Mental Health, Wellness

Painting as a Mindfulness Activity

Disclosure: I received a free paint by numbers kit from Winnie's Picks, but all opinions are my own. I probably hadn't done any kind of painting since elementary school. I'm not visually artistic at all; all of my creativity comes out in words. But when Winnie's Picks reached out to me , I thought it… Continue reading Painting as a Mindfulness Activity

Random Acts of Kindness Day: Make Kindness a Habit - handprints with hearts in the centre

It’s Random Acts of Kindness Day

I discovered this morning from LittleTinkablee's blog that today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. According to the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, these are some of the benefits of kindness: releases the feel-good hormone oxytocin, which also lowers blood pressureboosts energystimulates the brain's reward centreproduces endorphins, which decrease paindecreases levels to the stress hormone… Continue reading It’s Random Acts of Kindness Day

Collect moments not things

International Day of Happiness

I've seen a few people mention online that it's the International Day of Happiness.  I was a bit skeptical, so I took a look at the website,  This year's theme is "Happier Together, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us."  They have a Ten Keys to Happier Living guidebook,… Continue reading International Day of Happiness

Book cover: My Wellness Toolbox by Alison Swift
Book Reviews, Wellness

Book Review: My Wellness Toolbox

My Wellness Toolbox by Alison Swift is a collection of the strategies that she gradually accumulated through her recovery journey after hitting her own rock bottom.  Rather than preaching what does work, she shares what's worked for her so others struggling with their mental health can get some ideas to try out for themselves.  The… Continue reading Book Review: My Wellness Toolbox

What Is Series... Insights Into Psychology on Mental Health @ Home
Wellness, What Is... Psychology Series

What Is… Compassion

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is compassion. I was inspired to write about compassion because recently one of my managers expressed her view that "too much compassion is paternalistic".  I already have no respect for her or her opinions, but I thought I'd… Continue reading What Is… Compassion