What do you think? I find it’s easy to get hooked thinking about and stressing over the things I have little control over. I can’t change my moods, I cannot erase my fears or make things easier. But I focus much of my energy on these things. I am working right now on settling intentions. … More I’m Hooked, and Sometimes I like It!
Three things you need to know about your inner Critic ______ Your inner Critic isn’t your friend… at least, not yet Your inner Critic loves to talk to you about how much you suck. You should have said this, you shouldn’t have said that, you deserve this, you don’t deserve that. And since the Critic … More You Can’t Beat Up Your Inner Critic…
A few weeks ago my family were in Montreal for a vacation and so that I could attend a psychotherapy conference. When we landed in Montreal, all the signs are French. And it seemed to me that every person I heard was speaking French. My trip to Montreal taught me an important lesson. When you … More How Assumptions Can Chip Away at Your Mental Health
I found St. Jude and he reminded that life is mostly about just showing up. ____ I don’t get the idea of moving half way around the world to ‘find yourself.’ Most of my life has consisted of finding bits of myself hidden in the cracks. Sometimes the stuff we learn about ourselves is great, … More Let Go of Trying to be Your ‘Best Self’ and Just Show Up
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
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