Memories can bring up many things for us. Sadness, regret, longing and at times, gloom. But memories can also be a way to strengthen ourselves. They can be like an inner armor. Thinking about memories and situations of loss or longing, we can sometimes feel deep and difficult emotions. But these memories also remind us … More Your Memories Can Be Your Armor
What do you think, about how you think? How do you acknowledge but then ‘ignore’ unhelpful thoughts? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section. Keep it Real
What do you think? I find it’s easy to get hooked thinking about and stressing over the things I have little control over. I can’t change my moods, I cannot erase my fears or make things easier. But I focus much of my energy on these things. I am working right now on settling intentions. … More I’m Hooked, and Sometimes I like It!
3 Ways that “Naming it” will help you “Tame it” ____ In TV’s X-Files, the two main characters are FBI Detectives, Dana Scully and Fox Mulder. Scully is the no nonsense skeptical PhD scientist, and Mulder is the passionate believer, famous for saying “The truth is out there, somewhere.” Over time, Scully begins to believe … More What The X-Files can Teach Us About Living With Things That Seem Impossible
A few weeks ago my family were in Montreal for a vacation and so that I could attend a psychotherapy conference. When we landed in Montreal, all the signs are French. And it seemed to me that every person I heard was speaking French. My trip to Montreal taught me an important lesson. When you … More How Assumptions Can Chip Away at Your Mental Health
Myth #6: Mental health is a choice (or some will say, We have little choice about our mental health…) For the rest of the article, “The 6 Myths that can Rob Us of Our Mental Health,” click on photo. Keep it Real Photo by Andrew Officer
Louise Hayes & Joseph Ciarrochi, “The Thriving Adolescent” page 131 Keep it Real