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
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?
“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
Your ADHD gives you something that no one else has: a mental Swiss Army Knife! ___ ADHD: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Why is it that ADHD is defined by deficits rather than strengths? (For a more clinical discussion of ADHD, including diagnostic symptoms, please refer to this Healthline article.) As someone who is learning to … More 10 Reasons ADHD is an Advantage, Not a Deficit
For article on the lessons that I have learned after a year with clinical depression, click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want to … More Lessons Learned From Living With Clinical Depression
What have you learned about mental illness that you would like to share with others? ___ This has been one of the most trying years of my life. But I’m not sure I would trade it for anything. Not that I enjoyed feeling the darkness cloud over me, the gloom, the isolation, and wanting the … More A Year with Clinical Depression has Made Me a Better Man
The Type A person needs to pay attention to their mental health. ___ So why does the Type A personality need to be concerned about their mental health? It’s a good question. Type A’s are driven, successful and talented. But they are also flawed and vulnerable. I am not a Type A person but in my counseling … More Why is the Type A Person’s Mental Health at Risk?
The person successful in their recovery finds a way to embrace the quiet, to relax and to stop struggling. For more on the Successful Addict, click on photo. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up … More How to Have a Successful Recovery
ADHD is not a deficit disorder. It is a distinction driver. ___ Why is it that ADHD is defined by deficits rather than strengths? The current definition for ADHD is Attention DEFICIT Hyperactivity DISORDER. It is time to own and declare our many strengths because people with ADHD are like a Swiss Army Knife: … More 10 Reasons ADHD is an Advantage, Not a Deficit
Craig Lewis, author of the Better Days Recovery Workbook tells what he learned from his extreme moments. ___ “I didn’t expect to be alive at this age.” Bad Days: We’ve All Had Them Addiction, mental health, trauma or relationship distress can eat away at you. How do you face these things and still be a … More I Wanted To Die: What I Learned That Will Change Your Life