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Emerging Blogger Series: Daily Bliss

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 the Guru… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Daily Bliss

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What is... psychology series

What is… Consumer Culture

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is consumer culture. Mel of Caramel (Learner at Love) did a post recently called Buy Now Pay Later that mentioned images she'd seen pictures of luxury vehicles accessing food banks. It got me thinking about the pressures to… Continue reading What is… Consumer Culture

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Mental health

It’s ok to shift things to the back burner

At any given time, I usually have multiple projects on the go.  Some of these are attached to specific goals, while others are in support of overarching goals like developing as a writer and growing my online presence. These projects include my blog, books that I'm reading to review, several other platforms on which I… Continue reading It’s ok to shift things to the back burner

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Mental health

Setting Sail with the ACT Life Compass

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a type of psychotherapy that takes the stance that avoidance and resistance to internal experiences identified as negative is what causes cognitive distress.  To resolve distress, ACT suggests that we need to employ strategies like mindfulness, de-fusion from our thoughts, and recognizing the self as the context in which… Continue reading Setting Sail with the ACT Life Compass

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Mental health

Adapting Ambitions to Life with Mental Illness

Photo by Marc-Olivier Jodoin on Unsplash What were your ambitions for yourself when you were a kid?  Ballerina?  Astronaut?  President of the whole world?  When we get a little older, reality intrudes on some of the fantasies, and we make some adjustments.  Then maybe we get on track and things are chugging along just fine,… Continue reading Adapting Ambitions to Life with Mental Illness

What Is Series... Insights Into Psychology on Mental Health @ Home
What is... psychology series

What Is… Perfectionism

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is perfectionism. Perfectionism is "a set of self-defeating thoughts and behaviors aimed at reaching excessively high unrealistic goal" according to a Brown University site.  It tends to be learned through messages early in life that value is based… Continue reading What Is… Perfectionism