Pets can help with mental health in a few different ways.
DBT is an important therapy tool, but it's overwhelming. If you only master one skill, I'd say to choose this one.
Spoiler alert: it's helping.
Comforting activities vs pleasurable ones and how they help our mental health
Self-improvement means addressing the ugliness within sometimes.
In my journey of self-help and trauma recovery, one constant has remained: my incredibly low self-esteem. I often use other coping mechanisms to mask this fault, or I ride the highs when I am falsely full of self-confidence. Neither or healthy. So I've been trying to build up my self-esteem. I found this worksheet online, … Continue reading Work(sheet) Your Way to a New You
You can't be on top of the world all the time. Me personally? I spend half of my life at the bottom, trying to climb back up. Somewhere in between are those pestering phases that keep us from being completely happy and fulfilled, while also not relegating us entirely to rock bottom. This is what … Continue reading Step One to Pulling Yourself Out of a Rut
This is me. You've seen me before. You know who I am. But I wonder if I know her anymore. I'm totally different from the person I was a year ago, two years ago--God forbid we go any further back than that. I fell into a vicious cycle of depression and anxiety around September of … Continue reading [What I Did Today] It’s Just A List
Since my soul-baring post about depression, I knew I had to try something different. Anything. No matter how small or seemingly insignificant. My answer? Using this Pacifica app more regularly. I downloaded it when I was still employed and very stressed, thinking it could help me. It's a very cool app that allows you to track your … Continue reading One Tool in My Resource Toolbox
Exactly zero people have wondered where I've been. I'm not going to apologize and go into some lengthy explanation about my blog and my writing--because literally no one cares. I am making a "where I've been" post though because I think there are others out there who need to hear what I'm about to say. I … Continue reading If You’re Struggling, This is For You