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
“I find myself at times reacting to unseen threats… afraid of hurt, of wound. But now I know that I have love as my companion.” For the rest of the article, ” Love Will Change Your Relationship With Fear,” click on the photo. Photo by Ian Chen on Unsplash
It’s a tough question: “How would you describe your relationship with your parents, growing up?” I have asked many clients this question. And in some of my quieter moments, the question also sits with me. Our relationship with our parents will stay with us John Lennon was wrong: “Love is NOT all you need…” As … More Love is Supposed to be Unconditional, But You Feel Unsettled by It?
The courage to be raw about our mental health is under attack ____ Guest post by Joseph Rauch For more than 14 years Natasha Tracy has been writing about her experience living with bipolar disorder. Early on in her career, a reader criticized the tone and language of one of her pieces about her condition. … More How Political Correctness Has Changed the Language of Mental Illness