Self Care

50 Must Have Mental Health Resources That You Need to Know About

I’m always on the hunt for tools for improving mental health related issues. When you’re struggling with your emotions, it really affects all areas of your life, doesn’t it? “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 …

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how reading can help mental health

Reading and mental health: 5 ways that diving into a book can dig you out of depression 

The benefits of reading are massive. “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 …

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

What is self care? “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 …

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Positivity and negativity: How to challenge negative thought patterns

What was the last negative thought you had? Did you snidely comment on your own appearance? Did you wish you were more successful? Or more in shape?  Did you think about something you’re afraid of? Did you obsess about how short life is, and you are nowhere close to meeting your goals? “It is not …

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Keeping yourself safe in times of crisis

How to stay safe in times of crisis- Why it’s more important than ever

Are you a true crime junkie? Do you get exhilarated listening to dark tales of conspiracy, or, even darker, murder? Do you secretly wish you could help a grisly old cold case detective digitize his case files? Just me? I’m not just a true crime junkie, but a Crime Junkie, with capital letters. . This …

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