Myth #2: Mental health is about brain chemistry For the rest of the article, “The 6 Myths that can Rob Us of Our Mental Health,” click on photo. Keep it Real Photo by Andrew Officer
The moment I saw myself, I would not trade that for anything ___ “Think about New Year’s resolutions. Anecdotally it’s safe to say that a significant majority of those desired behavioral shifts fall by the wayside fairly quickly. The gyms are full in January; February, not so much. One missing ingredient is self-observation. For illustrative … More If You Slow Down for a Moment, What Are You Afraid to See?
“Hope for the best and prepare for it. Also prepare for the worst, and hope the time you spent preparing for it will turn out to have been wasted.” Wendy Edey ___ “I have counselled so many people with depression so crippling that it will not allow them to hope for the best. Everything they … More Hope Can Be One of Your Greatest Allies in Your Recovery
“If you mistake someone’s solution for a problem to be eliminated, not only are they likely to fail treatment, as often happens in addiction programs, but other problems may emerge.” Bessel Van Der Kolk, “The Body Keeps the Score” p. 147 Often, a mental illness is not the problem. It is a symptom of something … More Mental Illness is Solution, Not a Problem
“A new start is not starting over.” ___ My son is graduating next month. 12 years of school is now under his belt. On the way to his commencement, I said to him, “We know what you are graduating from, but what are you graduating to?” One of his classmates speaking at the ceremony reminded … More The Courage to Begin Again
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“We often look at others and compare their outsides to our insides.” Petal Murti, Registered Psychologist For the rest of the article, “Self Judgment and the Imposter Syndrome,” click on the photo. Photo by Dmitry Sovyak on Unsplash