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Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Burnie (Quash Stigma Not Fat)

This post is by Burnie of Quash Stigma, Not Fat. Why you should keep going in eating disorder recovery….. When the going gets tough in eating disorder recovery, you have to keep going. I’ve found myself doubting the recovery process many times, and when i’m in this place I return to my “why choose recovery”… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Burnie (Quash Stigma Not Fat)

The Emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger: Sarah (Between Two Poles)

This post is by Sarah from Between Two Poles. Photo by John Noonan on Unsplash Taking Off the Mask I saw the live-action Aladdin last week with two boys I babysit. One of the boys is ten years old and the other one is seven. We had the following conversation on the way home: D (10): Who do… 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 by Brené Brown

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 by Brené Brown

Book cover: Own it by Caroline Foran
Book Reviews

Book Review: Own It: Make Your Anxiety Work for You

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: Make Your Anxiety Work for You

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

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 by Brené Brown

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 feels like courage".  The book takes a very common sense, practical approach.  Brown incorporates findings from her extensive research, but… Continue reading Book Review: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

woman sitting in bathtub surrounded by flowers
Mental Health

Allowing Vulnerability (Even When 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 When It’s Scary)