It's week 22 of the working on us mental health prompt series over at Beckie's Mental Mess. You can visit her post to find out all the details. This week's topic is rejection. Questions Prompts: Have you ever been rejected by family/friends because of your mental illness/disorder? Luckily, no. There have certainly been occasions where people … Continue reading Working On Us Week 22: Rejection
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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are is the third book that I've read by Brené Brown. I was not disappointed. This book offers as set of guideposts toward Wholehearted living, which involves "engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness". The … Continue reading Book review: The Gifts of Imperfection
Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness is written by psychologist Rick Hanson along with his son Forrest. It looks at how to build resilience given what we know about the neuroscience of learning. Despite being grounded in science, it's refreshingly practical and simple. The book begins by identifying three … Continue reading Book review: Resilient
In this series, I will dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms. This week's term: Resilience I used to be at least moderately resilient, but when depression is doing its thing, I feel like I have no resilience at all, and the slightest little hiccup will knock me on my ass. Wikipedia defines … Continue reading What is… Resilience
I think I used to be fairly resilient, although it's hard to remember because it's been so long. I am most definitely not resilient anymore. My weekend was not great, even though I tried to be mindful of self-care and include good stuff like journalling and meditating. My mood was low, and I felt alone, … Continue reading So much for healthy coping strategies
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