“Why are you so happy?” “Why do you always seem to be smiling?” “What is your reason for all that joy?” These are questions I have been asked many times in my life. My answer is always the same. “I am thankful for God’s love and blessings. I am filled with His joy.” People question … Continue reading How To Train Yourself to be Optimistic By Melissa Henderson
Self-care is an essential part of your everyday schedule. Whether you are sleeping in on the weekends or days off, going to therapy, writing, reflecting, taking bubble baths, having a mental health day, or making time for your hobbies, prioritizing self-care helps you to stay grounded and connected with yourself. But, are there moments where … Continue reading How Much Self-Care Is Too Much Self-Care?
Learning to shift and grow from a conditioned negative mindset to a positive one is a process that can add value and meaning to your life. A part of this process is the willingness to open your perspective, improve your self-awareness, navigate the discomfort of the unknown, and learn new ideas from the environment and … Continue reading How to Shift From a Negative to a Positive Mindset
Video calls have become very useful during 2020. Even before the pandemic, video calls were often scheduled for business meetings, family chats and other events. Due to recommendations from medical professionals, more meetings are held online now than ever before. More family visits are held via video chat. There are virtual doctor visits, which I … Continue reading Why Video Calls Are So Draining
January is the month of New Year Resolutions. People everywhere are making goals for the year. So this year, we decided to do the same - specifically for our mental health. Here are some of the mental health goals of a few mental health warriors! My mental health goals for 2020 are to recharge … Continue reading Our 2020 Mental Health Goals
Understanding the symptoms of social anxiety is the first step to overcoming it. There are some common symptoms or experiences of social anxiety that go along with the physical symptoms we may experience with Anxiety. Excessive self-consciousness and anxiety in everyday social situations that generally others would not find overly stressful. Extreme worry about … Continue reading Ways To Overcome Social Anxiety
There have been debates for many years about this issue and opinions vary When considering this subject, ones need to consider what alcohol does to the brain. It is proven that if you drink large amounts in the long term it can cause big problems for your mental health and can cause a range … Continue reading Can giving up alcohol improve your mental health?
Tears creep down my cheeks as I recall my “rock bottom” story with depression and anxiety. Not a time I enjoy recalling but my story needs to be shared, in hopes of helping someone who may need this message. Years ago, I began losing my zest for life. Favorite activities with family and friends … Continue reading My Rock Bottom Story
The Challenge with Discussing Emotions What does it mean to show too much emotion? What does it mean to show too little? When discussing emotions and emotional regulation we tend to shift in the direction of extremes— the circumstances that reveal either lack of control or not showing any at all. What we find when … Continue reading Understanding the Strengths in Utilizing Your Emotions
It’s the wee morning hours as I write this, the first hints of light peeking over the horizon. I have my usual cup of tea beside me (an Irish Breakfast Tea if anyone was wondering). This post will be shorter, and it won’t contain much research, links, or words of advice. It’s meant to … Continue reading Introduction [Men & Mental Health Series]