What I learned from attending the Bell Let’s Talk Hope Conference in January I haven’t written for a while in this space. Over the last number of months, I have taken some time to step back from writing because it became too much. I was attempting to write a new post every day, and my … More Mental Illness Doesn’t Have to Be An Illness!
I confess, I am a Geek Dad, and I capitalize Geek Dad because I am proud of my title. Just so we are clear, here is the definition: Geek Dads are interested in video games, comic books, superheroes, science fiction and other “geeky” things and we bring these into our parenting (and work, and romance, and … More 10 Great Things About Being a Geek Dad
The “I wish I could, buts… Many of us live in a world filled with ‘buts.’ We would go after our dreams, but we lack self-confidence. We would take a risk for love, but we fear others will disappoint us. We would write a great novel, but we currently lack inspiration. One word can change … More This One Word Can Make You Stronger
Taking medication will change brain chemistry, but this is not enough. Brain chemistry alone will not bring on recovery from depression. It takes an overall approach that will harness the power of our relationships and well-being. For the rest of the article, “This One Factor Will Improve Our Recovery from Depression” click on the photo. Photo … More Depression and How to Change Your Brain
Flourishing after an experience with major depression is more likely if you have supportive relationships. Family, friends and professional mental health supports are vital for a full and resilient recovery. And even if a person does not fully recover, meaning they may improve considerably but continue to have some symptoms, relationships will significantly improve their … More This One Factor Will Improve Our Recovery from Depression
1 | Build a sense of empowerment, not a victim mentality No matter how difficult things feel, they can do something to help themselves or their situation. 2 | Parent with a sense of values, but not with a sense of guilt All parents can feel guilt over mistakes we have made, but guilt … More 13 Things that Families Can Do to Raise Mentally Strong Kids
It’s New Years Eve. Will you take time to pause? Yes, this photo is upside down. Let’s hope 2018 is a little more sane than 2017. Click on photo for more