Mental Health / Self-Help

A Journey Towards Well-Being

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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Addicted to… Coffee?!

posted Monday, February 8, 2016

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

3 cups of coffee before 8am and I was…hyper… to put it mildly. To argue my point that doesn’t exist, let me explain that I had been awake since 2:30am so technically… okay, there’s no way to justify this. I feel clearer after my morning coffee. (2 makes me clear, 3 makes me weird.) Does […]

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The Laughter Effect

posted Thursday, January 28, 2016

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

Have you ever been in a yoga or meditation class…only to find someone else has the giggles and the next minute you’re in hysterics for, well, no reason? (Just so you know, the only reason I didn’t get kicked out of this class was because it was my last one- plus the laughter effect spread […]

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Ringing in the New Year with Resolutions

posted Tuesday, December 29, 2015

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

It’s almost January 1st and you know what that means: it’s time to set our New Year’s resolutions. Now, I’m not a huge believer (do you know, I almost wrote Belieber?!) in setting resolutions for an entire year. I’m good at setting my resolutions with the best possible intent and even write them out so […]

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Life After Mental Illness

posted Monday, December 21, 2015

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

After having just completed an intensive program for my eating disorder, I stumbled upon the beginning of an old blog I had started. I wrote: It is certainly amazing to overcome mental illness but often times it leaves a hole in our lives, an emptiness that we need to refill. I think this is often […]

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Happy for the Holidays?

posted Sunday, December 13, 2015

by: in Mental Health / Self-Help

The holidays are quickly approaching. (Or, have approached, depending on which holiday you celebrate.) At a time when we are supposed to be entering into the experience of celebrating with family and friends we are often entering the experience of “how much money do I have for bills now?”, “did I forget anyone?”, “I can’t […]

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