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Blogging

Do You Feel Impressed by Other Bloggers’ Abilities?

It's human nature to compare ourselves to others, and the world of blogging is no exception. It can be easy to compare what someone else is doing to what we're doing, and frame it all within our own context. But it doesn't work that way; we all have different skills and things we struggle with.… Continue reading Do You Feel Impressed by Other Bloggers’ Abilities?

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Blogging

Crazy-Making Blog Comparisons

If you're sufficiently mature and self-assured that you never fall into the trap of blog comparisons (comparing yourself to other bloggers and/or their blogs), well that's great, but this post isn't for you.  If, however, you're a human being, read on. I suspect that at some point most of us have some sort of ugly,… Continue reading Crazy-Making Blog Comparisons

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Mental Health

Shoulding Ourselves to Death

I saw a post on the topic of shoulding recently on Grounding Growth and wanted to continue the conversation.  Definitely check out her stop the should worksheet. The word should can have several meanings, but the most relevant here is the one from Google dictionary, which Grounding Growth also referenced. "used to indicate obligation, duty,… Continue reading Shoulding Ourselves to Death

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Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Kim

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

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Mental Health

The Self-Esteem Treehouse

Kapa65 on Pixabay Self-esteem is not a static concept, nor is it all-or-nothing, although it may sometimes feel like it.  To use perhaps not the greatest analogy, it's like a treehouse that you build. Sometimes external events can knock out rungs to the ladder up to the treehouse, or sometimes they cause more significant structural… Continue reading The Self-Esteem Treehouse

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Mental Health

The Mental Health Effects of Comparison to Others

Katzenfee50 on Pixabay “Don’t compare yourself to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.” -  Regina Brett The internet makes it very difficult not to compare ourselves to other people.  There they are, in their Instagram-perfect photos and their seemingly amazing lives.  Perhaps the "nice" thing to do would be to… Continue reading The Mental Health Effects of Comparison to Others