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Working On Us Week 22: Rejection

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

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: 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

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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