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Mind and Body

Beyond 101: On Guidepost 4 (Cultivating Gratitude and Joy)

October 28, 2016 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

For an introduction to Dr. Brené Brown’s 10 guideposts, see this post. For more on the topic, see her book “The Gifts of Imperfection.”

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Dare to Share

October 7, 2016 |

If you’re like me, depression can be easy to ignore for years.

“This is just a bad week.”

“I haven’t seen my friends because I’ve been too busy.”

“Everyone feels like this sometimes. It’s not really depression.”

“Someone else … Read More

Invisible Illness Week

October 7, 2016 | | One Comment

Dealing with a chronic illness isn’t new for me. I’ve been dealing with autoimmune arthritis for a third of my life.

What is new (and terrible in ways I did not expect) was how it interacts with mental illness, in … Read More

Never Felt As Good As How I Do Right Now

October 5, 2016 |

Welcome back guest writer Beth with a piece on invisible illness for Invisible Illness Awareness Week. 

Let me start this post by saying that I LOVE Jonathan Coulton. You might know him from the video game “Portal” and his song … Read More

Beyond 101: On Guidepost 3 (Resilient Spirit)

September 28, 2016 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

For an introduction to Dr. Brené Brown’s 10 guideposts, see this post. For more on the topic, see her book “The Gifts of Imperfection.”

Guidepost … Read More

Beyond 101: On Self-Compassion (Guidepost 2)

September 9, 2016 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

For an introduction to Dr. Brené Brown’s 10 guideposts, see this post. For more on the topic, see her book “The Gifts of Imperfection.”

Guidepost … Read More

Beyond 101: On Cultivating Authenticity (Guidepost One of a Wholehearted Life)

August 12, 2016 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

In her book “The Gifts of Imperfection,” Brené Brown highlights what she calls guideposts: 10 things that the wholehearted people she studied had in … Read More

Beyond 101: On Self Harm

July 8, 2016 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

I’ve had a few requests on Twitter to talk about self harm from a professional’s perspective here on the site. The fact is, self harm is … Read More

Shame Is The Worst Motivator

May 13, 2016 |

This article is part of a series going deeper into mental health and wellness. 

I tend to go on about shame, because I know that shame is responsible for a lot of what we struggle with, both individually and as … Read More

This is What Chronic Illness Looks Like

May 6, 2016 |

A Monday, in bed:

I didn’t sleep well. Every time I would move or try to roll over, the pain in my wrist or my shoulder or my hip would wake me up. Eventually, my alarm goes off and I … Read More