In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: exposure and response prevention Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a type of cognitive behavioural therapy that's used for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). It's similar to prolonged exposure therapy, which is used in anxiety disorders … Continue reading What is… exposure and response prevention
It doesn't happen very often, but every once in a while I'll have a bit of time where my mood is fairly neutral. When I consciously notice that, it sets off a whole crazy train of thoughts. One thought is that I'm not sure I can believe that it's actually real. I'm suspicious that it's … Continue reading Does that mean I’m faking it?
I first heard of the book Written Off: Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential by Philip T. Yanos on a blog post by Don't Stigmatize Me. It immediately went on my list of books to read, but it's taken a while to get around to it, and I ended up getting a … Continue reading Book review: Written Off
I'm not a big social media person, so I'm still trying to figure out what exactly an influencer is. How does one get to be an influencer? Why does anyone come to care what a given influencer thinks or likes? How much just comes down to dollars and cents? There's a lot that I just … Continue reading What makes a mental health influencer?
It's time for So you know (S.Y.K.) over at Revenge of Eve. The guidelines: There are no right or wrong answers… Your answers = Your opinion = Your life Answer a few or one, whatever you are comfortable with Pingback to any S.Y.K. post Use the hashtag #SYK to tag your post Be real. If … Continue reading So you know (S.Y.K.)
Part of the Pursue Your Writing Dreams series This series will cover some of the things you need to know/consider to take your writing to the next level. There are many publications both small and large that will pay freelance writers for their work. This post on the Best Life Collaborative will give you some … Continue reading Get paid to write
The emerging blogger series is a way to give mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience. It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some new bloggers you may not have discovered yet. This week, we have Kimberley … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Kim
I'm having a bit of writer's block, plus it's never a bad time to be proud of being a Canadian, so I thought I would share with you a little bit of Canadian fun. "Eh?" is the classic Canadian add-on to pretty much any sentence. Personally I don't actually say it very often, and no, … Continue reading Proud to be a Canadian
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: I got home Tuesday night from 5 days visiting my parents and Grandma. Grandma enjoys having me there, but her dementia makes it exhausting. It was a bit frustrating that she kept asking how much I was working, which is not something she's ever really … Continue reading Weekend wrap-up
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: personality trait vs. disorder Wikipedia defines personality traits as "habitual patterns of behaviour, thought, and emotion" that are mostly stable across time and context. Some traits fall on a continuum, such as introversion/extraversion. It's unclear the extent to … Continue reading What is… a personality trait vs. disorder
Rory from a Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip has tagged me in his 3.2.1. Quote me game. Here are the details: Once a week, l will pick a random topic, post two quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on the topic and nominate 3 bloggers … Continue reading 3.2.1. Quote me
Free-Photos on PixabayIntroversion, shyness, and social anxiety can sometimes get mixed up, but they're quite different. In this post we'll look at some of the similarities and differences. Introversion is a personality trait, and appears in the Myers-Briggs personality typology. The opposite is extroversion, and individuals may fall at different points along the continuum between … Continue reading Introversion, shyness and social anxiety – What’s the difference?
The Happiness Diary: Practice Living Joyfully by Barbara A. Kipfer guides you through various self-reflection exercises and prompts to connect with the potential for happiness that already exists in your life. It's designed to be used as a notebook and written in, and each page is beautifully illustrated. I'm always a tad wary of happiness-promoting books/articles, … Continue reading Book review: The Happiness Diary
I have a couple of life dreams that are wildly unrealistic, but I enjoy them, so I keep them around. One is to live in a yurt in Kyrgyzstan with my pretend Kyrgyz husband and our pet yak. The other is to have a farm closer to home and have sheep, goats, alpacas, chickens, and … Continue reading Best Life Collaborative member feature
It's So You Know (S.Y.K.) time over at Revenge of Eve. The guidelines for S.Y.K.: There are no right or wrong answers… Your answers = Your opinion = Your life Answer a few or one, whatever you are comfortable with Pingback to any S.Y.K. post Use the hashtag #SYK to tag your post Be real. … Continue reading So you know (S.Y.K.)