Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks to all of you for contributing to this great community we've got going on here. I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all that there is to be thankful for. There are a couple of new FREE items that are available now on the MH@H Store: the Embracing Acceptance … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving
It's week 27 of the Working On Us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess. Please visit her post for the details. This week's theme is being thankful and grateful. These five furballs are what I'm most thankful for.
The Jackass Whisperer by Scott and Alison Stratten is a lighthearted look at how to deal with the many forms of jackass you'll encounter – including yourself. And these encounters are inevitable; "When you put a lot of humans into one space, Jackasses happen. It's just science." The book caught my eye because Brené Brown … Continue reading Book Review: The Jackass Whisperer
In The Gifts of Imperfection, Brené Brown cautions that depression and anxiety may result when we trade in authenticity for safety. This really resonated for me, as safety has become something that I grasp onto as tightly as possible wherever I can find it. Meg from Why does bad advice happen to good people? suggested when … Continue reading What Do We Give Up For Safety?
One of my major pet peeves is pseudoscience, which Google defines as "a collection of beliefs or practices mistakenly regarded as being based on scientific method." There's a lot of pseudoscience out there in the world that can spread easily and quickly via the internet, and it often astonishes me what people will believe. There's also … Continue reading How to Spot Pseudoscience
The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving 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 newer members of our community. This post is by Noose Girl … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Noose Girl
WordPress has a handy little feature that allows you to schedule blog posts ahead of time. So, do you use it? If so, how far out do you schedule? What are the pros and cons? I'm a scheduling devotee, and have been since very early on in my blogging days. I want to deliver a … Continue reading Do You Schedule Your Blog Posts?
Here's what happened in my life over the past week: A big thank you to Anxiouschristiangirl97 for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Kim of Kim's Blog also nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award - thank you!!! Makes sure to check out both of these lovely bloggers if you haven't already. I worked 5 … Continue reading Weekend wrap-up
KUCHED JUST DROPPED The Big One-Dot-Oh … Oh, It Feels So Good To Get A Little Something Done, Darlings. “Been Fighting The Fight. Walking The Walk. This Beautiful Journey Of Mine Is Yours.” … Ain’t Losing Today. My Sweet Lord. Glory, Father For The Man I Am. SO, LET’S GET CRACKING Slap Dat […] via Blog … Continue reading Blog Party On The Love Train (1) — KUCHED
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's terms: repression and suppression This is a follow-up to a recent post on defense mechanisms, which are based on the work of Sigmund Freud. Suppression and repression are both examples of defense mechanisms, and they serve the purpose of removing … Continue reading What is… Repression and Suppression
I've read and reviewed some great books written by members of our blogging community, so I wanted to share them with you again in a nutshell version. Click the book covers to be taken to my full reviews. This week we have 3 books by Marie Abanga. Battered, Tattered, But Not Shattered I always … Continue reading Blogger Book Reviews in a Nutshell: Marie
Recently I posted the above image on Twitter. I got a response from someone who felt that their diagnosis had changed who they were as a result of the stigmatized ways that other people viewed them, and the internalized stigma limited who they were able to be. That saddened me, and it got me thinking … Continue reading How Much Do You Internalize Stigma?
It's week 24 of the Working On Us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess. Please visit her post for more details. This week's topic is managing mental health during the holidays. Question Prompt: Do you have a stable relationship with your family and/or friends during the hustle and bustle of the holiday … Continue reading Working On Us – week 24 – The Holidays
Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking is Undermining America by Barbara Ehrenreich was recommended by a fellow writer on Medium.com who, like me, has chronic treatment-resistant depression. The book looks at different ways that expectations of positive thinking with no room for anything else are actually harming our society. The author doesn't use the term toxic positivity, but she's talking … Continue reading Book Review: Bright-Sided
The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving 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 newer members of our community. This post is by Natasha of … Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Natasha