self care

anxiety and stomach aches

Anxiety and stomach aches: Part 5 of anxiety series

“If your stomach hurts, you might think the culprit is some misbehaving organ in your abdomen. That’s a definite possibility, but the offender could actually be your brain. Yup, just like chest pain, abdominal pain can be physical or mental.” (Self.com) This is a very common symptom of anxiety.  So why am I including it …

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Ideas for self care: Easy ways to start feeling better fast

“Our bodies are our gardens, to which our wills are gardeners.” William Shakespeare, Othello How are you tending your garden these days?  Do you water it and prune it regularly? Or is it overrun with weeds, its blossoms chewed up by bugs and wilting? I’m not sure if I’m writing this post more for me …

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taking control of your health, mental health, health, wellness

Taking Control of Your Health: Only You Can Make You Better

Are you taking control of your health? “You can’t change your situation, the only thing you can change is how you choose to deal with it.” (Unknown) Truth bomb time.  You cannot choose to have depression or anxiety or any other mental health condition.  If you have them, you cannot change the fact that you …

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must have mental health resources

50 Must Have Mental Health Resources

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close My biggest goals of this blog are to create all of those things.  More sunlight. I want to show others that there is a light in the darkness.  And sometimes it is cloudy a good long while before the sun …

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reading and mental health

Reading and mental health: How diving into a book can dig you out of depression 

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons What is your favorite book?  Could you even pick one? What makes it your favorite? My current top 5 are: Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García …

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eating for depression and anxiety

Eating for depression and anxiety: How you can eat better and feel better

TW/CW: This post is about eating for depression and anxiety, and how you can use food to nourish your body and manage some of the symptoms.  If food/eating is a sensitive topic for you, proceed with caution. What is your favorite food? Have you ever taken the time to think about whether or not it …

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7 types of rest

7 Types of Rest— Which One is Going to Help You Feel More Emotionally Well?

“I don’t know if you’ve ever felt like that. That you wanted to sleep for a thousand years. Or just not exist. Or just not be aware that you do exist. Or something like that. I think wanting that is very morbid, but I want it when I get like this. That’s why I’m trying …

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what self care really is

What Self Care Really Is and How It Can Totally Change Your Life— Hint: It’s Not A Spa Day 

“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” — Audre Lorde Self care is just that.  An act of survival. It’s not always chocolate and bubble baths, although those things can help.  It’s not spa days, even though they feel good at …

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