Motivation, What I Mean When I Say

“I Don’t Want To”

Recently, I was making a pros and cons list. On this list, the very first con of a long list of cons was "I don't want to". Now, this is a phrase I've heard myself say for years. This is a phrase other people have heard me say for years. And I did jot it down.… Continue reading “I Don’t Want To”

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Mental Health Monday

Non-Religious Words Of Comfort

There are a lot of different people out there, religious and not. There are those who believe in prayer but many who don't. Sometimes, the "I'm praying for you" is meant as a kind gesture but I've found that it's a religious write-off. It's the "I'm helping you without helping you" approach. But it's not… Continue reading Non-Religious Words Of Comfort

Mental Health Monday, Motivation

Add Self-Care To Your Routine

Hello! I've returned from my break. Yes, I know I harp on self-care. But what advice blog doesn't? Today though, we're going to look at why you should add self-care practices into your routine and how you can go about it in a healthy, sustainable way. And we're going to start with this: junk food and sitting on the couch isn't self-care. It's… Continue reading Add Self-Care To Your Routine

Mental Health Monday

Be Gentle

With your significant other, with others, with yourself. Be gentle. With Valentine's Day approaching, it's a perfect time to talk abut love. Last Friday I talked about the word "love". Today I'm talking about what it means to love someone and how we can cultivate more love in our lives. First things first, be gentle.… Continue reading Be Gentle

Yoga

Use Yoga To De-stress

As we approach Christmas and the new year, our stress levels start to creep up. Our shoulders inch their way to our ears. Our eyes bug out of our head. We start snipping and getting mean. And instead of taking time to de-stress and relax, we push harder. Don't worry, it's not just you. I'm… Continue reading Use Yoga To De-stress

Mental Health Monday, Yoga

Learn To Journal

All right, I'll admit it. I'm not the best journaler. In fact,  I don't use quite as often as I probably should but I use it when I need it and when I feel comfortable using it. I think most of us could find some form of relaxation, stress relief, and/or help processing emotions because of journals.… Continue reading Learn To Journal

What I Mean When I Say

“Joy Is A Choice”

This isn't the least controversial thing I've ever said. In fact, it might be one of the most controversial things I could say in the current culture of mental health and the culture of medication. But I'm saying it anyway. Joy is a choice. At least hear me out. If you're reading this article, like any of… Continue reading “Joy Is A Choice”

Motivation, Yoga

Where Does The Time Go?

Into rewriting a deleted post.  Jokes aside, we do ask ourselves this question a lot. At some point or another in our lives, we are bound to stumble across this question. Errands, work/school, responsibilities snag our time and what they leave laziness and procrastination eat up. What's left? A sad image of us scratching our… Continue reading Where Does The Time Go?