8 Tips for managing social anxiety
Just because something doesn't show up the way you'd expect, doesn't mean it's not worth welcoming.
Cognitive distortions often go hand-in-hand with depression and anxiety, but the good news is that we can develop skills to correct these patterns and even lessen mental illness symptoms.
Thanks again to Beckie's Mental Mess for this week's insightful prompt about how social media impacts our mental health. Conscious use of social media has been something I have advocated for since starting this blog and it's what actually led me to start the mentally me hashtag. Realizing the power social media has, both good and bad, [...]
It was never about who was doing better or who had it worse. Instead, it was always about the bravery of each and every person who took a step forward no matter how uncertain they were of the journey.
I'm all for promoting good mental and physical health, but it appears our current standards are at odds for both. So yes, it might be safer for people to pursue a more realistic ideal that doesn't take us as far away from who we truly are or what our body naturally wants to do, but if we leave the decision in someone else's hands, we will forever be surrendering our own power.
If you had told me "you can't heal what you can't feel" a few months ago, I probably would have smacked you.
When was the last time you tried something for the first time? After living in Canada for 21 years, this weekend I finally had the chance to go skiing for the first time. Despite my initial reluctance - i.e. that I dislike the snow, winter and being cold - I had such a good time. [...]
A candle that smells like cookies. Sunshine glistening off fresh snow. A cool evening breeze through my bedroom window. A cats purr. Christmas decorations. My morning cup of coffee. A warm scarf. Clean dishes. An interesting list of books to read. Worlds waiting to be discovered. A back massage from my boyfriend. Music. Feeling like [...]