Browsing Category : mental health

Counseling: A Brave Choice During Christmas.


This is a sponsored post by BetterHelp, an online counseling service.  Well, it’s here! The busiest time of year: December….and Christmas. Whether you celebrate or not, it does seem to be busier for everyone this month- whether it’s at work or at home. Parties abound, schedules get packed, and even the simplest errand is more hectic as shoppers triple.  I…

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How Self-Care Puts You On Top Mentally.


It’s scary stuff, and yet so many put their mental health on the line every day to stay longer at the office, finish that project and earn that promotion. Work is often to blame for the worst stresses of modern life, and when you throw social pressure into the mix, it makes for a nasty recipe.

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The Battle With Anxiety


This girl just had an anxiety attack, although you can’t tell by looking at the picture. Isabella has been wired with anxiety since day one. When she was little, I thought it was my fault.

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The Time Hunter Cried at a Wedding.


It wasn’t until the first dance of the new couple that the emotions of the day really hit him. Speeches were done, dinner had been served and then they announced the first dance of the Mr and Mrs.. When the couple hit the dance floor and the love song started, Hunter came running back to Josh and I, silently weeping.

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Dear Unhealthy Self, I’m Here For You. Love, Healthy Self.


I hand my unhealthy self a bottle of water and take away the can of pop she’s holding. The first small step, I indicate, without words. My unhealthy self nods in silent agreement and gratefulness. I hug my unhealthy self in a warm embrace. “I’m here for you,” I whisper, “I’m always here for you”. 

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How Manic Phases Effect Finances When You’re Bipolar.


Why would mania be a struggle, it’s the “happy” part of bipolar disorder right? Essentially, yes. Words synonymous to mania are passion and enthusiasm- unfortunately, lunacy and craziness are also synonyms. Deep in the throws of mania, I’m an emotional “yes man”. My inhibitions are lowered and I’m craving socialization, so nothing sounds like a bad idea. I am incapable of checking myself. Mania can create some of the saddest moments of the illness.

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Why INFJ Personalities Often Feel Like Outsiders


INFJ personalities account for less than 1% of the population. It stands for Introverted, INtuitive, Feeling and Judging. This weird mix of traits means that an INFJ often feels like an outsider. Since INFJ are intuitive introverts, they can feel they are one step ahead of everyone and an observer. They can use their keen observational skills and “spidey senses”…

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