What’s holding you back from doing the things that make you feel alive? ___ Happy Halloween. I am sitting alone in a coffee shop. Dressed like Batman. You might think I am dressed up for Halloween. Nope. When I wrote this, it was October 30. I call today my Halloween warm up. The way I … More What Batman Taught Me About the Secret to Happiness
Guest post by Christine Hill Do you ever find a certain worry dogging your thoughts? Do you blow problems out of proportion, envisioning the worst-case scenario again and again? Are you often restless, unable to focus, with shaky hands and your stomach twisting into knots? Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenges in the … More A Toolbox for Coping with Anxiety
Does the mental health system have it wrong? Mental health experiences, like depression and anxiety, are common for most people. In reality, it is rare if a person has not experienced some depression and anxiety. Feeling sad is normal. And so is feeling anxious. Is it healthy to feel sad or to feel anxious? “By … More When is Unhappiness a Good Thing?
Source: “Is Mental Health the New Black?” by Matthew Loeb Photo by Руслан Гамзалиев on Unsplash
Your addiction has a dream for your life. So does your anxiety. And your depression. And also your memories… and yes, your shame has a vision for you too. • • • If you are reading this blog, you or someone you care about may live with one or more of these experiences: addiction or … More Anxiety or Addiction: Whatever Scares You is Your Friend
Guest Post by Christine Hill Embarking on the journey of addiction recovery can be bewildering. The stakes are high, and it might feel like one wrong choice may throw your whole life back into disarray. Choosing a recovery facility, or program, will make a big impact on how your recovery goes. However, before you even … More Choosing between Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab
This summer, I hope that you had time to relax and get away with friends or family. I had the opportunity to visit Montreal and for some camping. I also took time to consider the direction of this blog and I have decided that I will continue to write here and I will post one … More The Five Truths About Fear