Self-Esteem Building Blocks – graphic of ABCD blocks
Psychology

My Self-Esteem Building Blocks

Recently I was commenting on a post about self-esteem by Caz of Mental Health 360º and decided it was worth expanding on in a post of my own. I've always has good self-esteem, and this is what I've identified as the basic building blocks that support it. Inherent worth of humanity This is probably more… Continue reading My Self-Esteem Building Blocks

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What is... psychology series

What is… Deindividuation

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is deindividuation. Every human is a unique individual with self-awareness. Deindividuation is a process by which people start to lose that self-awareness when part of a group. Oxford Reference defines deindividuation as: "A psychological state characterized by loss… Continue reading What is… Deindividuation

Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: The Art of Being Happy (Lisa Turner)

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 Lisa Turner… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: The Art of Being Happy (Lisa Turner)

Emerging blogger series, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Janine (Nina’s Corner)

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 Janine of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Janine (Nina’s Corner)

What Is Series... Insights Into Psychology on Mental Health @ Home
What is... psychology series

What Is… Anosognosia?

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is anosognosia. I wouldn't be surprised if you haven't heard this term before, so let's break it down.  Agnosia is an inability to recognize people or things.  Nosology is the classification of diseases.  Throw the two together, and… Continue reading What Is… Anosognosia?

shopping list on post-it note stuck to a smartphone
Mental health

Savoring the Small Victories

Pixabay I have always been a big fan of lists, especially when it comes to grocery shopping.  When I'm depressed, lists tend to move from a preference to a necessity in order to compensate for the decline in my memory and concentration.  When things are really bad I even try to organize my shopping list… Continue reading Savoring the Small Victories

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Mental health

Reining in the thought gremlins

One of the (many) things I'm working on is checking myself on my thought gremlins – depression-related misinterpretations of things happening around me.  Not stopping the misinterpretations (I'm nowhere close to being ready for that yet), but noticing them for what they are. This past weekend I was exchanging emails with someone in my life… Continue reading Reining in the thought gremlins