In this two part series you'll find out how I've achieved much better emotional stability in just a few months using a natural and holistic approach to my mental health. Inside you'll find CBT techniques, workbook recommendations, tips for deep breathing exercises and learn how exercise can help you manage these conditions.
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 take care of yourself, let alone hold a job or take care of your kids and your house, you may find … Continue reading The Toxic Shame of Being Disabled
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