Depression

An Anhedonia Aha Moment

Recently, I had a bit of an aha moment while commenting on a post by Caz at Mental Health 360º, making a connection related to anhedonia that had never crossed my mind before. She was talking about the idea that motivation follows activation. Earlier in the course of my illness, I figured it was worth… Continue reading An Anhedonia Aha Moment

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Emerging blogger series, Mental health

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… Competitiveness

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is competitiveness. From an evolutionary perspective, competition is hardwired into us; living beings need to compete for limited resources in order to survive.  For most of us, though, that isn't too much of an issue, and the competitive… Continue reading What Is… Competitiveness

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Emerging Blogger Series: Nikole (My Accessible Life)

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 Nikole of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Nikole (My Accessible Life)

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What is... psychology series

What Is… Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is Maslow's hierarchy of needs. In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed a model of human motivation that was based on a hierarchy of different levels of needs.  He's considered to be the founder of the humanistic psychology approach,… Continue reading What Is… Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

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What is... psychology series

What Is… Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's terms are intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. We need motivation in order to do pretty much anything.  But where does it come from, and does the source of the motivation matter in terms of the outcomes?  Self-determination theory is one… Continue reading What Is… Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation

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Emerging Blogger Series: Christie

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 week, we have two emerging… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Christie

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What is... psychology series

What Is… Motivational Interviewing

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is motivational interviewing. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a therapeutic communication approach.  It's often used in the field of addictions, but it's got some very useful tidbits that are more broadly applicable to motivation for any sort of change.… Continue reading What Is… Motivational Interviewing

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Mental health

Fluctuating Motivation in Depression

Pok-Rie on Pixabay Fluctuating motivation mental illness means that sometimes, things are happening, while other times, the wheels just fall right off. A few weeks ago (I think – I'm not good at remembering time in a relative sense) I was feeling pretty motivated.  Maybe my concentration wasn't the best, but I had several things… Continue reading Fluctuating Motivation in Depression