Moraine State Park Bike Path Have you ever noticed painted rocks with nice messages on your walk, hike or at the park? The idea behind painting rocks and leaving them about in nature is for people to find them and to feel inspired or to receive a positive reminder. The person who finds a rock … Continue reading Painted Rocks for Inspiration and Positivity
Whetstone Ridge Trail, VA If you need support with depression, reach out to a counselor, don't hesitate. Asking for help can be really, really hard. People who live with depression (major depressive disorder) may feel alone, making it harder to reach out. PsychCentral has an article on 10 Ways to Ask for Help When Depressed. … Continue reading Depression – When and Where to Reach Out
Friendly reminder Please, take care in understanding your mental health. Invest by reading and listening to a variety of credible resources. A few resources When you use social media or the internet to find information, use caution, as there are people who spread misinformation about mental health. - These people are usually lifestyle bloggers, coaches, … Continue reading Friendly Reminder: Understand and protect your mental health
Do you prioritize your mental health? If your mental health isn't one of the areas that comes to mind, consider moving it to one of your top priorities. Here's the short answer of why it's important. When we work on our mental health, we improve all of the other areas of our lives. When we … Continue reading Why You Should Prioritize Your Mental Health (and How)
Crewing and pacing my friend at the 2021 Badwater 135 Think of something that you’ve always dreamed of doing. Travel? Opening a business? Contacting someone you haven’t talked to in a long time or ever? Dumping an unhealthy habit that you have been clinging to for years? It can be anything. It is probably overwhelming … Continue reading Be Fearless, Accomplish Your Dreams
What people think it is: • Talking to a therapist about problems. What it actually is: • Talking to a therapist about problems. • Making changes to thoughts and behaviors. • Psychoeducation. • Building awareness of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. • Between session work. • Learning and practicing coping strategies. • Working on becoming less … Continue reading What People Think Therapy is vs What it Actually is
Depression, anxiety and panic attacks are signs that you should ask for help It is important to be able to recognize the symptoms of depression, anxiety and panic in ourselves. When we experience these symptoms frequently, for longer than a few weeks, it is time to ask for help. Take action. We tend to go … Continue reading Struggling to Remain Strong for too Long?
Personally, I feel the best positive affirmation is, "I have everything I need." I tend to feel like I need MORE (belongings, money, approval from others, etc.) and it can create anxiety and overwhelming tension. In reality, I don't need any of these things. When I practice living in the moment, and tell myself that … Continue reading The Best Positive Affirmation?
One day, your "hard" will become your "easy." Whatever mountain you're climbing, whether it is the loss of a loved one, difficulty at work, anxiety blanketing everything, a conflict, etc., don't give up. Don't lose hope and faith.Keep moving forward, though a short rest is okay, you should take action in the valley and continue … Continue reading When “That was Hard” Becomes Easy