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
Accepting what we can change is self-care. It is doing what we can to improve ourselves, our life, our work just a little bit each day. It is the ugly-hard-uncomfortable stuff. It is learning that no matter how old, stubborn, inflexible, proud or independent we may be, we can do something. And then we do … More Acceptance is Self-Care
We are in an age where self-care is cool and hard work, hard stuff is neither passionate, nor cool. Self-care is about setting boundaries that prioritize good health alongside time for employment, family relationships, “maintenance” of of our homes and possessions (which is another word for the ever-unpopular and uncool daily or weekly chores). For … More How to Embrace the Hard Work of Self-Care
“The people that are able to give the most have the best boundaries.” Jasmine Fulks, Registered Psychologist Recently I attended a workshop that emphasized the need for self-care. The workshop was a great opportunity to connect with my wife and a few friends. It also got me thinking more deeply about my life. Some of … More Four Ways that “Self-care” Will Sabotage Your Well being
A while ago, I was thinking about how my depression has become a doorway to better things. It has taken me a long time to learn, but opening up to my experiences rather than avoiding or looking for symptom relief, has changed how I think about my moods and mental health. The reality is that … More 17 Things I Have Learned from my Depression
Your baggage used to be your armor, but now it weighs you down. ___ To travel hopefully is better than to arrive. James Hopwood Jeans Are you a hopeful traveler, savoring the trip the second you leave your home? Or are you the type of traveller who can’t relax until you reach your destination? I … More How Will Traveling Lite Open You Up to the World?