When they come near, you freeze up. You are drained, immobilized. Your very life, your soul is consumed. Every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. But that is not their worst. Dementors will find your worst memories and turn these into torture, using them against you. “For Dementors, your pain becomes their … More Harry Potter: Defeating Your Dementor
A long time ago in a city far far away… _________ I still remember the summer when my father set up the tent trailer in our yard. I practically lived in that thing. It was an escape from being in the house, but close enough to get peanut butter and jam sandwiches. I was Luke … More Action Figures Have Made Me who I Am Today
Does the mental health system have it wrong? Mental health experiences, like depression and anxiety, are common for most people. In reality, it is rare if a person has not experienced some depression and anxiety. Feeling sad is normal. And so is feeling anxious. Is it healthy to feel sad or to feel anxious? “By … More When is Unhappiness a Good Thing?
Four things you need to know about your inner Critic ___________ So you are a driven man? Well, honestly I’m surprised that you took time to read this. Most of us, the driven type, don’t have time to read articles that bring attention to who we are or what we do. There I said it… … More I Am a Driven Man, And It’s Killing Me
Your addiction has a dream for your life. So does your anxiety. And your depression. And also your memories… and yes, your shame has a vision for you too. • • • If you are reading this blog, you or someone you care about may live with one or more of these experiences: addiction or … More Anxiety or Addiction: Whatever Scares You is Your Friend
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
By Dr. Nancy Irwin, Guest Contributor I was recently devastated at the news that Kate Spade, and then Anthony Bourdain, died by suicide. These two tremendously creative, sensitive people, had made an impact not only on my life but on the lives of millions of others. Their deaths are truly tragic. But the one silver … More Fame & Suicide: The Dark Side to “Having It All”