Tag: mental well-being

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Things in our zeitgeist are constantly influencing us, and the songs we hear played on the radio are no different. All media, including the news which can be violent and emotionally upsetting, is influencing us whether we’re aware of it or not.

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I recently found myself apologizing to everyone around me for my mental health problems. I found myself apologizing to friends because my moods are a roller-coaster ride. I apologize to everyone around me who is effected by what I feel or how to react to those feelings. Something I have come to realize is you should…

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Apr 9

Reasons

My psychologist talked about recovery, and I said (amongst other things), what’s in it for me? Which sounds appallingly self-interested – because it is! But it is the crux of my recovery issue. Everything I do in my life, is for other people – even my recovery. And without having intrinsic reasons to travel this…

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Have you ever had a once in a lifetime opportunity presented before you, and you didn’t take it? How about just any opportunity? The second question is easy; the answer, a resounding YES. The first question is a little harder to discern, people have different interpretations of what that means. Most of our opportunities are…

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Unhappiness is toxic. Throughout the years, I’ve learned there are certain traits and habits chronically unhappy people seem to have mastered. But before diving in with you, let me preface this and say: we all have bad days, even weeks when we fall down in all seven areas. “The mind is its own place, and…

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As with any mindset, negativity is more than just a thought. It’s your feelings, your beliefs, your actions, your future, and your soul. It isn’t something to be taken lightly. Therefore, I try to avoid negativity as much as I can. I don’t gossip, I don’t hold onto grudges, I don’t dwell on disappointment, but…

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Nami(@namichikhlia) blogs about her experience of depression and how discovering a passion for drawing helped her cope. Last year, I gave a talk about my life at a meet-up event to an audience of about 80 people. I was excited to talk about many things, like the time I lived in Japan, the time I…

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Everyone’s heard this self-help platitude: We need to love ourselves before we can love anyone else. This may sound wise, but it misses a great truth; if we want to experience true intimacy, we need to be taught to love aspects of ourselves–again and again–by the people around us. Charlie Chaplin is best known today…

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Anxiety and depression are two mental health disorders that many of us simply don’t get. Nick Seluk, the artist behind the popular Awkward Yeti webcomic, partnered with Sarah Flanigan, a reader who submitted her story to him, to explain how dealing with these disorders is a daily struggle. We all experience anxiety and depression at…