Myth #6: Mental health is a choice (or some will say, We have little choice about our mental health…) 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
Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said, “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll, “Through the Looking Glass.” Imagination … More How Well do You Use Your Imagination?
Louise Hayes & Joseph Ciarrochi, “The Thriving Adolescent” page 131 Keep it Real
By Dr. Nancy Irwin, Guest Contributor I was recently devastated at the news that Kate Spade, and then Anthony Bourdain, died by suicide. These two tremendously creative, sensitive people, had made an impact not only on my life but on the lives of millions of others. Their deaths are truly tragic. But the one silver … More Fame & Suicide: The Dark Side to “Having It All”
The “I wish I could, buts… Many of us live in a world filled with ‘buts.’ We would go after our dreams, but we lack self-confidence. We would take a risk for love, but we fear others will disappoint us. We would write a great novel, but we currently lack inspiration. One word can change … More This One Word Can Make You Stronger
I wrote this post four years ago. Back then, I wrote it purely for fun. But today it has a different purpose: Today we remember Princess. My parent’s cat is not well and today she will leave us. She has given my parents years’ of joy, comfort and support. In the last few years, she … More A Goodbye Letter to Princess: An Open Letter to the World from The Cat
Being in recovery from depression, anxiety or addiction is not simply finding a way to be happy. It is about boundaries, healthy self-care, communication and accepting both hard things and things you cannot change. For the rest of the article, “Four Ways that ‘Self-care’ will sabotage your well being” click on the photo. Photo by … More Pursuing Happiness Can Sabotage Your Recovery
Myth #5: Mental health is simply the thoughts that we think 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
“Who cares when someone’s time runs out? If a moment is all we are We’re quicker, quicker Who cares if one more light goes out? Well I do” Linkin Park “Depression is living a frozen life. Stuck inside of our darkest moments. Unable to move. Excruciating dark attention.” For the rest of the article, “If … More Depression is Living a Frozen Life
“Hopeful thinking requires space.” Wendy Edey, Therapist. April, 2018 I wanted to drop a note to let you know that for the summer, I will post less frequently. The past few months have felt like my family life has become very busy and more demanding. I have not been sleeping well and this seemed to … More How are Making Time for Hope this Summer?