Advice and tips on managing mental health, maintaining a positive outlook and becoming your happiest self.
5 Tips for Navigating Summer With an Eating Disorder
Summer is especially difficult for me as someone who has multiple eating disorders . So many of summer’s activities involve food — barbecues, festivals, etc. — and as the world opens up more than it has in over a year, I am finding myself having increased when it comes to my body and food. While food seems to be a big part of summer activities, there is also the added stress of exposing more of our bodies through cooler clothing and swimwear. I admit that I have been struggling with eating disorder behaviors, and I have been extremely anxious about how my body looks as it has changed since I have been in treatment for a little over a year. I am still getting used to how my body looks and feels now and having to wear cooler clothing and swimwear often sends me into a panic and makes it especially hard for me to maintain recovery.
The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind
Scientists say that we only use 10% of our minds. Think about what I just said. We use only 10% of our minds! We are wasting the other 90%. Think of it this way….what if we only used 10% of our salary? Could we survive on 10% of our salary? No way, unless your Bill Gates. What about eating only 10% of the food we make? Wouldn’t that be a waste of food? What if we slept only 10% of 8 hours or 80 minutes a day? Could we survive? What if we had only 10% of the oxygen that was available? Could we survive? The answer to all these questions is a resounding NO!
Listen to your Dreams
Ah yes, another sleepless night. Good morning world- It is 2 am and I skipped my routine! Now I’m paying for it with terrifying images from a stupid dream, unable to relax, paranoid as heck, writing to you live from the comfort of my lit-up closing. It’s a condition… a forever disorder that I cannot quit.
If I am Neither an Extrovert nor an Introvert, What am I?
This piece was originally published on Medium For years I felt I wasn't an extrovert but I wasn't an introvert either. I am not the life of the party and don't like to be the centre of attention. However, I often enjoy small groups of people and I particularly like a one to one conversation. When I am with like minded people I may lead the conversation. On rare occasions I can even enjoy a large party. But being around people for too long drains my energy and I need time alone to recharge. This sounds contradictory and it left me confused.
Juan and the £50 Note
TRIGGER WARNING! This article contains a description of a suicide attempt. I took an overdose on Sunday. I’d been struggling massively with my mental health and I felt like nothing but a burden to my wife. I felt as though I’d been a bad wife throughout our marriage and made her life harder by simply existing.
A smile on the outside is only smile
A smile is just a smile on the outside because people see an illusion, when I smile it’s because I have too because, in reality no one cares about how you feel or how you think. This picture was taken in New Zealand back in 2015, and before I came to New Zealand I was going through an experience that no one else could understand. My parents had separated and I was more than happy about it because, they were just not right for each other. My Mother, had always smiled because she had too, she didn’t have the skills to adapt to a new country, so she married someone back in the 80s. My Father, had gone to a new family or wherever he was going and it was hurtful but it was okay, nothing knew, so I would just smile and say, he left for work overseas – which is what he always did, worked overseas but was doing something else.
Please Remember, Unless I Say Yes, I DO NOT Consent.
Many times in my life, I have dealt with unwanted sexual touching and rape. I haven't said or done anything to bring this on myself, and as I was covered most of the time, I soon learned that what I was wearing made no difference. These weren't just men, they were women too. There is an obvious difference between someone who wants you to touch them, and someone who does not. If a person whether male or female pushes you away but doesn't verbally say stop, then she or he is telling you that they do not want touching in that way. It is NOT an incentive for you to carry on, just because that person did not verbally say it. I have seen both men and women get mad when a person rejects intimate touching and say some offensive things like:
Reasons To Avail The Services Of Psychologists
Many people find it quite difficult and uncomfortable to reach out to a professional psychologist. People usually avoid seeking help due to the fear that others might make fun of them, or it can be shameful. However, it is essential to overcome such social stigmas and avail the services of psychologists in Calgary for better mental health.
Ten psychological effects that humans cannot resist
"In the depths of the human mind, there are many sleeping powers; awakening these forces that people have never dreamed of, and using them skillfully, can completely change their lives."-Orison Mellen
Why is your child not confident? Psychology: The low self-esteem formed in the subconscious will be indelible in a lifetime
I believe that most parents do not want their children to become inferiority and fragile existence, but many parents, before becoming parents, have not changed from the role of their children before, and they will even choose to deal with problems in an emotional way. Consider that your actions can cause harm to your child.
Intentional Living in a World of Hustle Culture
Intentional living is a concept that can vastly improve our lives, but it can be challenging to actually live intentionally in our world of hustle culture. These are some easy ways to integrate intentional living into your day for more peace, freedom and an overall sense of wellbeing.
Emotion management is a compulsory course in life, as long as you do this, you are also a winner in life
A few days ago, a news went viral on the Internet that a lady quarreled with her husband over trivial matters. The more she thought about it, the more angry she became, causing shortness of breath, numbness of her hands and feet, and her hands cramping into "chicken feet". This situation frightened the people around him, thinking that he had some disease, and rushed to the hospital.