What’s Wrong With Being Confident?

"I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. and only in the process of fixing myself did I know who I really was"  - Sade Andria Zabala The thing I like most about reading philosophical quotes is that you can take it and relate it to your own experiences. One of the most important, and beneficial, … Continue reading What’s Wrong With Being Confident?

The Different Types of Mental Health Care Professionals

Hello Everyone! And happy hump day! Today I will be talking about the different mental health care professionals and their role with treatment in terms of mental health. Psychiatrist  A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in the treatment and diagnosis of mental health. Psychiatrists, in comparison to psychologists, are able to prescribe medications. … Continue reading The Different Types of Mental Health Care Professionals

You Matter…Even When You Think You Don’t

You matter. You simply matter. Your existence in this world isn't accidental. It's not coincidental. Your existence was planned, if not by your parents, by your Creator. I think almost every one of us has those days when we think we could fall off the earth and nobody would notice. I know I've felt that … Continue reading You Matter…Even When You Think You Don’t

Understanding and Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem is something that I've struggled with for many of years. The majority of the reason behind my low self-esteem was because I was bullied through grade school and high school. There are still some times that I still struggle with it - days when it's a bit more difficult to love myself but … Continue reading Understanding and Overcoming Low Self-Esteem

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. But if they’re cute, forget the fruit.

For the last hour I've been contemplating on having a bowl of bacon flavoured chips. Logic tells me it's late at night and I should be asleep (and I'll probably feel the guilt once I'm  finished.) But everything else is telling me to go and grab some. So I'm staring at my screen watching episode … Continue reading An apple a day keeps the doctor away. But if they’re cute, forget the fruit.

Overcoming Self-Doubt: How To Tune Out Your Inner Tormentor

Introducing My Tormentor After years of living with him, I think I've finally found a way to quiet down the jerk who plants little seeds of doubt in my brain after almost every single decision I make. The jerk's name is Horace, and he loves to make me doubt myself. When you spend every waking … Continue reading Overcoming Self-Doubt: How To Tune Out Your Inner Tormentor

Common Misconceptions About Self-Esteem

“In honour of Valentine’s day this upcoming Saturday, Defying Shadows is doing a week on the different valentine shadows that can make this time of year a bit difficult. Today Melanie Stroud will be sharing some common misconceptions of Self-Esteem.  Enjoy! ~Nichole” What exactly is self-esteem? Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. Society feeds … Continue reading Common Misconceptions About Self-Esteem