“If you sit back and just let life pass by your happiness will also disappear down the stream.” For article, “6 Activities That Are Like Vitamins for Your Mind,” click on photo.
As someone who lives with depression, I have learned three questions that can help me when depression is beginning to cripple me: What is your life like right now? What is making you feel sad? What changes could you make to help your life feel more tolerable? For article “What I Learned About Depression from … More Three Questions that can Help Someone Who is Facing Depression
“In between the birth and death dates, you’re going to find a dash. And that dash is your life. It matters not if your dash is only 9 weeks or 90 years. The question is the same either way. How are you filling your dash?” Ryan Hall For article, “Four Questions that will set Your Recovery … More How to Make Your Recovery a Part of a Much Bigger Life
When is feeling good a guarantee that you will feel bad? ___ In yesterday’s post, we talked about how feeling good can put you on the fast track to feeling bad. I know, sounds contradictory. If you haven’t read it yet, click here and you can read it. “I want to feel it all of … More 4 Things You Can Do When You Are Stuck Trying to Feel Good
I try to feel good every day. Call it happiness, peace, contentment. I just want to feel good. For a few hours and maybe even a few days, I feel good. But. Then. Life. Happens. I want to feel it all of the time. So I exercise. I communicate. I work hard. I set goals. … More When is Feeling Good a Guarantee that You will Feel Bad?
For article, “Can Life Be Full Even When You Do Not Get What You Wanted?” click on photo.
1 | Build a sense of empowerment, not a victim mentality No matter how difficult things feel, they can do something to help themselves or their situation. 2 | Parent with a sense of values, but not with a sense of guilt All parents can feel guilt over mistakes we have made, but guilt … More 13 Things that Families Can Do to Raise Mentally Strong Kids
What do you think? If you cast a beautiful net, what comes your way? Life is not full of beautiful things like you may have believed… or wanted to believe when you were young. In reality, life is a mix of things. Some good, some hard, and some VERY hard. If you are committed to … More Can Life Be Full Even When You Do Not Get What You Wanted?
From heroin to hero? Perhaps it is being too dramatic to say “from heroin to hero?” Not for Andy and not for his dog Bailey. His relationship with his dog has changed how he sees himself. Having a pet gave Andy a sense of purpose. It gave him a sense of love and connection with … More How Pets Can Help you in Your Recovery