With the power of technology and connection these days we really have the ability to make or break habits in the palm of our hands. Taking responsibility for my social media usage and the kind of content I engage with has been really beneficial in my recovery journey. Battling mental illness can be nothing short [...]
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.
Now if you didn't already know, I'm a sucker for a good list (or any itemized index that allows me hold onto the fleeting notion that there's some semblance of order or logic in my life) but I'm sitting here looking at my agenda of counselling "homework" and dreading having to sequentially confront my own [...]
Rolling over in bed this morning, Thinking “I don’t want to do this”. Chatting with the cab driver, Realizing how lucky I truly am. Sitting on the bus, Struck with the uncertainty of it all. Considering the old ways I used to find “control”. Scrambling through airport security, Smiling at cheerful David behind the desk, [...]
Hi everyone! I know it's been a while since I last posted and bit longer since I shared the previous "Recovery Resources" (Emotional Awareness), so here we are with the next update in the series - Distress Tolerance. As I previously mentioned, these posts are primarily a way for me to reflect on the DBT skills [...]
[Potential CW] It's often hard to honour a commitment to someone you dislike, So sometimes it's easier to think of self-care and healing as honouring the "Me" who got me here. Doing it for my younger self who was afraid, confused, and alone, but who held on despite it all. The child who blew out [...]