Having a Sense of Humor about Our Mental Illness

Having a Sense of Humour about Our Mental Illness

When we suffer from depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder, it can be really easy to get swallowed up by our disease and begin taking ourselves and our diagnosis very seriously. After all, for some of us, these conditions can make us fundamentally question our existence – it can be a life or death experience for […]

Reaching Out – An Act with Two Sides

Reaching Out – An Act with Two Sides

Putting your hand out – sometimes we do it when we need help. Sometimes we do it to pull someone else up. No matter the reason why we reach out, this act can make a profound impact on someone’s life. First we need to look at reaching out when we’re the one who needs help. […]

What Courage Looks Like – With Depression and Anxiety

What Courage Looks Like – With Depression and Anxiety

Courage. It means something different to each of us. Some people find courage in testing themselves, running a marathon or climbing a mountain. Some people find it in looking to God for help. Others sit there trembling and unsure, wishing they had the courage to do something about their present situation. When you’re a baby, […]

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Where I Stand Five Months After My Mental Health Crisis

Five months ago I was released from a psychiatric hospital after admitting myself for suicidal ideations. My mind and my life have revolved around my time there since then. It was a life-changing experience for me. It was a time when I realised that I had to put myself first, that I had to take […]

Don’t be Afraid – Fear

Don’t be Afraid – Fear

If you love to read, be sure to visit our beautiful library of books. You will find books on Buddhism, Yoga, Stress relief, anxiety and depression. Click Here to go and have a look 🙂 Fear is only a delusion of our intelligence. Fear becomes real only when we allow our Egos to persuade us […]

Over and Over Again – Lessons From Reccurrent Depression

Over and Over Again – Lessons From Recurrent Depression

Many people suffer from depression at some point in their lives. Some suffer from major depression. Some of those suffer from recurrent major depression, and on average will have four episodes during their lifetime. And some of those people suffer from chronic major depression, meaning they will suffer repeatedly throughout their lives. Based on the […]

How Can You Help Someone With a Mental Illness

How Can You Help Someone With a Mental Illness?

How Can You Help Someone With a Mental Illness? People have asked me what they can do to help someone who has a mental illness. This list is based largely on my own experience and it will vary from person to person, but I think it can be used as a good starting place if […]

How Running Made Me the Ultimate Optimist

How Running Made Me the Ultimate optimist

Beautiful books….this way! How running made me the ultimate optimist… I used to hate running. I thought I could never do it because I didn’t have the right body. Luckily, my first summer job I worked in a marketing department and my coworkers were all runners. Every Tuesday/Thursday at lunch we would hit the trails. […]

Remember to Breathe

Remember to Breathe

Sometimes you just have to remember to breathe. That’s what I put as my Facebook status today. I probably should have given myself that advice about two weeks ago. I don’t think I’ve allowed myself to breathe in that long. It’s been a stressful time, preparing to file for bankruptcy is not a comfortable process, […]

And as the Clouds go by…So Should Your Thoughts

And as the Clouds go by…So Should Your Thoughts

If you would like to visit our library, Click Here 🙂 Hope you enjoy! How many times in your day do you notice your thoughts? Truly just notice the thoughts that come and go within your mind the way that clouds come and go across the sky? Thoughts about work, that grocery list that has […]

Turn Me Upside Down Again

Turn Me Upside Down Again

For the third time in the past nine months, I find myself making a major life decision. I’ve quit a good job, put myself in a psychiatric hospital and now I’m going to be filing for bankruptcy. I don’t take these decisions lightly, they’re important. And if I’m perfectly honest with myself, I hate change. […]

Talking To Myself- Self-Talk In Our Lives

Talking To Myself: Self-Talk In Our Lives

Sitting in my therapist’s office and we’d spent most of the hour talking about how tangled up I was in the anxiety I’d been feeling. I told him how wound tight I had been feeling worrying about things that were going on in my life. He knows I’m a writer and he gave me a […]