What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Executive Functioning

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is executive functioning. The idea for this post came from Meg of Where Good Advice Happens. Executive functioning refers to higher-level cognitive processes related to organization and regulation. It's the C-suite of your brain, or kind of like… Continue reading What Is… Executive Functioning

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Blogging and Writing

How Many Pages Does Your Blog Have?

For this post, I wanted to take about pages. Not posts, but pages. Some bloggers have multiple pages, while others might just have one or two, and I thought it was worth chatting about. Home page Depending on how you've got your blog set up, your blog posts may displayed on your blog's home page.… Continue reading How Many Pages Does Your Blog Have?

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MH@H Depression

Refreshing My Depression Organization System

Sometimes, depression can cause busy mind that's focused on the negative. I get slow mind. Slow mind gets confused and overwhelmed. I rely on my organization system to compensate for this, at least to some extent. As time goes by, though, the system gets overwhelmed, at which point it needs a refresh or a broader… Continue reading Refreshing My Depression Organization System

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MH@H Depression

Compensating for Depression Brain

In my depression-free days, my brain felt like a finely tuned machine. I could handle multiple tasks efficiently and effectively. I've always been organized, but when I was well it was helpful rather than necessary. I performed better when I was organized, but it wasn't a crutch. If non-depressed brain was skiing black diamond runs, depression… Continue reading Compensating for Depression Brain

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
MH@H Community Features, MH@H Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Nikole (My Accessible Life)

This post is by Nikole of My Accessible Life. Executive Dysfunction Tips & Tricks Last week we were talking about executive dysfunction and a few handy tips to cope with it. I promised I’d give you all an update on how using daily task lists is going for me. From Friday until Monday I have… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Nikole (My Accessible Life)

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MH@H Book Reviews

Book Review: The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll

The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll is the original Bullet Journal®. Before reading this book, I was vaguely aware that there was an official bullet journal website, but what I learned about bullet journalling came from other bloggers and from Pinterest.  It turns out my journal is very different from a Bullet Journal. Bullet Journalling… Continue reading Book Review: The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll

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Miscellaneous

Should Your Stuff Spark Joy?

Image from Facebook Japanese organizational guru Marie Kondo has taken the world by storm with her KonMari™ method for tidying.  She's got a show on Netflix called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, and she has published four books.  You can even become a consultant trained in the Konmari method. She has some good ideas around organizing… Continue reading Should Your Stuff Spark Joy?

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MH@H Depression

Mashed Potato Brains in Depression

I have always found the cognitive symptoms of depression to be among the most disruptive to my overall functioning.  When I'm really unwell it feels like I can't think my way out of a paper bag.  I tend to describe the effect on my thinking as "mashed potato brains".