Self-Care For Bad Mental Health Days

Good morning lovely people. Let’s have a chat about mental health, again! It’s one of my goals in life to break the stigma, to make it something we can talk about, and more importantly, ask for help with. In the Mental Health add-on to my Self-Love Workbook, I share a list of self-care activities that can specifically benefit your mental health. I wanted to share some of them here. If this resonates with you, go check out the workbook, there are a ton of insightful questions and tips! Depression, anxiety, and other mental illness can have such an impact on…

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Distress Tolerance: Self-Soothing

I first heard of self-soothing as it relates to small children but a few years ago as I started practicing DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) I also learned that it’s a skill we need to cultivate as an adult. Making ourselves feel better is a pretty underrated talent. DBT focuses on four main things, mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. Distress tolerance is how we learn to bring ourselves down from super strong emotions. I used to have such strong spikes of emotion. My moods would go from 0 to 100 almost instantly. Anger, sadness, depression, overwhelm – one minute…

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12 Journaling Prompts for Mental Health

If you’ve been around here for a while then you know how passionate I am about using journaling as a tool for personal growth, reflection, and overall it-stops-me-from-completely-losing-my-mind. A lot of my products are based on journaling. Breathe. has a ton of journaling prompts to suss out the root of your anxiety while helping you to discover what coping mechanisms work for you. Journey Through Journaling is all about putting your personal journey into words. And then there’s this blog that is, at times, an open journal where I share my thoughts and I’ve noticed that I’ve kinda been using…

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Teen Suicide Prevention: Have you had “The Talk”?

There are a lot of things I am passionate about – spirituality, self-love, self-care – and I am passionate about them because they all have helped me manage my mental illness. Spirituality helps remind me that I am part of this amazing Universe. Self-love reminds me that I am worthy. Self-care reminds me to take care of myself and ask for help when I’m in a bad place. Anxiety and depression have been part of my life since I was 11 or 12. My very first journal has entries about wishing I could just disappear. About wanting to be a…

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