As mental health awareness shifts more and more into the public consciousness, CEOs, HR Reps, Owners, and even entrepreneurs starting businesses are beginning to question when and how they should take mental health and mental wellness into account in their companies. The answer for most is: yesterday. The mental health of both employees and leadership … Continue reading Why Mental Health Should Be An Executive Priority
In this season of sparkling tinsel and twinkling lights, there’s a darker side we don’t always think about, or want to. For many people, this season of togetherness, generosity, and family presents a viciously painful battle.
It seems uncomfortable, even a bit brazen, to stand up and say “It’s not okay, what you’re doing.”
Do be strong and know your worth. You (and they) have a right to be respected and have peace and you can absolutely insist on that.
Try doing something for yourself. Take yourself on a date. When life gets busy, it’s good to remind yourself that you’re worth taking the time to reward yourself.
Dear Alex, It’s depression writing to you. You know the thing that makes you want to stay in bed all day and not do anything because you’ve got no motivation to do so? Yeah, that’s me. I feel like I should start off with an apology. I truly apologize for making you feel this way, … Continue reading Kindly calm me down
When I was in college, I had a job through work study on campus. Being a business admin major, I lucked out and got a job in the purchasing office. It wasn't a lot of hours, maybe less than ten per week, but it put book money and gas money in my pocket and gave … Continue reading Stand Up for Yourself and Don’t Feel Bad About It
We all have worth. Real, documented, unchangeable worth. If we pay attention to the world, it tells us a different story, doesn't it? In the pages of magazines and on social media, we're told we need to be thin and fit. Or we need to have a big booty that's the current trend. (What happens … Continue reading Where to Find Your Self Worth…and Where Not To
I was asked to write about this topic at my own blog and here at Defying Shadows where I regularly contribute. It's a touchy topic, isn't it? When you read the title, it may have scared you because it's such a tender subject. But it also may have made you want to click on this fast … Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Distance Yourself from Toxic People…Even If They’re Family
This is the season of light. Thanksgiving is past. We've already done our Black Friday binge-shopping for the year. It's Christmas! In this season of sparkling tinsel and twinkling lights, there's a darker side we don't always think about, or want to. For many people, this season of togetherness, generosity, and family presents a viciously … Continue reading Christmas: An Extra Place at the Table