Gratitude: At the end of the day I take stock, I write down what I am most grateful for that day. Some days it’s a really easy task, and other days it’s incredibly hard. When I’m in a dark space I reach to find things like nice weather etc but the point is to get … Continue reading How do you remain optimistic with a diagnosis of depression?
What is an Emotional and Overthinking “Spiral?” What does the word "spiral" make you think about? Do you think of something spinning like a tornado? Perhaps you imagine a fixed point getting bigger and bigger as it goes around in a circle. Why does the image of a spiral work well when describing the intense … Continue reading How to Stop an Emotional and Overthinking “Spiral” In Its Tracks
As people living with mental health concerns and mental illness, we’ve heard so many insensitive statements. Most of the time, the person saying them doesn’t know they’re offensive or that it might be hurtful. Today’s blog post is a collection of several mental health warriors – people who struggle daily with mental illness, who are … Continue reading 16 Insensitive Things Said To People Living With Mental Illness
Oh boy. This is something that I have had way too many conversations about over the past few years. I want to preface this article with a little disclaimer, there will be a little snark in here. As someone who has lived with a chronic illness for my entire life, and then compounded that … Continue reading Feeling Anxious Is Not The Same As Having Anxiety
Dear Depression, So you have reared your ugly head again. You have been with me for a long time now. I did not invite you or want you. You stole my confidence and made me hate myself. I have felt so empty and alone at times. I have faced stigma from people who were supposed … Continue reading DEAR DEPRESSION
Overheard conversations regarding mental health- what I’ve learned and what I wish I could have said… An afternoon break called for a trip to a local restaurant for lunch. Entering the building, I noticed the long line and headed to find my spot and wait to place an order. People watching is one of … Continue reading Overheard Conversations Regarding Mental Health
There are times when we are feeling exhausted, stressed, overwhelmed or we just need a break. Sometimes you may need to relax or recharge. These times call for a mental health day. A mental health day is a day where we take time off of work or our regular duties to refresh or recharge. It … Continue reading How To Spend Your Mental Health Day
What is a “Mental Health Day?” A mental health day is a personal day set aside to prioritize mental, emotional, and physical wellness. Whether that day is on a weekend or setting aside time during the week, a mental health day allows you to take a break from the strains of your daily responsibilities and … Continue reading When to Take a Mental Health Day
I've talked a little about my struggle with anxiety, and depression in an earlier blog, but just scratched the surface. I have found that mental health has become a lot more "socially acceptable" to talk about, and more people are feeling free to talk about their experiences myself included. We do however still have a … Continue reading What to expect when you’re unsuspecting
COFFEE BREAK!!! That is usually what pushes me through my day, coffee….LOL. No seriously, now, I live for breaks, but I never used to. As an entrepreneur who works full time from home, the lines blur when it comes to falling into a work rabbit-hole. In the past, I used to not even look … Continue reading Why taking tiny breaks throughout your day can actually help your mental health and sleep health!