Good News Really Matters

Good News Really Matters

Let’s start the conversation, where do you go when you want to see some good news? Do you check out a site like Upworthy.com? Do you follow someone making fun content or beautiful art on social media? Do you find fun music on your favorite streaming app? What can we do to bring more kindness into our newsfeeds?

Where do you go to find the good in this world?

When it Comes to Mental Health Finances Matter

When it Comes to Mental Health Finances Matter

What we see there is that mental health problems can create debt. When we cannot work, our healthcare costs skyrocket, and we can find ourselves in a poor financial situation. That poor financial situation creates more stress and emotional labor, contributing to mental health issues.

Whether the mental health problem or financial struggle came first doesn’t matter. Once we are in the cycle, it will continue round and round.

That’s what cycles do.

Living in Survival Mode

Living in Survival Mode

Maybe, instead of blaming people for overreacting, we should consider for a moment why they do not feel safe. And instead of beating ourselves up for overreacting, we consider how to ground ourselves and remind ourselves of our safety when the need arises.

As survivors, our healing depends on our ability to create a life where we feel safe. That means both being in a safe place and learning to recognize that safety to get out of this constant survival mode. That mode is not sustainable. It was never meant to be a constant state of being.

Shared Links (weekly) Dec. 25 2022 – Merry Christmas Edition

Shared Links (weekly) Dec. 25 2022 – Merry Christmas Edition

Consider The Time of Day When Scheduling Therapy

Consider The Time of Day When Scheduling Therapy

Let me acknowledge this first, as soon as I saw the headline of this article, I immediately thought, “who gets to choose what time of day they go to their therapy appointments? You take whatever you can get!”

Is There A Best Time Of Day For Therapy? Here’s What Therapists Say

That’s not wrong. On the other hand, I think there are some good points to consider when you choose, if you have a choice, about the time of day.

Sharing – Growth Requires Unlearning as Much as Learning

Sharing – Growth Requires Unlearning as Much as Learning

As children in an abusive situation, we may have learned a lot of things that helped us survive that situation. Outside of that situation, as adults, however, it may be time to unlearn some of those things.

For example, we can’t learn to trust a person as an adult until we first unlearn that “fact” we took from childhood that no one was to be trusted. We can’t learn to love ourselves until we unlearn the blame and shame we took upon ourselves due to the abuse.