have made more sense why i didn’t want to go to a place that made me feel uncomfortable. Or at least maybe find the strength to tell my mom i felt that way instead of fighting with her physically to be let stay home every one of those days.

As an adult it got far worse and eventually led to being admitted to Cape Cod hospital in Feb of 2001 and a diagnosis of Bipolar 2. I was in the hospital for 6 weeks before I was let out into the world with meds and an action plan. I stuck to that action plan for most of the next 8 years. Taking my meds, seeing my doctor and therapist. trying to learn to overcome, understand and heal from the life I lived up until that point. None of it helped though, it left me drained,fat and numb. I couldn’t cry, be creative or be any sort of the self I knew.

So in the summer of 08″ I decided to stop taking meds and start to find out where my pain stemmed from as hard as that seemed at the time. I think the hardest part about Bipolar for me was the loneliness,anger,fear and torment that was inside me that wasn’t my fault. I was just born into a family with so many issues before I came into the picture.

One part I haven’t mentioned yet is my grandfather is Jimmy Piersall, former Major League Center fielder, broadcaster and roving outfield instructor.

He was one of the first documented cases of Mental Illness in Baseball/sports. So I have has a pretty large shadow over me since the day I was conceived. Unfortunately I was born a boy. Why is that bad? Well, in the house were many  women who felt like men only hurt them so they used many words to describe them that made me feel very strongly that I was bad. It is a huge burden for a boy to bear. I was fighting an uphill emotional battle with myself from the get go. My mom is the oldest of the 9 children 7 girls 2 boys.

All of the above led me to learn to be very  destructive to myself and to try and be strong for others as well. Boy, is that a never ending struggle.

There are many more stories to tell you but I will leave you with this for now.

On Jan 4, 2010 after 25 1/2 years of self destructive behavior I came to my true rock bottom. I watched a girl’s car leave that I didn’t even really know and I asked myself is this really MY life?

Thankfully I realized the answer was no! I also realized that I was responsible for my own well being. The words I AM came to my mind and then words like, Powerful, a Survivor,worthy,important,here of my own free will and so many more great adjectives to let me know i truly mattered passed through.

I was 265 lbs at the time and just plain fed up with the struggles I was going through at the hand of others and myself. So I decided to go out and get a gym membership, a pair of running shoes and start to deconstruct the years of self torment,torture and pain I was putting myself through. I was going to learn to heal myself instead of continue to try and kill myself slowly. I am so thankful i did.

In Feb of 2010 I bought my first DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera. i was working at a French bistro in Harvard Square, Cambridge across from the university. One of my co workers was discussing about how he was selling his Canon Rebel xt and before I realized what I was saying the words I am buying it crossed my lips. I guess I was buying it! It forever changed my life. As did fitness too.

7 plus years later I weigh 185lbs, I am a professional photographer and a free fitness group leader in Central Massachusetts. Also I speak publicly on my own struggles and successes living with Mental Illness. I have a strong healthy relationship with my girlfriend Elizabeth and get to spend time with her amazing 6 year old son and our 2 dogs Miracle and Chase both Beagle mixes. I AM aware.

If you or someone you know is having trouble coping with life please have them reach out to NAMI the National alliance on Mental illness there is one located in every state and many states have several locations to best help you. Here is the number and website, toll free help line 800-950-6264 and the web address is www.nami.org

Anna’s Cafe Charlestown Gallery event.


I looked forward to sharing my story and the artwork I have created overcoming Mental Illness along the way. I never thought I could open up like this or share my work and actually sell it for money either. But here we are and I can hold my head up through it all. Thanks Lord for your faith in me. My faith in you keeps me going on my way, today.

Thanks to Rapper Getty D for capturing the moment,well! I appreciate it so much.

You can stop by Anna’s Cafe at 275 Medford Street in Charlestown, Mass. daily to admire or even purchase a piece or 2. I hope you do. Support local art and overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness along the way.

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