It can be easy to slip into a low mood in the wintertime. S.A.D. (Seasonal Affected Disorder) is a real mental health issue, where the change in the seasons and the shorter days can cause us to feel depressed. I've suffered from this for years. However, if we try, we can see the good things that… Continue reading How to Enjoy Winter: 20 Good Things About Wintertime
The New Year (and New Decade) is on its way, and so I've been thinking about what energy I want to bring into 2020. What to do I want to be the focus of my year? How will I do better than before? How will I be happy and healthy next year? I think I… Continue reading Guiding Motto for 2020 (podcast)
Today I was thinking: we all have our certainties and our uncertainties. Let me explain... We found out that a girl at work was married, aged 25. Some of the girls were shocked but then I thought about the many (more than I once expected) people I knew from school who are now married with… Continue reading Certainties and Uncertainties in Life
*WARNING: potential triggers* I'm a thinker. My personality type is INFJ. I'm highly introverted and intuitive. I like to think. I can't help but think. I contemplate life, people, meanings, and depth. My mind is geared this way. But it's a hard way to live. If you're not careful, thinking too much can be your… Continue reading For the Overthinkers: “Don’t think about it too much”
We're in the last month of 2019 and a new year (and a new decade!) is on its way. This means that we should begin to pay attention to ourselves and our lives. No, I'm not talking about the ever-popular "New Year, New Me" rhetoric, but instead about remembering who you are... Click to play!… Continue reading Remember Who You Are (podcast)
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
People like to throw around the cliches that life is a masterpiece, or life is a book. And this masterpiece or book is solely yours to craft. You are the artist; you are the author of your life. But what if this idea sounds nice and all, but it's flawed? For me, thinking about my… Continue reading What if life isn’t a Masterpiece or a Book?