Book cover: Your Wellness Toolbox by Ali Swift
Book Reviews

Book Review: Your Wellness Toolbox

Your Wellness Toolbox by Ali Swift is a follow-up to her first book, My Wellness Toolbox, which I previously reviewed. Both books are based on her own experience of what has helped with depression and anxiety. This book contains 14 new tools, including descriptions of the circumstances struggling with her mental health in which the… Continue reading Book Review: Your Wellness Toolbox

Action for Happiness calendar January 2021
Mental Health Tools, Wellbeing & Recovery

Action for Happiness: More Than Just “Choose Happiness”

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 on Mental Health @ Home
Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: La Protagoniste

This post is by La Protagoniste. Dealing with Depression When Help Isn't Available It is really confusing when you have a condition that you do not have a blame for. The thoughts that cross your mind are that you must be the only one going through it. It sometimes might make you feel like a… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: La Protagoniste

Modern and abstract colourful cat paint by numbers from Winnie's Picks
Mental Health Tools, Wellbeing & Recovery

Painting as a Mindfulness Activity

Disclosure: I received a free paint by numbers kit from Winnie's Picks, but all opinions are my own. I probably hadn't done any kind of painting since elementary school. I'm not visually artistic at all; all of my creativity comes out in words. But when Winnie's Picks reached out to me , I thought it… Continue reading Painting as a Mindfulness Activity

Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Lara (She Writes, She Says)

This post is by Lara of She Writes, She Says. One Day at a Time In the words of Kelly Clarkson, I am a great believer in the idea that 'what doesn't kill you makes you stronger'. No matter how cliche the phrase may sound, from my personal experience I am 100% certain that every… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Lara (She Writes, She Says)

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

Emerging Blogger Series: Lisa (Steering Through MH)

This post is by Lisa of Living in Health. Love, Hope, and Kindness Today I am writing in the emerging blogger to introduce you all to me. My name is Lisa. I do have a website that you can follow me at Living in Health. I have suffered with Mental Health for a lot of… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Lisa (Steering Through MH)

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

orchids and stacked black stones
MH@H Books, Wellbeing & Recovery

Finding Recovery in Spite of Mental Illness

While it would be great if recovery from mental illness meant that the illness would disappear and never return, for many of us living with mental illness the reality is that it's just not going to go away.  That means adapting the concept of recovery to fit with our own individual realities (or chucking aside… Continue reading Finding Recovery in Spite of Mental Illness

Maslow's hierarchy of needs
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

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