Myth #1: Mental health means getting the right medication To see 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
What can we do about our stuff? The answer to this question is not easy, nor is it quick. And sometimes there is no answer. There is no prescription for handling all of the stuff that you will face in your recovery or your life. I have found that it is helpful to invest more of my … More Here is What You Can Do If You Feel Bad Because You Are Stuck on Trying to Feel Good
Not everyone needs medication to be well physically, or mentally. Most of your mental health is about things that have little to do with medication. Excerpted from “6 Myths that Can Rob Us of Our Mental Health.” To read the rest of the article, click on the photo. Keep it Real Photo by Andrew Officer
I want to feel it all of the time. So I exercise. I communicate. I work hard. I set goals. I strive to be healthy. I practice acceptance, awareness and openness to what is. But I can’t seem to avoid the pull back to my addiction to feeling good. For full article, “When is Feeling … More I Am Addicted to Feeling Good
Is mental health only for people with a diagnosis? ___ We exist in the body but we live in our minds? This is an interesting question. Are our bodies merely a container for our minds? Can our minds fully experience life if we did not have our physical selves? Not everyone needs medication to be … More 6 Myths that Can Rob Us of Our Mental Health
One danger of sitting with our stuff is to get caught inside your head, thinking all of the time instead of doing what you need to do. But realize this one thing: the act of thinking IS action. Action always begins inside. But sometimes we don’t take the time to reflect, we react on impulse. … More If You Are Addicted to the Need to Feel Good, This is What You Can Do About It – Part 2
I grew up living with eyes shut, turned away, turned off, tuned out. The hard stuff does not make me feel good. Being willing to see whatever is there is the hard stuff for me. It means keeping my eyes open. It’s way easier retreating into not seeing stuff. But then the depression hits me, the anxiety, the attention and … More If You Are Addicted to the Need to Feel Good, This is What You Can Do About It – Part 1
When is feeling good a guarantee that you will feel bad? ___ In yesterday’s post, we talked about how feeling good can put you on the fast track to feeling bad. I know, sounds contradictory. If you haven’t read it yet, click here and you can read it. “I want to feel it all of … More 4 Things You Can Do When You Are Stuck Trying to Feel Good
I try to feel good every day. Call it happiness, peace, contentment. I just want to feel good. For a few hours and maybe even a few days, I feel good. But. Then. Life. Happens. I want to feel it all of the time. So I exercise. I communicate. I work hard. I set goals. … More When is Feeling Good a Guarantee that You will Feel Bad?
Recently I was teaching my son to drive. After two hours behind the wheel, I think he had a moment. He said that he’s so used to being in the back seat that it seems so easy. But when he got behind the wheel, he realized how it can feels so FAST! I’m not sure … More Are You a Backseat Driver in Your Own Life?