In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is selfishness. I think our society has a twisted idea of what selfishness is. This gives people the idea that they shouldn't prioritize essentials like self-care because it's selfish. In this post, I wanted to take a look… Continue reading What Is… Selfishness
I'm generally pretty out of the loop when it comes to pop psychology phenomena, so I just stumbled across the term toxic productivity fairly recently. While I hadn't heard the term before, I'm at least with it enough to know that productivity talk is all over the internet. What is toxic productivity? Toxic productivity is… Continue reading Why Is Toxic Productivity a Thing?
I got thinking about this after reading a post a while back by Cynni Pixy. Sometime's it's easy to assume self-care is just bath bombs and spa days. As lovely as they may be, they're just a small part of a much bigger picture. Let's start with a couple of definitions for self-care from Google… Continue reading Self-Care: More Than Just Bath Bombs
One of the things I talk about in my new book Managing the Depression Puzzle is the idea of differentiating between illness treatment strategies and wellness promotion strategies. I think it's a distinction that applies to mental illness in general. So, what's the difference? Illness treatment I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here, but… Continue reading Mental Illness Treatment vs. Wellness Promotion
52 Small Changes for the Mind by Brett Blumenthal lays out a year-long series of weekly small changes to improve your overall mental wellbeing. It's not specifically geared towards people dealing with mental illness, but there are plenty of common sense, realistic ideas that could be useful for anyone. Each of the book's 52 chapters… Continue reading Book Review: 52 Small Changes for the Mind
The More Or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care by Anna Borges is an A-Z listing of a wide variety of different self-care strategies. The book is visually appealing, with illustrations and an easy-to-read layout. Parts of the book are targeted specifically at people with mental illness, but it would still be relevant to people who… Continue reading Book Review: The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care
Dealing with Depression: Simple Ways to Get Your Life Back is written by clinical psychologist Jan Marsh. It offers strategies that readers can use either alone in milder forms of depression or in conjunction with medication or psychotherapy. The book incorporates concepts from several therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and compassion-focused… Continue reading Book Review: Dealing with Depression