How to Deal with Negative Thoughts

When it comes to negative thoughts, illnesses, defeating the “bad guy”, monsters or what have you, our culture is obsessed with fighting. If you’re reading this, I bet that fighting your thoughts hasn’t worked for you. When we consistently try to ignore, suppress or push away something, it only gets stronger. The same goes forContinue reading “How to Deal with Negative Thoughts”

Why Taking Care of Yourself is Not Selfish

When we sacrifice ourselves to please others, be it saying yes when we mean no, or listening to your friend rant when you don’t have the mental energy to really be there, we do a disservice to ourselves. Often we see these self sacrificing behaviors as admirable, when we put another’s needs before ours. ItsContinue reading “Why Taking Care of Yourself is Not Selfish”

The Foundation of Our Mental Health

Being human is hard. As Brene Brown so eloquently puts it, “we are wired for struggle”. Yet we often continue to indulge in the fantasy of one day getting there, to that magical place where we are at peace, we’ve figured it out, got it together and we’ve made it. In a lot of ways,Continue reading “The Foundation of Our Mental Health”