We live in a society were social media can help us feel connected to our family and friends, as well as our favourite celebrities, brands, products and influences where ever we maybe in the world any time or day. With access through social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to name a few … Continue reading How to protect yourself from triggers on Social Media
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!
Morning arrives and a new day begins. I wonder if this is a day filled with joy or a day filled with worry and sadness? I focus on my morning prayers and believe the day will be a good one. Various things can cause my depression to arise. From worries to painful memories to unknown … Continue reading What it’s really like living with someone who has depression…
Should I Choose Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)? This is a question I’ve been asked repeatedly over the years, especially as I’ve begun to advocate for it repeatedly and publicly. The answer is both yes and no. That answer might surprise some of you when you consider how much and how strongly I advocate that everyone … Continue reading Should I Choose Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?
When I think of anxiety I often think of that feeling in the pit of your stomach and that idea in your head that something is going to go wrong and also perhaps that deep on edge feeling of impending doom. Anxiety describes a feeling of worry. Most people will experience some anxiety during their … Continue reading Signs of Severe Anxiety Disorders
Here is a simple letter. This letter thanks the person who wakes up every morning barely wanting to, but does anyway. This letter is to the survivor, the warrior, and the one who keeps pushing through. This letter is for you. Dear You, You might not know me, or maybe you do. You might not … Continue reading Thank You for Helping Me through My Depression: A Simple Letter
Our thoughts can become filled with messages about everything from items to purchase to news from friends to “to do” lists and more. There are times when I need a break from reading countless messages on my computer. I enjoy pausing and listening to podcasts. Yes, I have been known to multi-task. I can … Continue reading Podcasts to listen to if you live with a mental health concern
The truth is that relapses or setbacks happen to all of us who struggle with mental health issues. We can be fooled into complacency. We can stop doing the work because perhaps we feel like we don’t need to do anymore because we feel good, “we’ve got a handle on things”. If I have learned … Continue reading Finding your way back to YOU: Mental Health Relapse and ways to find your way back!
From the time in college that I believe pursuing a philosophy minor on top of a nursing and history major, transitioning into an English and creative writing major with a theatre minor (trust me, my college journey baffles me as much as you), I have believed one core fact about any writing: core terms need … Continue reading How Mindfulness Can Reshape Negative Thought Patterns
I have many books. Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama. Mysteries, self-help, confessional, and Victorian. Sci-fi, essays, lyrical, and absurdist. I have lots of books. So the idea of finding five truly inspirational ones was not difficult. The trouble was narrowing it down to five and measuring their impact on my life. I finally decided on five … Continue reading 5 Inspiring, Uplifting Books