Emerging blogger, Mental health

Emerging Blogger Series: Divinely Bipolar (Tanya)

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 Tanya of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Divinely Bipolar (Tanya)

Mental health, Science & research

Are Chakras Real or Pseudoscience?

Have you aligned your chakras today?  Or perhaps you've wondered if the whole chakra craze is a bit over the top.  And maybe you can guess what my take on the matter is. Traditional concept of chakras The concept of chakras first emerged in India in the first century BCE, in Hindu and then later… Continue reading Are Chakras Real or Pseudoscience?

book cover: Dealing with Depression by Jan Marsh
Book reviews, Mental health

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 can be used 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

Book cover: The handbook for highly sensitive people by Mel Collins
Book reviews

Book review: The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People

The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People: How to Transform Feeling Overwhelmed and Frazzled to Empowered and Fulfilled is written by Mel Collins, who describes herself as a counsellor, spiritual healer, and reiki master, as well as a highly sensitive person (HSP). The book begins with a description of the characteristics of HSPs.  The author explains that… Continue reading Book review: The Handbook for Highly Sensitive People

Humanity & social relationships

What’s God Got to Do With It?

This post is only loosely associated with mental health, but it's a topic I wanted to explore anyway.  I hope that this isn't offensive to anyone, and my intent is not to criticize anyone's belief system. I was raised in an atheist family, and never set foot in a church as a child.  As I… Continue reading What’s God Got to Do With It?