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Self reflect in the most self loving way

Self Reflect in the Most Self Loving Way

You deserve to enter this New Year with pride. With joy for who you are and all you have accomplished over the past year. This compassion and optimism comes with a beautiful form of self reflection, one that inspires your journey. Self reflection, if done in a critical way, can make us feel bad about ourselves. The last thing you want is to enter this new year feeling down about the past 12 months. You...

Conquer chronic stress with these 6 practical habits

Conquer Chronic Stress with These 6 Practical Habits

Maybe you have stellar techniques for handling short term stress. A panic attack. Nerves before a presentation. But, what about chronic stress? It’s the kind that zaps our energy, leaving us exhausted even in the first moments of a new day. Chronic stress is, to say the least, no fun. It takes a toll on our physical, mental, and emotional health especially if we let it become unchecked. Also, as the lovely title of chronic...

4 Common Struggles with Self Worth & How to Heal Them

4 Common Struggles with Self Worth & How to Heal Them

Self worth is a serious battle for many of us living with mental illness. We reject good things when they happen. We put ourselves down even when complimented. Maybe we even take senseless risks because we simply don’t care enough about ourselves to avoid danger. All of these manifestations of low self worth are common. You’re not alone in this struggle. And you will not be stuck with it forever. One of the most painful...

Rejecting tough emotions? Empower yourself with radical self acceptance

Rejecting Tough Emotions? Empower Yourself with Radical Acceptance

Do you feel like a bad person for holding sadness, anger, or shame? Like there is something wrong with you when you feel them? When you reject these emotions, you reject yourself. Your authenticity. Your Truth. You hold the most divine love just out of reach, simply by pushing away these feelings. When you pull them close and give them an inner hug, this compassion will come flooding back. It’s through radical acceptance that we...

Feeling Grateful in the Midst of Struggle

Gratitude is good for us, but how the heck do we foster an “attitude of gratitude” when life is super tough? When it’s hard to get through each day, the last thing we want to do is count our blessings. Feeling grateful seems nearly impossible. Gratitude is even more important when life is hard. This is when we need it the most. Feeling grateful is not about erasing the hardship from our life. It’s important that...

When Walking Away from Someone You Love is Healing

Is it wrong to walk away from someone you care about? Even if you know it’s the right thing to do, how do you leave the relationship without feeling horribly guilty? Walking away from someone you love, and someone who still loves you back, is not an easy thing to do. But, it can be a crucial step towards the life you’ve dreamed of living. Walking away from someone you love is not an immoral...

Embrace Love Despite a Fear of Abandonment

Are you so afraid of being left alone that you cling to your loved ones? Or perhaps you push them away when the relationship gets too close. Both of these stem from a really common thing: a fear of abandonment. It can be frightening to live with and, with social connections so crucial for our wellbeing, a fear of abandonment can take it’s toll on us. Fortunately, despite how common this fear is, every single one...

4 quick ways to lower stress at work

4 Quick Ways to Lower Stress at Work

Do you feel like work keeps piling up? Like you always have more to do, no matter how fast you are completing tasks? This sort of constant catching up is one of the biggest causes of stress at work. And, when we already live with anxiety or another mental illness, it can make a huge impact on our health. Finding moments to rest in the middle of work is crucial for our wellbeing. We need...

Finding freedom from the fear of failure

Finding Freedom from the Fear of Failure

Failure is a natural and beautiful part of reaching our goals. It arises when we take the risks necessary to expand our lives, ourselves, and our world. This is why a fear of failure can significantly hold us back. It can keep us bound to a past we no longer want to be a part of. The fear of failure is so common because we see our shortcomings as a negative reflection on ourselves. We say...

5 ways we can better accept mental health issues

5 Ways We Can Better Accept Mental Health Issues

There is a lot of work that needs to be done to accept people living with mental health issues. We fight daily stigma, misunderstanding, and conflict when living with a mental illness. Despite the world needing to change so much, we can make a huge impact when we speak up, even as one single person. Mental health issues are common. According to NAMI, 1 in 5 adults experience a mental illness. 1 in 25 experience that...

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