“There is a switch inside many people set at ‘I can’t.’ When it flips over to ‘I can’ for one thing, it doesn’t stop there.” James Fell, from his 2019 book “The Holy Sh!t Moment: How lasting change can happen in an instant.” (Click photo for more information) Have you experienced a life-changing moment in … More Recovery and the “I Can’t” Switch
I came across this tool recently. It is a nice summary of self-care activities. What self-care practices do you find most helpful? For me, 5 of my “Go-to” self-care activities are: Walking outside – I try to get outside every day. When I am outside, I try to pay attention to what I see, any … More What Self-care Practices Do You Find Helpful?
For anything to truly to be finished, it takes compassion. We can go through our tasks, our ‘to do’ list without thinking much or without connecting with ourselves. The ‘to do’s are important, but they can easily become disconnected because we are so easily disconnected. I try to manage my time, but more often my … More Your “To Do” List May Never Be Completed… But It Doesn’t Have to Be.
“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
“We often look at others and compare their outsides to our insides.” Petal Murti, Registered Psychologist At times, all of us fall prey to the “Imposter Syndrome.” The imposter syndrome is where we judge ourselves as inadequate or less worthy, less than able. We assume that other people must feel more confident, more able to … More Self Judgment and the Imposter Syndrome
Today, whatever you do with your day, take time to something that helps you to recharge. If we wait until things are just right before we will take care of ourselves, we may never do it. Well being is not just what we do. Well being happens as we invest time in being well. “Mental … More Living a Life That You Don’t Need to Escape From
“Accomplishing goals when in the midst of mental illness is very different than when my mood’s stable for some time or you’ve never wrestled with psychiatric disorder period.” Victoria Maxwell For article, “Four Questions that will set Your Recovery Direction for 2018” click on photo. Photo by Jim Sher
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It’s a good thing to hold onto your dreams. But sometimes we have to let them go. Letting go of our dreams can be one of the toughest things to do. For article, “Let Go of Your Dreams and Bring on the Party!” click on photo
“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