Blogging Toolbox IV: Growth & Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

This final instalment of the blogging toolbox series covers tips and tools for growing your blog, including search engine optimization (SEO) strategies. The other posts in the series are: Blogging Toolbox I: WordPress Blogging Toolbox II: Images & Design Blogging Toolbox III: Content & Writing Growing Your Blog Time and effort is the best way …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Be Mighty by Jill A. Stoddard

Book Review: Be Mighty

Be Mighty by Jill A. Stoddard draws on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help women free themselves from the anxiety, worry, and stress that are holding them back. The author observes that if you get attached to narratives about being damaged or broken, you’re “probably a frequent flier at the popular hot spot known …

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Review: Weight Loss for Binge Eaters Course

My blogging friend Ang of Lose Weight with Ang (who’s previously guest posted for MH@H on orthorexia), has developed a new course called Weight Loss for Binge Eaters, and I wanted to share it with you. This description comes from the course page: “Weight Loss for Binge Eaters is designed to help you overcome your …

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Blogging Toolbox III: Content & Writing

This instalment of the blogging toolbox series covers the content we publish on our blogs, including copyright issues and writing tools. The other posts in the series are: Blogging Toolbox I: WordPress Blogging Toolbox II: Images & Design Blogging Toolbox IV: Growth & Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Static Pages Besides your posts, your blog can …

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Wrapup: laptop and wrapping paper

Weekend Wrap-Up

Here’s what happened in my life over the past week: Since fairly early on in the course of my depression, mid-August through the end of September has been a bad time of year for me mental health-wise. There are no difficult memories/associations from that time of year that it’s related to, and September is one …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Mindfulness Workbook for Self-Love by Joel Black

Book Review: Mindfulness Workbook for Self-Love

The Mindfulness Workbook for Self-Love by Joel Black, LCSW, helps readers to use mindfulness to be more self-compassionate and promote greater well-being. The first part of the book looks at what mindfulness and self-love are and how they relate to one another, while the second part focuses on how to practice them. The book is …

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Low-Barrier Housing and NIMBYism in Action

NIMBYism, the idea that certain development projects are okay, but Not In My BackYard, is discrimination with a prettier hat on. NIMBYs don’t come right out and say the actual reasons for their opposition; instead, they offer other reasons, perhaps to reduce their own cognitive dissonance because they don’t want to think of themselves as …

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Mental Health @ Home book review: Sh*t I Say to Myself

Book Review: Sh*t I Say to Myself

Sh*t I Say to Myself by Katie Krimer aims to help readers change their negative self-talk. The author is a therapist, and also describes herself as “a recovered negative thinker and self-talker. I’m also a former insomniac, life-long worrier and overthinker, recurring panic attack survivor, skilled ruminator, and recuperating perfectionist.” The book is broken down …

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