It's okay to take a break when you're struggling mentally, physically, or both.
We all have days when we feel down in the dumps, frustrated, or angry. Most of us don't have the luxury of taking mental health days and calling out of work or canceling all of our plans when we have days like that. There are small things you can do in the moment to make… Continue reading 10 Small Things You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel Instantly Happier
Late last year, I was at work and started feeling really foggy. My hands were trembling, my anxiety was rising, and I started to feel confused. I would look at my computer screen and within seconds forget what I was looking at. It was terrifying. I told my supervisor that I needed to leave. I… Continue reading Be Mindful of Your Medications
When I first began seeking help for my mental health, there were so many unfamiliar terms. The most confusing for me at first was simply the difference between the two different types of doctors available: psychiatrists and psychologists. I'm sure I'm not the only person who was confused about the difference between the two, so… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Psychiatry and Psychology?
Emotional Detox for Anxiety: 7 Steps to Release Anxiety and Energize Joy by Sherianna Boyle Nonfiction | Mental Health | Self-Help Published by Adams Media Expected Publication: December 24th, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This in no way… Continue reading Emotional Detox for Anxiety by Sherianna Boyle – A Review
Note: This is a repost of an article from May 2019. I'm sharing it again because this is an important topic and something that I even need to remind myself of time and time again. Feeling burned out at work is something that many of us will feel at one point or another. Our society… Continue reading Do You Have Job-Related Burnout?
At least as far back as high school, I've dealt with severe depression, anxiety, and mood changes, but it wasn't until this past year that I was finally diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The diagnosis didn't lead to a cure for the disorder since there isn't one, but it's allowed me to notice the symptoms and… Continue reading An Example of What Bipolar Disorder is Like
Meditation is a relatively easy and completely free activity that has an incredible effect on your moods, anxiety, and stress levels. I discovered this about a decade ago, during a challenging summer when I was really depressed and randomly picked up a few books on Buddhism and meditation to read. A few years later, I… Continue reading A Brief Guide to Mindfulness Meditation
Now that it's officially autumn, it's getting close to the time of year when many people, approximately 10 million of them, are going to start feeling more depressed. Seasonal affective disorder, commonly known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects people based on seasons. The majority of people with SAD become depressed in… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Seasonal Affective Disorder
Are u ok?: A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health by Kati Morton, LMFT Non-Fiction | Self Help | Mental Wellness Published by Da Capo Lifelong Books Released December 11th, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Are u ok? is a non-fiction book written by licensed marriage and family therapist Kati Morton, also known for her YouTube… Continue reading Are u ok? by Kati Morton – A Review
The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma by James Gordon, MD Mental Health | Psychology | Nonfiction Published by HarperOne Release Date: September 10, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Note: I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affects my opinions. I've frequently written about… Continue reading The Transformation by James Gordon, MD – A Review
At the beginning of last year, I started a new full-time job, one that had great health benefits. Previous to this, I had worked jobs that either didn't offer health care or didn't offer good healthcare. I'd gone most of my twenties without having insurance, which meant I had zero access to mental health care. Once I… Continue reading My Bipolar Type II Diagnosis
Perfectly Hidden Depression: How to Break Free from the Perfectionism that Masks Your Depression by Margaret Robinson Rutherford, PhD Non-Fiction | Mental Health | Self-Help Published by New Harbinger Publications Expected Release Date: November 1, 2019 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: ARC provided for free by Netgalley for review I've written many times on Read Yourself Happy… Continue reading Perfectly Hidden Depression by Margaret Robinson Rutherford – A Review
In today's society, it feels like we're expected to be on top of everything - from the best new bands to current events to all the new book releases coming out. There's so much going on around us, however, that it's easy to get lost in all of the digital noise. The first time I… Continue reading Why You Should Declutter Your Digital Life
Feeling burned out at work is something that many of us will feel at one point or another. Our society forces us to work, mostly in jobs that mean nothing to us, for long hours, low pay, and mediocre benefits. It's no wonder that people's mental health can begin to decline in those circumstances. According… Continue reading Do You Have Job-Related Burnout?