What is Mental Health? A mental illness is a physical illness of the brain that causes disturbances in thinking, behavior, energy or emotion that make it difficult to cope with the ordinary demands of life. Research is starting to uncover the complicated causes of these diseases which can include genetics, brain chemistry, brain structure, experiencing trauma and/or … Continue reading All Mental Health Matters
Last night, I had to make one of the hardest decisions ever. My 10 year old pekingese had been sick for days and wasn't getting any better. She's blind, which made everything worse. She had stopped eating, and was lethargic and then eventually wasn't able to walk. Her being blind made it worse because the … Continue reading I am taking a break for a while
As you’ve read in previous posts, I have anxiety. I’ve written about it a few times in the past year. This post today is about what has helped my anxiety tremendously. I thought maybe, it could help others suffers as well. I’ve come to realize over the last 5 years, just how important self-care is … Continue reading If you have anxiety and you know it, clap your hands: Tips for caring for anxiety
One of the most reoccurring problems I run into with my anxiety is others using my anxiety as an excuse for their actions. Here’s an example: “Oh, you can be in a bad mood because of your anxiety, but when I do it, all hell breaks loose.” First of all, I don’t use my anxiety … Continue reading My anxiety isn’t an excuse for YOUR actions
I haven't really expressed what I am thankful for this thanksgiving season. I started to do the Thankful challenge on Instagram, but it literally only lasted like a day and then I got lazy. But I feel it is important that I do express what I am thankful for. One of the reasons why I … Continue reading Being Thankful.