Anxiety, depression and other issues of mental health can seem insurmountable. That's because they are often caused by or trigger key deficiencies in the chemicals responsible for our mood and mental health. This post details many things we can do to heal and maintain positive mental health as naturally as possible.
There's an understanding in our society, both spoken and unspoken that places the worth of an individual on what they can accomplish. When your health deteriorates to the point that you can no longer hold a job or take care of your kids and your home as you would like, you may find that you've internalized that belief to your very core.
This fantastic article from Joel Minden at Psychology Today makes an excellent point about positive thinking and the limits of its usefulness in making real long-term change in your perspective. The problem? Often we choose things that are too positive, outside the realm of our own experience and therefore unrealistic. To combat this, he suggests: replacing negative beliefs … Continue reading Changing Perspective
This post discusses my mental health journaling strategy and includes a number of tips on pitfalls to avoid along with some ideas of how to accommodate disability and still enjoy its benefits.
I realized recently that I have some hard truths to face and that those of the medical variety are kind of the least of it. After all, I’ve been living with my illness for a long time now, whether I’ve known what to correctly call it or not. Yes, it’s been a bit of a … Continue reading Healing the Spirit