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Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger: RDB (An Experiment with Vulnerability)

This post is by RDB of An Experiment with Vulnerability. Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels 2021: Challenge Accepted There is so much I could say about 2020, but honestly I don’t know if there’s anything left that hasn’t been said. It was a weird year. In order to survive, and as a collective, humanity had to make… Continue reading Emerging Blogger: RDB (An Experiment with Vulnerability)

Illness treatment ad wellness promotion strategies for managing depression
Mental Health, MH@H Books

Mental Illness Treatment vs. Wellness Promotion

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

book cover: 52 Small Changes for the Mind by Brett Blumenthal
Book Reviews

Book Review: 52 Small Changes for the Mind

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

Book cover: The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care by Anna Borges
Book Reviews

Book Review: The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care

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… Continue reading Book Review: The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care

book cover: Find Your Glow, Feed Your Soul by Emily Silva
Book Reviews

Book Review: Find Your Glow, Feed Your Soul

Find Your Glow, Feed Your Soul by Emily Silva, a life coach, provides an A to Z of ways that you can tap into your inner glow, with quotes to accompany each entry. The interior of the book, like the cover, has beautiful watercolour backgrounds, making it very pleasing aesthetically. The author defines inner glow… Continue reading Book Review: Find Your Glow, Feed Your Soul

book cover: Dealing with Depression by Jan Marsh
Book Reviews

Book Review: Dealing with Depression

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

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Wellbeing & Recovery

Aromatherapy and Mental Health/Wellness

There are various sources that can be found online that talk about the mental health benefits of aromatherapy with certain essential oils.  I started using aromatherapy daily almost a year ago.  Mostly I use a diffuser but I also have a few topical roll-ons.  It's hard to say if there's any therapeutic benefit aside from… Continue reading Aromatherapy and Mental Health/Wellness