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!
What do you think? I find it’s easy to get hooked thinking about and stressing over the things I have little control over. I can’t change my moods, I cannot erase my fears or make things easier. But I focus much of my energy on these things. I am working right now on settling intentions. … More I’m Hooked, and Sometimes I like It!
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?
In 2000, I was diagnosed with an adjustment disorder. I wondered if it was something that I should talk to my Chiropractor about. I had never heard about it before, nor did anyone I knew. Even today, 18 years later, it is still a disorder that we rarely talk about. In 2000, I was diagnosed … More Adjustment Disorder: The Unnoticed Mental Illness
How often do you brush your teeth? For most of us, it’s twice daily. We brush, floss and use breath freshener to do what we can to keep our teeth as healthy as we can. And why do we do this? Because our teeth are important and taking care of them is part taking care … More What if We Treated Our Mental Health Like We Treat Our Dental Health?
5 Food choices that will help you to feel better and thrive! ___ What are the best foods for your mental health? Eating raw fruits and vegetables is linked to improved mental health. Eating raw fruit and vegetables will lower your risk of depression and can help you to feel better about yourself. Dr Tamlin Conner … More The 10 Best Foods for Your Mental Health
Did you know that being empathetic, being caring, can put you at risk for depression, burnout and other mental health impacts? Being empathetic and having a high sense of idealism can create emotional vulnerabilities. Learning healthy boundaries will support your recovery and improve your well being. • • • Follow the links below for free … More Empathy can Put You at Risk for Burnout
“It’s not age that makes you wise.” Imagine Dragons • • • Wisdom… I used to think that being wise would make you well. After living for half a century, I think I’ve learned a few things. But most of what I’ve learned has come through facing hard things, learning from my failures and from … More You Can’t Age Your Way into Good Mental Health
Reblogged, author Yoni Freedhoff, MD • • • People often come to me wanting to lose weight or improve their lifestyle, but their moods are anything but well. Sometimes, when I ask them about it, they’ll say that their weight is what they think is causing them to struggle with depression or anxiety. I always … More First Mood, Then Weight
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