Panic attacks and social anxiety

Panic Attacks And Social Anxiety

Anxiety can really twist our brains around. It skews our perspective. It keeps us looking over our shoulder, watching for an invisible fear. This was my experience on an anxious day during the summer with my wife’s family. I like her family, I’ve always gotten along with them well, but you might not know that […]

Mindfullness And Anxiety

Mindfulness And Anxiety

Anxiety feels awful. It can be the crippling force that makes people give up on their dreams and throw away the things they love. If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety, we highly recommend you seek advice from friends over at www.counselling-directory.org.uk. Given the choice, almost no one who has ever experienced anxiety would ever choose to feel […]

Social stigmas and depression

“He says he’s depressed, I think he is just lazy” – Social Stigma And Depression

  To promote your own business, site or blog on our site Click Here. “He says he’s depressed. I think he’s just lazy and making excuses.” “You just need to pick yourself up by the bootstraps and you’ll be all right.” “She’s crazy. She can’t control her own emotions.” “He doesn’t have enough willpower to […]

Stop Attaching yourself to bad memories that could trigger depression

Stop Attaching Yourself To Bad Memories That Could Trigger Depression

  To promote your business, site or blog on our site Click Here. We all have stories to tell. That’s part of the beauty of being human. We each have different experiences with our own unique perspectives to share. We become closer to other people when we share our stories. The more we share, the more […]

Far away in the same place

Far Away In The Same Place

To promote your own business, site or blog on our site Click Here. This is what life can be like when a husband and wife both suffer from mental illness. “Hi Mommy,” squeaked our youngest daughter as my wife came through the door after work. “Hi baby,” she replied, walking through the kitchen to drop […]

Lessons ive learned from my kids that help me deal with mental illness

Lessons I’ve Learned From My Kids That Help Me Deal With Mental Illness

I’ve been a parent for twelve years now. I’ve suffered from depression and anxiety for longer than that. But when I step back and think about watching my three girls grow up, I see many lessons I could take from them and apply to my mental illness. Kids haven’t been jaded by life, they haven’t […]

procrastination 101

Procrastination 101

“Maybe I’ll be more in the mood to read that Daily Zen post about procrastination tomorrow. I just don’t feel up for it today.” Now, now, don’t be like that. There will be a new post tomorrow, and another one the day after that, and then another – you’ll never get caught up. And the further […]

Learn To Understand Your Emotions And Appreciate How Others Perceive The World

Learn To Understand Your Emotions And Appreciate How Others Perceive The World

  A person’s outlook on life can make a huge difference to the way they experience reality. If you’re perpetually grumpy and pessimistic, you’ll be pleasantly surprised when things go right, but you might still manage to find something to complain about. If you’re always happy and excited, you might enjoy life more than anyone […]

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The Death of Perfection

  “Seeking security or perfection, rejoicing in feeling confirmed and whole, self-contained and comfortable, is some kind of death. It doesn’t have any fresh air. There’s no room for something to come in and interrupt all that. We are killing the moment by controlling our experience. Doing this is setting ourselves up for failure, because […]

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The Truth About Recovery From Anxiety & Depression

You’ve been suffering for a long time and feel like you’ve already hit rock-bottom. You’re in treatment, you check in with your doctor regularly and think you’re pointed in the right direction. Maybe you can even see the light at the end of the tunnel. The rest of the way should be a piece of […]

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“I Am Depressed” – Stopping Negative Thoughts

Many of us who suffer from depression get locked into patterns of negative thinking, feeling and actions that we perform almost automatically. Our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations become jumbled and we can’t decipher which is triggering our negative behaviour towards ourselves. All we might realize is that we’re locked into some sort of habit […]

how i have learnt to love myself

How I’m Learning To Love Myself

  ”We cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa “What we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa The hills […]