Okay, here's a sad truth: when you decide you're ready to start recovering from your mental illness, it isn't going to get better right away. And even when things do start to get better, it isn't permanent. Recovery isn't linear, no matter how much we want it to be. Intellectually, I knew this when I… Continue reading Mental Health Monday: Recovery Isn’t Linear
For today's Mental Health Monday, I want to talk about "little t" trauma. Before we can really dig into what that is, I think it's important to address "big T" trauma. "Big T" trauma is what most people probably think of when they think of the word "trauma." Near-death experiences, war combat, sexual assault, and… Continue reading Mental Health Monday: What Is "Little T" Trauma?
Having a shame-based personality means that, at my core, I truly believe that I am a bad, unlovable person.
How can we keep recovering while all alone in our houses?
Surely there are no options outside of insurance, right? Wrong!
Self-care is supposed to be a way to take care of our bodies and minds so that we can improve our quality of life.
What if he feels responsible for "keeping Mommy happy"?
We need change. This is non-negotiable.
It really is possible to distract yourself from your distress without falling into patterns of avoidance.
The PERMA model gives us ways to positively impact our psyches, to help us water and weed and love the garden of our minds.