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Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: RDB (An Experiment with Vulnerability)

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 RDB of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: RDB (An Experiment with Vulnerability)

book cover: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection

The Gifts of Imperfection 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 guideposts include cultivating self-compassion, cultivating a resilient spirit, cultivating calm and stillness, and finding meaningful… Continue reading Book Review: The Gifts of Imperfection

Book cover: Resilient by Rick Hanson
Book Reviews

Book Review: Resilient

Resilient by psychologist Rick Hanson 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 basic human needs (safety, satisfaction, connection) and ways to meet those needs (recognizing, resourcing, regulating, relating).  These are set… Continue reading Book Review: Resilient

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Mental Health

So Much for Healthy Coping Strategies

Carolina Heza on Unsplash 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,… Continue reading So Much for Healthy Coping Strategies