For the past two days I have been feeling some frustration mount. I've had good intentions to weed, feed & file about it but I've let my regular day-to-day movements get in the way. Finally this morning I made myself sit down and weed. And I learned two great things: one mounting frustration with a person is because I do the same thing to them! And the other was to slow down in my budding … [Read more...] about Today’s Vulnerability–When You Feel Frustration Mount
There were times in my journey through depression that I felt resentment--towards God, towards mental illness, towards anyone that thought I could do something about it. And then something shifted and I decided to drop the "victim" mentality and do something to move forward. I remember one day in particular when I was at the store. I was not in a happy place. I felt dark. I felt alone. I was … [Read more...] about Resentment For Your Challenges
I just read a GREAT explanation of what our brains are doing as we move through life. I want to highlight what the author explains about how we develop pathways that can lead to depression and anxiety. I love to help people create new neural pathways by providing tools, accountability, and follow through. It matters! "Finally, once a mom is feeling well enough to engage in more triggering … [Read more...] about Postpartum Depression (PPD) and Neuropathways
I did a really good job of numbing my vulnerability during my 12-year walk with depression. I didn't share much of what was going on in my world of dark clouds and stormy weather. I can count on 3 fingers the number of people who really knew what was going on--and even they didn't get the full story. I numbed by not talking, not sharing, not reaching out. That way I didn't have to feel any more … [Read more...] about Do You Numb Vulnerability? I Did…
Stress and anxiety are buzzwords today. Knowing the difference between them can help us to eradicate anxiety by taking steps with the physical and mindset dimensions. Stress is the body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you sense danger—whether it’s real or imagined—the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” … [Read more...] about Stress and Anxiety — Is There Any Hope?
You are likely well acquainted with doubt and difficulty. Please talk to someone today OR write out what you would tell them; if it's negative, crumple the paper and throw it away:) Expressing is step one... … [Read more...] about Doubt – Unlocking Depression Key