“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?
Most of us have at least a “like” affair with technology. Especially this past year, it has been a lifeline for many. It has allowed people to stay in touch, to see each other through video chats, to continue their education, work at home, and even see your doctor or therapist. Technology can be good … Continue reading How Your Mental Health Affects Your Technology Use
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
Years ago, when the diagnosis of anxiety and depression was finally discovered for me, I experienced many different emotions. I had already journeyed through the ups and downs of joy and sadness. My daily activities were often interrupted by a serious change in emotions that would arise at any moment. Doctor visits often left me … Continue reading What is Your Biggest Fear When It Comes to Your Mental Health?
One thing I wish I’d know about me having anxiety and panic attack is that it’s ok. Before I found out what was wrong, I freaked out. Like totally freaked out thinking I’d die from having these attacks. YOU WON’T. Let me say this loud and clear. You won’t! I was so scared that at … Continue reading What I Wish I Knew Before Being Diagnosed with Panic Attacks
Lists, Questions and Mental Emails For me, most mornings consist of waking up worrying about what the day will bring. From overthinking decisions I made in the past or ones I must make in the present to a long list of "what ifs" plaguing my ability to access any type of relaxation and peace, I … Continue reading How I’m Overcoming the Fear of “What Ifs” as Someone With Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD
At some stage in our life we have been in a situation, whether its been that we have been given a deadline by our boss to complete a task by the end of the day, maybe because you connected with a new love interest and now he or she has gone MIA, or during the … Continue reading How to Combat Stress Eating
It's the day after my 49th birthday and I have no hangover! It wasn't always like that though. I always drank to get drunk, right from my first carry out at the age of 11 or 12. Scotland was like that, and in many ways it still is. I think that's why I never really … Continue reading Alcoholism, Trauma and Depression