Spring cleaning. It’s that time of year when garage doors open, rakes come out, closets get decluttered, and floors are polished to a sparkling shine… well, in theory, anyway! It would be great if we could just keep our homes and our worlds clean and uncluttered all year round, but the reality is that life … Continue reading Spring Cleaning of the Soul
3 Mental Health Killers that Messed with Me This Year
Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 14: Over the past year, what has contributed to the declines in your mental health? Even when life is at its very best, we all still face everyday challenges that threaten our mental well-being. I try to be proactive about … Continue reading 3 Mental Health Killers that Messed with Me This Year
4 Lies that I Believe About Myself
We all believe lies about ourselves. Even when we don’t realize it, our creative minds come up with these sneaky, little untruths that can convince us we are something we’re not… or, often times, that we’re NOT something that indeed we ARE. A huge part of my mental health recovery journey has always been identifying … Continue reading 4 Lies that I Believe About Myself
A Fresh September Start
"Today is September 1st—the start of a new month. For me it really represents the start of a new season. August is over, summer is gone, and it’s time to move on with regular life. It’s time to re-establish a routine and get things back on track..."
Fearless Friday: What I’ve Learned About Anxiety
I couldn't be more delighted to introduce today's guest blogger, Jen Standing. Jen is a wellness coach and a blogger at Standing Strong Wellness. In today's post, she brings a ton of insight to the table as she shares about her personal journey with anxiety...
Guest Post: 5 Benefits of Writing for Mental Health by Talasi Guerra
Life has been crazy these past few weeks, but I am finally getting around to sharing a guest post that I wrote for River-Moose-Reads back at the beginning of April! Click on “View original post” at the bottom of the box below to read the entire article. Enjoy!
5 Benefits of Writing for Mental Health
My name is Talasi Guerra and I am a mental health blogger. Let me clarify that—I am not a mental health professional. Rather, I am an average, every day person who is navigating the ins and outs of life with mental illness.
I have struggled with mental illness for most of my life. Obsessions started at a very young age, and by the time I was fourteen, I had developed an eating disorder. For the next number of years, I was tormented by depression, anxiety, and addictions, until finally, at age 21, I started to make some genuine progress towards recovery.
Since that time, nearly ten years ago, it has been an uphill battle. Fortunately, I have experienced many great successes along the way. Writing has been an essential part of my mental health recovery at every stage. And while I am so…
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Fearless Friday: Overcoming Ophidiophobia (The Fear of Snakes)
It’s Fearless Friday, and I am very pleased to welcome my first guest post by Addison D’Marko. Addison is a blogger at AddisonDmarko.com, and I must admit that the story of triumph she has chosen to share today hits very close to home. Being someone who struggles with a severe case of Ophidiophobia, I’m inspired … Continue reading Fearless Friday: Overcoming Ophidiophobia (The Fear of Snakes)
Miserable Dread, Blissful Ignorance, or Graceful Optimism?
It doesn’t take much for me to become completely unraveled by fear. As you know, I have been fighting hard against this instinct for the past two and a half months throughout the course of my Braver Than Before journey. Fear is my greatest battle in life, and I have been struggling with irrational fear … Continue reading Miserable Dread, Blissful Ignorance, or Graceful Optimism?
Sink or Swim? …I think I’ll Swim
I sat down earlier to write a blog, but the words just weren’t coming. I had no inspiration, no direction. I felt like I didn’t have a story to tell today; there was nothing to report. It was a good day. I was tired, but satisfied. That was all. But that wouldn’t have made much … Continue reading Sink or Swim? …I think I’ll Swim
A Woman on a Journey
It was nearly ten years ago now when I underwent the greatest personal revolution of my lifetime. It was during this season that, by some divine miracle, I was able to overcome the sinister and manipulative tactics of the eating disorder which had held my life in bondage for the past seven years, and begin … Continue reading A Woman on a Journey