We All Have Mental Health and It Matters

I did a bad thing. I read the comments and everyone knows you NEVER read the comments! ūüėā A few days ago one of my quotes made it onto Wordporn and I read the comments. The quote was “Don’t use rest or self-care as a reward for being productive. If you need a break, you need a break, it’s not something you should make yourself earn at the expense of your mental health.” There were some less than lovely comments:“This mentality is what’s wrong with people today.”“Don’t cater to your mental illness.”“Stop using mental health as an excuse for laziness.” One comment was:“When did mental illness become fashionable?” But here’s the thing – we all have mental health even if we don’t have a mental illness. And while I am so passionate about providing tools for anxiety and depression, I also know that it’s not everyone’s experience. I don’t think…

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What You Can Do To Keep Away The Covid Blues

Morning lovely humans! I know how difficult this time is so I wanted to give you a few tips on how to navigate this unique situation and the challenges we’re all facing. The most important thing is to understand that we’re all going through a collective trauma. It’s scary. There’s anxiety. And often it feels like there’s not much we can do. I hope these tips help just a little. I¬†want to remind you to give yourself a break.¬†Whether you have to go to work,¬†or you’re feeling at home and lonely,¬†or at home and overwhelmed,¬†or worried about current/future finances –¬†give yourself a break.¬†Let yourself cry about it.¬†¬† If you find that you are having a particularly hard time emotionally or mentally, you are not alone. Everyone is going though this and it helps to remember you’re not the only one feeling all of those emotions. But let’s talk about a…

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What Are Your Core Needs?

Your core is the essential, most important part of who you are and it’s important that you nourish that part. So often we put ourselves on autopilot in our day-to-day. Sleep. Eat. Work/School. Rinse and repeat. We’re so busy functioning and paying bills and responsibilities that we forget to do those things that nourish our core self. Who are you at your core and what things fuel that part of you? Really take a moment to think about that. Who are you when you are at your most authentic self? Shed those layers, just for a moment, of all of the things that you have to be and just focus on who you are. Priestess. Mystic. Witch. Free Spirit. Adventurer. Traveler. Warrior. Activist. Creator. Artist. Writer. Reader. Dancer. Yogi. Singer. What word would you use to describe yourself? Ask yourself what awakens that part of who you are. What makes…

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Being Mentally Prepared For The Winter Months

It’s officially winter so I wanted to take some time to talk about how we can take care of our mental health. The impact of the winter on mental health can be greater than at other times of the year. Several factors can be causing this change such as shorter days and lack of sunshine. So, if you are someone who is struggling with this time of year then here are some suggestions for you to help you through a tough period. If your mental health is not affected by the winter then still read on because there are still some great suggestions! Coping Finding ways to cope with an increase in mental health issues is the most important thing to do. As soon as you notice symptoms, amp up your self-care! People who face difficulties with their mental health should keep coping mechanisms recorded somewhere so that they know they…

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