What Is Stimming And How Can It Affect Your Mental Health As a Neurodivergent?

What is stimming? Chances are you’ve heard of it before in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorder. But did you know this self regulatory behavior is something everyone participates in? Yep, that’s right – everybody stims! But just what is stimming and why am I writing about it in a mental health blog post? Keep reading …

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The 7 Best Mental Health Quotes According To Mental Health Bloggers

In this post, Mental Health Bloggers share some of the best mental health quotes they’ve heard in their journeys so far! As you may know, I’m BANANAS about quotes and affirmations! (Check out just a few of the quotes I’ve put into visuals over the course of last year below). I’ve even got a whole …

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Leaning Into The Unexpected – How To Deal With a Backslide

How To Deal With a Backslide: Have you experienced an unexpected and severe backslide in your mental health journey? I certainly have. In fact, I just recently felt like I’d stepped five years backwards in my mental health journey. Long story short, trauma reared its ugly head in a very bad and unexpected way. In …

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Infographic: How To Deal With An Overwhelming Task

Have you ever had to deal with an overwhelming task? If you’re anything like me and struggle with executive dysfunction, you’ve had to deal with A LOT of overwhelming tasks. That’s because those of us with ED often struggle with planning and memories of our past mistakes haunt us to the point we don’t even …

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Body Image And Your Mental Health: Things To Remember As Your Body Changes

Has your body image ever affected your mental health? Having struggled with body dysmorphia nearly my entire life, I can safely say my body image has seriously affected my mental health. At one point it was so bad, I was convinced that I’d never find love because I was so ugly. Now I know what …

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Mental Floss: How to Create Healthy Habits

So you want to create healthy habits. Nothing wrong with that. More power to ya! But the problem is – these attempts often fail. Let’s consider New Year’s Resolutions. It’s staggering when you consider a whopping 80% of these resolutions go the way of the dinosaurs within a month. Why the heck is that? Because …

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My Rest Day Planner – Featured Printable

One thing that has helped me tremendously as a chronic workaholic is to have a Rest Day Planner. Dr. Elaine Aron, the preeminent guru of Highly Sensitive People, suggests that planned rest is one of the greatest things we can do to preserve our health and overall happiness. As someone who often forgets to take …

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Rules of Engagement: How to Argue Online in a Mentally Healthy Way

How to Argue Online: Have you ever had an online argument that absolutely drained you mentally? What am I saying? Of course you have, this is 2020 after all! As we all know, this rotten buttsnack of a year has been the most divisive in recent history. And where our differences really show is in …

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Not Another Self Care Checklist: Why Self Care Tools Don’t Work and What to Do About It

I know what you’re thinking: ugh, not another self care checklist!! Believe me, I totally understand that sentiment. I’m the queen of starting routines, following them for a couple weeks and then forgetting about them when I get too busy or stressed. I’m right there with ya. On that note, I’m going to tell you …

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A Layman’s Guide* and Worksheet: Solution Focused Therapy for Goal Setting

*Disclaimer – While based on therapy techniques, this guide was not created by a mental health professional. It is only ever meant to be used as a layman’s introduction to Solution Focused Therapy techniques adapted for the purposes of personal growth. SFT should always be done with the guidance of a mental health professional. This …

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