I was browsing twitter (great habit huh) the other day and I stumbled upon this post about a bot, that is designed to help you through some rough times. The creators are very strict about the fact that Woebot is not a therapist, and is not a substitute for your mental health care. I was very happy to read … Read more Woebot, the cool new mental health tool!
Wherever you are in this life, you can use these benefits to grow, develop yourself and find peace.
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 … Read more Don’t Be Sorry
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 … Read more Reasons
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 … Read more Codependency; the story of how we lost and regained our power.
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 … Read more 15 Negative Attitudes of Chronically Unhappy People
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 … Read more How to Fall in Love with Yourself
According to the World Health Organization, 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide. With numbers like that, it is highly likely that you know someone who’s suffered from it if you haven’t yourself. And depression isn’t the only mental illness out there – from anxiety to other mood disorders, there are quite a few. Whether … Read more 21 Things To Do To Improve Your Mental Health & Wellbeing
All day, every day, life is like this. Fear. Apprehension. Avoidance. Pain. Anxiety about what you said. Fear that you said something wrong. Worry about others’ disapproval. Afraid of rejection, of not fitting in. Anxious to enter a conversation, afraid you’ll have nothing to talk about. Hiding what’s wrong with you deep inside, putting up … Read more 15 Things Only People With Social Anxiety Would Understand