Coping & Thriving
How Superman Helped Me Cope With Being Different

When it comes to mental health issues and being different, there are a lot of things that can get complicated. Sometimes it is the simple things. Ever thought ...

Why Restorative Mental Health Days Are Important for People with Chronic Illnesses in the Workplace

Research shows a correlation between chronic physical conditions and mental health.   Studies have shown that around 50.6% of people with mental disorders ...

10 Things I Thought Were Social Anxiety but Turned Out to Be Autism

If you struggle with social anxiety, these 10 signs indicate that it could be something more and you might be on the autism spectrum. Although I was diagnosed ...

6 Ways Writing Can Improve Your Mental Health

I teach a class in creative writing at my local psychiatric hospital. My patients come from many backgrounds and have many diagnoses. But now doing this for ...

Coping with the Unknown — Living with a Chronic Illness with No Name

Chronic illnesses aren’t fun. To be sick and know that you will not get better is a hard pill to swallow — sometimes literally. But you cope; it’s kind of your ...

How to Thrive in the Workplace with a Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness can be challenging and often requires extra effort just to get through the day. This is especially true when it comes to managing ...

For Your Eyes Only: Video Journaling for Your Mental Health

Video journaling can be a helpful tool for managing your mental health, processing emotions, and expressing yourself if writing in a journal isn't for you. ...

10 Things I Want Parents to Understand About Their Autistic Child

In the autumn of 2022, with the help of a friend, I produced a guide (in the form of a PowerPoint hand-out) called "A Guide to My Autistic Self." This was ...

11 Tips for Coping with Misophonia and Misokinesia

If you live with misophonia and/or misokinesia, these tips can help you cope with the anxiety, pain, and stress that repetitive sounds and movements can ...

The Healing Power of Wellness Retreats: How They Can Improve Your Mental Health and Chronic Illnesses

In today's fast-paced world, many individuals struggle with mental health issues and chronic illnesses that can be overwhelming and debilitating. Wellness ...

5 Tips to Boost Productivity and Manage Your Mental Health

Mental health and productivity go hand in hand. It is even more critical for employees to take care of themselves now that some businesses allow hybrid or ...

I Was a Pushover… Until I Was Diagnosed with Celiac Disease

When I was a kid, I was absolutely terrified of Oompa Loompas. Even the slightest whiff of them made me want to stick a finger in my own eyeball. That creepy ...

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