Why are some people’s lives objectively harder than others? Yes, “everyone has their shit,” but still, since the dawn of time this question has plagued philosophers, clergymen, doctors, artists, and yes, even us mere mortals. I myself have looked at those around me and pondered this great mystery. But isn’t it funny. The answer isContinue reading “Your “Hard Life” Is Your Gift | Why some people’s lives are harder than others – What you need to read today”
Imagine a string that comprises all aspects of mental health: mood (positive and negative), emotion (happiness, sadness, anger, joy, grief), stress, anxiety, and of course, illness. At rest, the string is stable with weight distributed equally. Then something happens, a trigger. Maybe an incident at work or a fight with a spouse. Add a weightContinue reading “How To NOT Snap – My String Strategy | Harnessing Indifference To Stay Centered”
What should we do when everything feels so out of control? Living with so much uncertainty is hard. Human beings crave information about the future in the same way we crave food, sex, and other primary rewards. Our brains perceive ambiguity as a threat, and they try to protect us by diminishing our ability toContinue reading “Three Ways to Cope With Uncertainty | by Christine L. Carter, Ph.D.”
“…use your disability to be more clutch, not as a crutch.” When we talk about mental health in the news, social media, medicine, so often the conversation has a tendency towards “doom and gloom.” I too am guilty of focusing on the challenges of living with a mental health disability, as if every day isContinue reading “Harnessing Positive Vibes | 6 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Mental Health “Good Days””
Only my second video so I am still getting the hang of it but I hope you find this helpful. My ‘Early Warning Signs’ video is about my Diagnosis Journey. I’ve never talked about the path to my bipolar diagnosis, a journey that took over 15 years. Here I am going into detail about theContinue reading “VIDEO – Early Warning Signs | My Mental Health Diagnosis Journey”
Video post. Last week I wrote about my struggle with “complicated grief” after the death of my grandmother. This weekend my family had another major loss. I promise to return to talking top travel and skincare tips soon, but first, this.
I know people are yearning for positive content in an effort to escape our distressing reality, but for many, the path to “normal” post-COVID will be through grief. So while this may not be what anyone necessarily wants to read right now, this is what everyone needs to read. *This will not be my mostContinue reading “Grief. It’s Complicated.”
Because sometimes it takes a miracle to get through Monday. I believe in miracles and I believe miracles have the profound capacity to touch people universally. On “Miracle Mondays” I want to share real-life inspiring stories: scientific and faith-based, as big as life-changing events/people, and as small or practical as getting a job/positive reinforcement. MiraclesContinue reading “Miracle Monday | TMS Treatment 9”