Life & Stuff · Mental Health

My love letter to food: from a recovered “fussy eater”

I say "recovered" in this title not for whimsy or to make fun of people who recover from real illnesses or specific eating disorders. I use this word because I do literally feel like I've recovered. Like I went through a time of toxicity; that hurt me and held me back. In that time, I… Continue reading My love letter to food: from a recovered “fussy eater”

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Positive Mindset Shifts for Uncertain Times

During the time of the Coronavirus outbreak, we're all feeling very afraid and uncertain. But this isn't a new feeling. We all go through periods of uncertainty that make living our everyday lives hard.Here are some general (and some specific) ideas about how to shift to a positive mindset during uncertain times. Focus on the now… Continue reading Positive Mindset Shifts for Uncertain Times

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An Antidote for Negative Emotions

Firstly, all emotions are important, needed and valid. This post is not anti-negative emotions! We need them, as hard as that pill may be to swallow at times. However, when it comes to emotions that we sit in for too long, or don't understand, or can't process properly, here are some ways to feel better… Continue reading An Antidote for Negative Emotions

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4 Ways to Cope with New and Scary Things

At some point in life, we will have to step into the unknown...which is a hellah scary thing to do! I'm doing just that right now, starting something completely new and terrifying. And so, here are 4 ways I've wrapped my head around the idea, to be able to cope and take that step with… Continue reading 4 Ways to Cope with New and Scary Things

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Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop

Catastrophising is when you "view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is." I do this a lot! As someone with anxiety and who has been through depression many times, I've been told this term in my CBT sessions. That a common thing for us to do when low or anxious is to… Continue reading Catastrophising: What it is and how to stop

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Back to Basics: What to Do When Feeling Low

I find that when I'm feeling low within myself (either sad or anxious or just off), I tend to catastrophise. To think that I'm doomed, I can't possibly get past it, and I'll feel this way forever. I don't think I'm alone in this. Firstly, let me say this: there's a difference between depression and… Continue reading Back to Basics: What to Do When Feeling Low

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How to Stop Feeling Stuck in Life (worksheet included)

It's awful to feel stuck in life. To feel like you're going nowhere or that you're not where you want to be and feeling powerless in that fact. I have felt this way more times than I can count, as someone in my early 20s with anxiety and big dreams. And so, in one of… Continue reading How to Stop Feeling Stuck in Life (worksheet included)