Coping With Grief During the Holidays

I talked a little bit in last week’s newsletter and on Instagram about how this is the first holiday season after my Mom’s death in February. (I’ve since created a workbook on Grief. you can check it out here) There are some days when I don’t think about it and other days when it feels like it’s the only thing on my mind. These past few weeks it’s more the latter. The holidays are hard for so many reasons anyway that grief can add another layer. I’d like to be able to tell you that I’ve got it all figured out. I don’t. Not even close. This post is not written from a point of “these are things I’ve done and they will heal your grief”. Nope. I’m right there with you trying to take my own advice. Grieving and hurting and mostly trying to pretend that I’m okay and that…

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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 your daily life and how you love yourself. It affects every aspect of your life. The way you talk about yourself, the way you see yourself, the way you function in your everyday life. It’s hard to love yourself when it feels like your brain in sabotaging everything that you’re…

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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 I’m fine and then something (usually) little happens and suddenly I’m feeling all of the feels. Distress tolerance is about bringing those feelings back down to a manageable level so that you’re able to deal with them without being destructive or lashing out. It’s essential to know how to self-soothe.…

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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 my Instagram as a mini journal to my thoughts. That’s why I want to share these journaling prompts for mental health! Journaling and writing in general, has helped me overcome so many things in my life. I’ve written letters of forgiveness and letting go and then watched them go up…

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