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Beyond 101

A series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

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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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.”

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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.”

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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

Beyond 101: Self Care

March 11, 2016 |

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

I’m having a stressful week and also having a hormonally compromised week, so I figure now is a good time to talk about self care.

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Beyond 101: Shame Shields

November 27, 2015 |

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

As someone who is deeply conflict-averse, I am always looking for new ways to approach conflict that make the whole process less stressful. I wrote … Read More

Mental Health Beyond 101: Chronic Illness and Why Normal Is a Trap

November 12, 2015 |

 

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

There are a lot of things about having a chronic illness that suck: taking a lot of meds, people not understanding what it is … Read More

Mental Health Beyond 101: There Is No Normal

November 6, 2015 |

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

Many times, when people struggle with their health, they lament that they wish they were normal. I do, too. I wish I didn’t have anxiety … Read More