Author: Tara Richardson

How To Be Kinder to You in 2017

posted Friday, December 30, 2016

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Are you hard on yourself? Me too. I was a terribly sensitive child (oh, how I have come to hate the word ‘sensitive’!) right from the get-go, seemingly doomed to a life consumed with self-hatred and setting unrelenting, unattainable standards for myself. My parents parenting skills were not lacking, it’s just that their comforting methods […]

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TED talks can change your life…

posted Monday, October 10, 2016

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

If you let them, of course. But first, a definition of what TED is: TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business […]

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3 Tips for a Successful Life Transition

posted Wednesday, September 7, 2016

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Do you have some sort of life transition you’re going through? New school? New career? New marriage? New divorce? New move? New age? Of course you do! Such is life! I am not, and I predict many of you reading are not either, a loving fan of transitions. Unless of course it somehow includes the […]

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Journaling for the Soul

posted Tuesday, August 23, 2016

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

I have been that adolescent girl who wrote all the words I didn’t dare say out loud. I am also that almost 30 year old woman who journals and again, writes words that I still don’t speak of. I’m sure reading this you are either one of three people: the one who eagerly pours your […]

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When a loved one is struggling with mental illness

posted Monday, August 8, 2016

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

This blog is for the many who are caring for a loved one with mental illness. You are strong, amazing, and resilient people. Your loved one is lucky to have you. I used to believe that I, the one who battled internal demons endlessly, was the most hopeless and the most out of control in […]

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How your friends are making you obsessed with your body

posted Monday, July 18, 2016

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Imagine going shopping with your girlfriends: You head to the change room and come out to model your new look saying, “Once I lose this belly then this dress will look amazing”, and they tell you about a new diet that might help. Your friend notices another woman in there trying on a swimsuit and […]

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Living with Intention

posted Thursday, June 23, 2016

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

I recently discovered that starting the day with an intention in mind makes me more aware of my thoughts, more likely to pause to reflect on daily events, and contributes to me having a better day. Now, we can all go and say, ‘yes I intend to do this and this and this today’. That […]

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Reinforcing your Character Strengths

posted Sunday, April 10, 2016

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

If you enjoy that the internet can tell you more about who you are as a person than you already know, then checking out the VIA Institute on Character survey on strengths is a wonderful opportunity to enlighten yourself…about yourself. (The survey can be found here: https://www.viacharacter.org/www/) The surprisingly simple 120 question test analyzes these […]

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The Thin = Happiness Myth

posted Wednesday, March 9, 2016

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

I blog on all things mental health related but I tend to skip over what is likely the most common reason people pick up self-help books: weight loss. The reason I skip over it is because I am currently recovering from an eating disorder and don’t find these books particularly healthy or appropriate for me. […]

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#dailygratefulness

posted Wednesday, February 24, 2016

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

This month I embarked on a daily gratefulness journey on Instagram. Every day I have been taking a photo or finding one online of something that I am grateful for. I know I tend to take the little things for granted- gratefulness included. It’s not the most popular Instagram account out there. I suppose my […]

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