Part 6 of the What Does This Have To Do With Wellness? series. Religion, spirituality and philosophy, have kind of gotten a bad reputation, and don't get me wrong that is for a lot of important reasons. All of these have been used in harmful and negative ways by powerful people and institutions to manipulate … Continue reading Searching: Spirituality and Wellness
Part 5 of the What Does This Have To Do With Wellness? series. Trigger Warning: this post contains discussion of slightly disordered eating as well as struggles with body image. You might have noticed that I haven't yet talked about fitness. And that's because I think fitness is a very difficult and often triggering subject … Continue reading Does Being In-Shape Make You Well?
Part 4 of the What Does This Have To Do With Wellness? series. Some might think it's strange that I have a food blog as a part of my mental health and wellness blog. Especially because what I eat and the recipes I share might not fit what people typically think of as "health-food". But, … Continue reading Wellness and What We Eat
Part 3 of the What Does This Have To Do With Wellness? series. You might have noticed that my last two posts had a bit of what some might call a political twist. And you might be wondering, why would I talk about politics & social justice as a mental health and wellness writer? It … Continue reading Social Justice and Politics for Our Wellness
Part 2 of the What Does This Have To Do With Wellness? series Self-care is the buzzword of the wellness world, and lately it has become the hot-topic that everyone is talking about. I have both positive and negative opinions about self-care and want to share with you what I think self-care reveals to us … Continue reading What Self-Care Reveals About Our Wellness
Part 1 of the What Does This Have To Do With Wellness? series. Some of you might be wondering, why do I write so much about negative emotions? What do unhappy feelings have to do with wellness? I have received some criticism as well as some honest questioning as to why I often write about … Continue reading Why Negative Emotions are Important for Wellness
How to help refill your creative well and come back from burn-out. If you follow my Covid Chronicles series you know that I hit a really low point before the holidays. A big part of that was feeling very stressed, overwhelmed, and creatively burnt out, and in general just burnt-out. I was feeling directionless, uninspired, … Continue reading Refilling Your Creative Well: Recovering from Burn-Out
How we can still find Christmas magic even during a global pandemic. Forward: In this post I will talk a lot about Christmas, as this is how I celebrate at this time of year. However, much of what I am saying could also be applied to non-religious celebrations or celebrations of other religious holidays during … Continue reading Celebrating A Covid Christmas
If you follow the blog regularly, you may have noticed I've been writing and thinking a lot about grief, especially in the last few months. And outside the blog, if you know me personally, the last few years. I've gone through a ton of grief and loss in the last 6 years of my life. … Continue reading What the Hell is Grief Anyway?
Toxic Positivity has been a bit of a buzzword lately, and I think a really helpful one. Basically, toxic positivity is when you always try to be positive, happy, or have a smiley-attitude, despite experiencing negative feelings. It's called toxic positivity because this kind of positivity, that fails to acknowledge, dismisses, or attempts to erase … Continue reading Rewriting Toxic Positivity Expressions