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Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger: Sarah (Between Two Poles)

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 Sarah from Between… Continue reading Emerging Blogger: Sarah (Between Two Poles)

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: Own it by Caroline Foran
Book Reviews

Book Review: Own It

In Own It: Make Your Anxiety Work For You, Caroline Foran aims to help you change your relationship with anxiety so that rather than trying to avoid it you can own it. The book isn't preachy at all, and feels like a chat with a good friend.  The author takes a no-bullshit tone, and assures… Continue reading Book Review: Own It

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

What Is… Vulnerability

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is vulnerability. Wikipedia has a couple of different pages related to this topic, one on social and the other on cognitive vulnerability.  It says that the word vulnerable derives from the Latin word vulnerare, which means to be wounded. … Continue reading What Is… Vulnerability

book cover: Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
Book Reviews

Book review: Braving the Wilderness

Braving the Wilderness is the second book I've read by Brené Brown (I recently reviewed Daring Greatly).  It's a book about finding belonging within ourselves and using that to relate effectively to others.  She writes with very accessible language and a conversational tone that draws the reader in.  The book is relatively short, which makes it… Continue reading Book review: Braving the Wilderness

book cover: Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Book Reviews

Book Review: Daring Greatly

In Daring Greatly, Brene Brown borrows the words of Theodore Roosevelt to encourage us to find the courage to be vulnerable.  Vulnerability, which she says encompasses uncertainty, risk, and emotional exposure, "sounds like truth and feel like courage".  The book takes a very common sense, practical approach.  Findings from the author's extensive research are presented,… Continue reading Book Review: Daring Greatly

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Mental Health

Allowing Vulnerability (Even if It’s Scary)

I had a tough weekend.  It started off badly with a friend contacting my brother to check up on me, which rocked the walls of the little cave I've built for myself.  And then something happened with my safe person that made me feel very unsafe.  The dark voice inside my head kept repeating "He's… Continue reading Allowing Vulnerability (Even if It’s Scary)