Posted in BPD, depression, Mental Health

Letting Go: How I Stopped Looking Back

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present. – Lao Tzu

It’s taken me way too long to learn that hanging on to the past will only hurt you.  And when I say ‘hanging on to the past’, I’m not talking about those great childhood memories.  I’m talking about the bad ones.. Continue reading “Letting Go: How I Stopped Looking Back”

Posted in BPD, depression, Mental Health

Neurofeedback Therapy

I recently had my first real session in Neurofeedback Therapy following my intake/assessment session to determine if it would be helpful to me.  Before I go too far with this, I want to briefly explain what Neurofeedback Therapy is.

brain waves

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Posted in depression, Health, Mental Health

Meditation For Depression & Anxiety

The most effective strategy for diminishing chronic stress is balance. Being able to stay centered, relaxed and present is the optimal state of balance for both mind and body. You need to train your brain to stay there.
~Deepak Chopra

meditation-climbMeditation has been proven to go head-to-head with medication when it comes to it’s effectiveness in treating anxiety and depression.  And one of the major benefits of meditation is that it has NO side-effects (other than increased well-being). Continue reading “Meditation For Depression & Anxiety”

Posted in depression, Mental Health, Recipe

Quick Healthy Breakfast For Weight Loss: Protein Breakfast Muffins

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who struggles with trying to eat a healthy breakfast – or just plain finding time to prepare one.  My mornings are just so busy I consider it a win if I leave the house fully clothed with hair and makeup done.  Bonus points if I don’t forget my lunch.  (Extra bonus points if my toddler doesn’t have food on her shirt.) Continue reading “Quick Healthy Breakfast For Weight Loss: Protein Breakfast Muffins”

Posted in depression, Mental Health, Physical Fitness

Food For The Brain: Mental Health And Nutrition

“The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.”  ~Thomas Edison

You’ve all heard it before…  You are what you eat.  But unfortunately, in today’s modern world, what we eat is becoming further and further from actual food product.  Packaged, canned, bagged.. artificial flavors, fillers and sweeteners.. As a results, our consumption of sugar per person, per year has gone from 90lbs in the early 1900s to 180lbs as of 2008! Continue reading “Food For The Brain: Mental Health And Nutrition”

Posted in Books, Mental Health

Minimalist Lifestyle: How Tidying Up Will Change Your Life

Love people, use things. The opposite never works.
-Joshua Fields Millburn

I was (yet again) on the couch in my PJs scouring Netflix for a good documentary to watch when I came across one called “Minimalism“.  It’s about two friends (Ryan and Joshua) who walked away from SIX figure salaries to live a simpler life.

(You have got to be kidding me. Right?) Continue reading “Minimalist Lifestyle: How Tidying Up Will Change Your Life”

Posted in Mental Health

Get Organized, Beat Stress

Stress can manifest mentally and emotionally.  It can change the way you see your life and the world and make you feel helpless and hopeless.  Stress can make a small problem seem like a bigger one and than it actually is and it can cause you to feel closed-off and withdrawn.

Stress can also manifest physically as sore joints, heart palpitations, exhaustion and more.

For those of us suffering from Mental Health issues, the impact of stress can be debilitating.  It is our worst enemy.

So how do you deal with something that is inevitable? Continue reading “Get Organized, Beat Stress”