When it comes to dealing with general stress, or when life just throws me a complete curveball, I have a few methods I use to help me cope. One, I can not emphasize enough how important meditation is. Even if it's just a couple of minutes every once in a while, it helps me to just stop and take a second to think deeply about what is causing me stress. Questions I ask myself include, am I catastrophizing? Would I be better off if I work toward finding a solution or do I just need to vent? Is there something deeper that might be making me feel the way that I’m feeling? Etc. However, sometimes it just helps to get away and not worry about things so much. I find hiking and spending time in nature always help to clear my mind. Now it probably comes as no shock to anyone, but as a musician, I find that music is the most important tool that I have. Sometimes just sitting behind a piano and just playing whatever my hands happen to play can be a huge stress reliever. Other times, sitting down and actually writing a new song, putting my thoughts and emotions out there through music and lyrics, help me immensely. I don’t think you need to be a musician however. Creativity in general, whatever that means to you, I truly believe is something that is beneficial to anyone's mental health. Maybe to you that means painting, poetry, diy projects, or trying a new recipe. Whatever it is, I think we all need to take time for ourselves every now and then.
Rikki Rockett was born on August 8, 1961 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the youngest of two children of Norman and Margaret Ream. He attended Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill. Before founding Poison with vocalist Bret Michaels, The band has sold more than 45 million records worldwide and 15 million records in the United States alone. In 1995 Rikki co-created and coloured the 6 issue comic book series, Sisters Of Mercy, published by Maximum Press. After almost 20 years with Poison, Rockett released his first solo album
Glitter 4 Your Soul on January 7, 2003 which was distributed online. The album was a tribute to 1970s glam rock. On April 26, 2007, Rockett announced the creation of Rockett Drum Works Inc. It is a drum manufacturing company, specializing in the creation of ultra custom drum kits, snare drums and custom accessories. In 2015 Rockett co-formed a new rock supergroup the Devil City Angels with guitarist Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), bassist Eric Brittingham (Cinderella) and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Brandon Gibbs (Cheap Thrill). Their self-titled debut album was officially released September 11, 2015.