15 Uncommon words that will help you create a richer, fuller experience of your mental health “Words often represent a very partial, and sometimes misleading, account of what we actually feel.” David Wallin A word is not really just one word. Let’s say that you travel to Hawaii on an 8 hour plane ride … More The Words You Use to Describe Your Life May Be Making You Unhappy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindful way to treat disorders _____ Author: Deborah Serani Psy.D. Originally posted Feb 22, 2011 on Psychology Today Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you accept the difficulties that come with life. ACT has been around for a long time, but seems … More An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
What inspires you? Take a moment today, to day, too day and even two-a-day… to be, and to be – inspired! ___ Oh that silly Albertan What he’s slogging now The places he will go Once he shovels the snow Brief but utterly awesome four line summary of my life submitted by The Drake … More Take a Day to be Inspired… Inspired by the Snow?
“Don’t hold too tight Don’t overthink Let go with a smile and with a wink.” Click on photo for article, “Let this Moment, Whatever Moment You Have, Be Inspired by Dr. Seuss Photo adapted from JD Hancock
“We are children of the scar.” Switchoot Recovery is a scar. It is from our scars. And it is about how we try to cover, deny and fight our scars. And it is hard… recovery creates it’s own type of scars. Seeing inside can transfix. But it can be the fix that we need to … More We are Children of the Scar
Do you have a moment? Or does your moment have you? If you have to ask At least ask nice, nice, nice. Words are fun. Words are cool. But remember that words are not the world They are just the pool. So go out my friends Go out, by going in. Don’t hold too … More Let This Moment, Whatever Moment You Have, be Inspired by Dr. Seuss
For article, “Chester Bennington: Who Cares if One More Light Goes Out?” click on photo. I write articles that talk about the kind of changes I am trying to make in my own life. I hope that my writing also helps you. My topics include addiction and mental health recovery, relationships, and personal growth. I … More Chester Bennington Sings from the Grave
Yesterday’s post talked about how we can be so immersed in words, that we are like fish in a fish tank with water made of words. Your words are important to help you understand yourself and your experience. But think about how often you just don’t have the words to explain something: a remarkable sunset … More Give Your Words a Rest for a Minute and Let Your Experience Speak
You are like a goldfish in a tank full of water made of words ___ “ Words can only take you so far. You need emotion, actions and present experience to help you to open your eyes to who you can become.” Your brain is a word machine. Your mind thinks in pictures, it is … More Are Your Words Getting in the Way of Your Life?
“If other people need me… if I am so important to my family, to my clients… why do I feel so nasty?” I wrote this in my journal the other day. I really meant it. But then I felt better after writing about it. So I guess writing helps. I hope that reading this helps … More The Not So Subtle Art of Having a Nasty Day