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 (Guru of Zen)
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
Happy New Year everyone! I hope that 2020 brings wonderful things for all of you. I've never done new year's resolutions. January 1 feels like a very arbitrary time to start doing something new or different, and if there was something important to do I would have done it already. Still, it makes for a… Continue reading Happy New Year 2020!
Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay 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, e.g. developing as a writer and growing my online presence. No longer manageable These projects include my blog, books that I'm reading to review, several… Continue reading Shifting Things to the Back Burner as a Coping Strategy
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
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
Happy 2019! Wishing each and every one of you amazing people a joyous and healthy new year. I appreciate all of you so very, very much. For me, the biggest accomplishment in 2018 was really committing to blogging. My main goal for 2019 is to expand where, how, and what I write. I've never made… Continue reading Happy New Year!
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