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Tips to Help Keep Calm & De-Stress This Christmas

Christmas time can be joyful yet incredibly stressful and nervewracking at the same time for anyone, but especially for people who have mental health disorders! Being around too many people — even your loved ones — for too long can be anxiety-producing.

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Tips for Surviving the Holidays When You're in Recovery | Guest Post by Ryan Rosen

The holidays are particularly difficult for people in addiction recovery. This time of year can dredge up sad memories, cause financial or travel-related stress, and subject you to uncomfortable social situations. At the same time, alcohol is present at almost all work parties and family gatherings, which can make abstinence all the more difficult to maintain. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to prepare yourself and enjoy a sober holiday season. (Continue Reading…)

5 Tips To Help You Prepare For Your Next Psych Appointment

Some people look forward to going to almost all of their psychiatric appointments while others seem to loathe them. At times, it may feel like you have no idea what you’re supposed to talk about or discuss. Then other times, you may feel like you have way too much to bring up or go over that it can feel a bit overwhelming. These things happen to everyone from time to time.

Child-Proof Your Yard – Four Tips for Outdoor Safety

According to the CDC, 8,000 children a day are taken to emergency rooms due to fall-related injuries. Many of these happen at home, particularly in the summer months when windows are open and children play outside. However, falls are not the only risk in the backyard – pests, infections, and standing water can also be issues. If your children are eager to get outside to enjoy the season, here are four tips that will help you childproof your backyard.

Get Certified

Many people don’t realize how important it is to get certified in CPR and First Aid. I’ve been certified for many years, since I was 18-years-old. I’ve never had to use any of the things I’ve learned. I only ever actually got certified because it’s a requirement of […]

How To Do The Gratitude ABC’s

Gratitude ABC’s can work wonders for a variety of situations including anxiety or panic attacks, urges to use drugs or alcohol, anxiety-inducing situations, feeling low, or even as a distraction method. It is simple to do and requires only your mind and ability to think.

Reoccurring Dreams

Have you ever had a reoccurring dream? Reoccurring dreams are dreams that are about the same exact thing or very similar dreams. These dreams can be delightful or they can be terrifying nightmares. Some people believe dreams have no meaning. There’s not much scientific proof regarding dreams, so […]

Depression In The Winter

If you live in an area of the world that has an ice cold winter, you may notice you go through some changes. Winter doesn’t affect everyone, but it does for many people. I tend to become more depressed and tired during the winter months. I do not […]

Feeling Fantastic

They say you can be anything you want to be as long as you put your mind to it. I do believe that to a certain extent. Many people want to be millionaires, but as we all know, that doesn’t happen for everyone. I do believe if we […]

3 Ways To Beat Your Stress

  1. Journal, Journal, Journal! Identify your stress points and write about them in a journal. Your journal doesn’t have to be fancy – the ritual of putting the pen to paper transfers all that mental energy out of your mind and parks it so that you can […]

When Love Turns Toxic: A Link To My Article

Another one of my articles got published on Vocal today and I thought I would share this one on here too. Please check it out and let me know what you think. You can leave a comment here. I am always up for some constructive criticism because I know that is the only way to improve my writing. I know it’s not my best work, but I don’t think it totally sucks either.

Keeping A Gratitude Journal

  Keeping A Gratitude Journal The Dictionary.com definition of Gratitude is: the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. Keeping a gratitude journal of positive experiences can help us remember the good things that have happened to us on our worst day. Even when we are having a […]

How To Counter A Negative Automatic Thing

  How To Counter A Negative Automatic Thought Automatic thoughts are the first things, or thoughts, that come to our mind when something happens. Sometimes, these thoughts happen so quickly we don’t even realize they are happening until the negative thought is stuck in our head, and then […]

Journaling And Mental Illness

Journaling & Mental Illness Journaling can be an important and beneficial factor in mental illness. It can help improve your overall mental well-being because it can create a healthy outlet to express your emotions. A lot of people that struggle with any type of mental illness, or addiction, […]

Preparing For Your Psych Appointment

Preparing For Your Psych Appointment Most people don’t bother preparing for their appointments because either they don’t see the point in it, they think it’s a waste of time, or they think they already know everything they want to mention. But how many times have you left an […]

Creating a Self-Esteem Log

Creating a Self-Esteem Log Self-esteem is a big issue for many people. I know it is for me, always has been, and probably always will be. Baby steps are necessary, and the little things really do help. Creating a weekly self-esteem log can help build it up a […]