Guest post by Christine Hill Do you ever find a certain worry dogging your thoughts? Do you blow problems out of proportion, envisioning the worst-case scenario again and again? Are you often restless, unable to focus, with shaky hands and your stomach twisting into knots? Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenges in the … More A Toolbox for Coping with Anxiety
I sat down at my laptop and it seemed like minutes went by. And then it hit me: “Where did the time go?” I checked Facebook, made coffee, fixed some older blog posts, drank my coffee and ate a couple of mini doughnuts, and I thought a lot about how I don’t have anything original … More Donuts are More Fun the Older You Get: Random Thoughts on Aging and the Mind
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!
Three things you need to know about your inner Critic ______ Your inner Critic isn’t your friend… at least, not yet Your inner Critic loves to talk to you about how much you suck. You should have said this, you shouldn’t have said that, you deserve this, you don’t deserve that. And since the Critic … More You Can’t Beat Up Your Inner Critic…
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
I found St. Jude and he reminded that life is mostly about just showing up. ____ I don’t get the idea of moving half way around the world to ‘find yourself.’ Most of my life has consisted of finding bits of myself hidden in the cracks. Sometimes the stuff we learn about ourselves is great, … More Let Go of Trying to be Your ‘Best Self’ and Just Show Up