“She’s so mean.” “My job is boring.” “I’m trapped in this situation.” “You don’t care about me.” Can you separate the above statements into facts and non-facts? Most of us struggle to do this. The truth is, all the above statements are assumptions. Because someone snapped at you doesn’t make them mean, except from your … More Separating Fact From Thought And Emotion
For years, I always thought self-harm was physically harming yourself when you’re dealing with depression. I was always grateful I never cut myself and thought I’d been evading self-harm, even when my depression spiraled out of control again and again. Except, I was engaging in a type of self-harm that hurt me at my deepest … More Non-Physical Self-Harm
Is comparing our pain to others’ helpful? Find out how to validate your unique pain and begin to heal from it! Remember to subscribe for more updates, and if you have any thoughts, please leave a comment. I’d love to hear from you!
Hello! Self-care is about so much more than bubble baths and nature walks—it’s about taking whatever action benefits and serves us, whether or not that is comfortable.
When I was in the darkest period of my depression, one piece of feedback I received from those around me was, “You always talk about the same thing!” This was sometimes given in exasperation or just as an observation. I resented it at the time and am only now realizing that rehashing an issue over … More Rehashing the Same Issue Again and Again
That’s a tough question, and as I answer this, please remember that the ultimate choice is yours and varies for each individual and situation. These are some general guidelines I’m drawing from using my own experience to give you a jumping board to find your own answers! For myself, I hate being on any medication … More When Should I Take Medication For My Depression?
Mantras are something I only discovered fairly recently, but using them has already proven powerful in directing my thoughts down new pathways. What is a mantra? A mantra is a statement you repeat throughout the day or throughout a meditation session and, through repetition, this new statement or thought seeps into your mind and begins … More How To Use Mantras