Action for Happiness I'm definitely not a fan of the whole toxic positivity, happiness is a choice nonsense. But a while back I stumbled across the Action for Happiness website, and I like their style. I was looking through my journal and came across the 8 pillars of joy I'd made note of from The… Continue reading Action for Happiness: More Than Just “Choose Happiness”
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 Lara of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Lara (She Writes, She Says)
52 Small Changes for the Mind by Brett Blumenthal lays out a year-long series of weekly small changes tto improve your overall mental wellbeing. It's not specifically geared towards people 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 is… 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… Continue reading Book Review: The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care
The basic idea of positive psychology is a good one. Who doesn't want to feel happier and the other positive emotions that go along with that? The essentials of positive psychology According to PositivePsychology.com, positive psychology focuses on the positive aspects of life, including: "Positive experiences (like happiness, joy, inspiration, and love)" "Positive states and traits… Continue reading How Well Does Positive Psychology Apply to Mental Illness?
In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is Maslow's hierarchy of needs. In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow proposed a model of human motivation that was based on a hierarchy of different levels of needs. He's considered to be the founder of the humanistic psychology approach,… Continue reading What Is… Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck by Mark Manson claims to provide "a counterintuitive approach to living a good life." He wrote this book in reaction to the problems he saw in the self-help industry. His own background is as a blogger; there's no indication that he has a background in psychology or… Continue reading Book Review: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck