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The Type of Self Care You Really Need

Feeling stressed when you think of self care? Like you’re not able to do everything you “should,” that you’re falling behind? Well, isn’t that kind of backwards? Self care should be about truly honoring our needs and it should come from a place of love and self respect, not obligation or pressure from society. When we treat self care like something we’re obligated to do, we set ourselves up for feeling bad if we can’t...

Pulling Through a Depression Relapse

It is terrifying when our mental illnesses come back, completely out of the blue. We feel like we’re in the clear and then all the sudden we’re struck with a depression relapse or some other resurgence of symptoms. To add to the intensity, it always seems to feel worse than it did in the past. Our mental illnesses naturally come and go. It’s part of the healing process and—as we all know quite well—recovery is...

How to make friends that really love you

How to Make Friends that Really Love You

Feel like it’s impossible to make friends that treat you well? Partners that respect you as a person? Maybe you find yourself always in relationships that end up turning out poorly. How to make friends that truly love us can feel elusive when we have a mental illness. It’s possible, though, and sometimes our loneliness is the gateway to these loving friendships. I used to think loneliness was a sign I was doing something wrong. That...

How to prevent the dangers of emotional burnout

How to Prevent the Dangers of Emotional Burnout

Have you ever lashed out at someone you love for no reason? Have you ever felt so exhausted that you hoped you’d sleep forever? That life was too overwhelming to want to keep going? These all have one cause: emotional burnout. And it can be avoided and handled well, without putting you or your relationships at risk. Emotional burnout is a serious thing. It’s complete and total emotional exhaustion. When we’ve used up all our reserves,...

3 body hacks to stop anxiety in its tracks, text in white box over image of shallow ocean beach

3 Body Hacks to Stop Anxiety in Its Tracks

Wish you could instantly stop an oncoming anxiety attack? Fortunately for all of us with anxiety disorders, there are powerful ways we can use our body’s biology to stop anxiety. I’ve saved myself from many panic attacks with these techniques. Your body is a powerful and capable entity. It gives you the ability to rush into flight or fight mode when threatened and this response—which evolved over millions of years—is something that can save your...

Negative thoughts are a myth.

Negative Thoughts are a Myth

This single trick can help you take some of your most critical thoughts and use them to grow faster, better, and stronger. All it takes is a little mental reframing. So, what is this cool thing? It’s that positive and negative thoughts are a myth. Every single thought has a purpose. It has something it can teach us, show us, or help us heal. We can have feel-good thoughts or thoughts that hurt, but this doesn’t...

3 self help ideas making us feel not good enough

3 Self Help Ideas Making Us Feel Not Good Enough

You are so dedicated to your healing, so willing to do the work to recover, and yet there might be a little voice that keeps asking “am I doing enough?” Self help ideas sometimes shame us into thinking we’re not. Despite the transformative offerings in these fields, those of us with mental illnesses and disabilities are left behind. Where are the personal development leaders that live with our conditions? Where are those that understand us? They’re...

How to Find the Best Coping Strategies for You

How to Find the Best Coping Strategies for You

Coping strategies are super important, but the best ones can be a little elusive. Maybe you’ve thought of a fantastic technique to use, but you can rarely find the energy to act on it when you’re distressed. Maybe you always turn towards an instant fix, but you know it actually hurts you in the long run. If you’ve been stumped by either of these things, this episode is for you. Related blog: How to Break Free of Any...

2 Things to Help You Keep Going When Life Gets Tough

2 Things to Help You Keep Going When Life Gets Tough

We all get tired. Fighting a mental illness every day is no easy task. It takes a lot of strength, courage, and resilience. It takes even more guts to want to thrive beyond recovery—to want to feel joyous and engaged and in love with life. When life gets tough, we naturally want things to slow down. Sometimes, we trick ourselves into believing the only escape is through completely giving up. [tweetshare tweet="It takes guts to thrive beyond...

How to Break Free of Any Self Defeating Cycle

Self-sabotage is a real thing, and it’s something many of us do way too often. We make one mistake, feel guilty, and ‘accidentally’ dig ourselves into a deeper hole. It’s like the guilt forced us to do things that made us feel even worse. If you’ve felt stuck in any type of self defeating cycle, this blog will show you all you need to break free of it. Why Break Free? [tweetshare tweet="When you’re free of self...

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