Don’t Beat Yourself Up

From my experience with my own mental health struggles and interacting with others who also struggle, beating yourself up is a common characteristic among us. It is also one of the most damaging. Often we are chastising ourselves for having the feelings we are experiencing. Have you ever questioned your own feelings in comparison withContinue reading “Don’t Beat Yourself Up”

What is Mental Illness?

According to the American Psychiatric Association: Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior (or a combination of these). Mental illnesses are associated with distress and/or problems functioning in social, work or family activities. You are not alone. You are not your illness/disease. It’s okay not to be okay. Before youContinue reading “What is Mental Illness?”

There’s a First Time for Everything

And here is mine…a blog? I ask. Why would I want to write a blog? Well, for fun, of course and then to share my perspectives and fantastic life adventures with the world. What a great endeavour! I explain to myself. Of course the world wants to know all about ME!!!!! Why wouldn’t they? YouContinue reading “There’s a First Time for Everything”