Wednesday Wisdom

How to Talk to Others About Mental Illness Now

I was sitting in my chair, trying to silence my snowballing anxiety, but you know how that goes. I was naseuous, dizzy, constantly rubbing my head and face, beating my skull against the chair, not able to speak with clarity, ect., very noticable symptoms. My sister-in-law just looked at me, then looked away. I felt judged, ignored, and crazy, for a lack of a better word. I would have preferred she had asked me what was happening with me, or how she could help me, at least acknowledge I was going through a rough time, struggling with my mental illness, …

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15 Ways to Show Gratitude and Improve Your Happiness

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Willie Nelson When our mental health is challenged by our circumstances and hardships, it can be hard to be thankful and grateful for what we have, but gratitude is actually the antidote to combat depression, sadness, and feeling moody and down.  Gratitude takes the focus off of what could be and shows thankfulness for what is.   Gratitude is a state of being thankful or appreciative.   The journal Psychiatry in an article entitled “Gratitude and Well Being” defines gratitude as “the appreciation of what is valuable and meaningful to …

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How to Accomplish Your Personal Goals with the 3 Cs

Wayne Gretzky, former Hockey player and NHL Hall of Famer, said, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” In other words, if you don’t even try to reach a goal, you will always fail.  The shots or chances you take, perhaps at battling a mental health issue, overcoming negative thinking, or accomplishing some other personal goal, will only happen if you take a shot in the metaphorical game.  There is a simple formula that can help you accomplish whatever you want in life.  They are called the Three Cs.  Choice.  Chance.  Change. You have to make the choice …

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10 Ways to Take Back Your Power

      There is something we all have in common no matter where we’re from or what we’ve been through:  most of us have the desire for power and control over ourselves and our life and circumstances.  Perhaps events in your life have you feeling victimized, or maybe your circumstances have left you  feeling powerless and helpless.   If you feel this way, you are not alone.  It is time to take back your power! Power over our life is a deep need we all have, but some feel they are lacking the power to influence or effect a change …

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