Have you ever had a negative thought stuck in your head and playing endlessly on repeat? It’s called rumination, and it’s profoundly detrimental to your mental health. Not only does ruminating make things like depression or anxiety much worse, it even raises cortisol levels above what is healthy ...
Each time there’s a new supervisor at my job, I give them The Talk. “Hello!” I tell them. “My name is Sheila. Here is something you need to know about me — I don’t work past 9 p.m. I have bipolar disorder. I need stable sleep patterns or I could wind up in the hospital again. So, I cannot work ...
Having a mental illness or a chronic illness changes a lot about life. It affects our lives in so many ways. Too often the people in our lives don’t know how to take care of us. When someone you know is struggling, here are some ways to help. Send us a text. It can make our day. We often crave ...READ MORE +
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to rebuild my life, from the ground up. It’s not that I build bad houses; I have a great foundation. It just seems like the universe is hell bent on tearing down my house. Mother Nature, God, The Moon Goddess…. They are destroying my homes. And each time ...READ MORE +
Everyone deals with anxiety. Even being excited is a form of anxiety. However, when it becomes pathological and interferes with our daily lives, it can cause serious issues. But here are six simple tips you can try when your anxiety gets too high: 1. Look around the room and name everything of a ...READ MORE +