Mental Health

Who would have thought that the diary of a Jewish girl would start me on a journey that taught me how to start journaling for mental health? You can learn how to start journaling and improve your mental health today! #SelfCareSunday #mentalhealth #journaling

How to Start Journaling for Improved Mental Health

Who would have thought that the diary of a Jewish girl would start me on a journey that taught me how to start journaling for mental health? You can learn how to start journaling and improve your mental health today! #SelfCareSunday #mentalhealth #journaling

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In order to take care of yourself spiritually during a mental health crisis, you’ll need to come to terms with the fact that most of us experience some sort of mental health crisis at some point in our lives. #SelfCareSunday #mentalillness #mentalhealthmonth

How to Take Care of Yourself Spiritually in 4 Easy Steps

In order to take care of yourself spiritually during a mental health crisis, you’ll need to come to terms with the fact that most of us experience some sort of mental health crisis at some point in our lives. #SelfCareSunday #mentalillness #mentalhealthmonth

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Have you ever wondered if owning a pet is good for you? Who wants to clean up after a pet, train a puppy, or find petsitters? It turns out, that the benefits far outweigh the inconveniences. #pet #cat #dog #balance #selfcare #MentalHealthMonth #4Mind4Body #B4Stage4

Why You Need a Pet for Balanced Self-Care

Have you ever wondered if owning a pet is good for you? Who wants to clean up after a pet, train a puppy, or find petsitters? It turns out, that the benefits far outweigh the inconveniences. #pet #cat #dog #balance #selfcare #MentalHealthMonth #4Mind4Body #B4Stage4

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Download your free self-care checklist for mental health and learn about the importance of forming healthy self-care habits to improve your outlook on life. #mentalhealth #selfcare #checklist #printable #free

Free Self-Care Checklist for Excellent Mental Health Habits

Download your free self-care checklist for mental health and learn about the importance of forming healthy self-care habits to improve your outlook on life. #mentalhealth #selfcare #checklist #printable #free

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Don’t Neglect the Importance of Caregiver Self-Care

The month of November marks the beginning of another National Family Caregivers Month in the United States. You may wonder what a family caregiver IS and why anyone would set aside an entire month to recognize them. You may not even realize that this month is set aside to celebrate YOU. Neglecting caregiver self-care can prove deadly, so follow along this month as we explore ways to take care of yourself during your caregiving seasons. Are YOU a Family Caregiver?…

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How Loyalty Can Ruin Your Need for Self-Care

Can Loyalty be a Bad Thing? First, let’s look at the definition of the word loyalty (noun): the quality or state of being loyal. Loyal, the root of loyalty, means the quality of being unswerving in allegiance to a country, person, or cause. On the surface, loyalty looks like a good thing, right? Maybe. I know for a fact that loyalty to my husband caused me to gain 55 pounds and lose my health for three years. When he experienced…

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How to Stand up to a Bully

For Self-care Sunday this month we’ll be talking about all things back-to-school. One of the most important back-to-school topics we need to understand is what to do with a bully. Especially when we discover how close to home the bully might live. The link to the book is an affiliate link. Listening to Myself As I walked on the dirt road behind our house I chastised myself. “Why didn’t you start preparing for this presentation sooner? You can act so…

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Why I Celebrate the Anniversary of a Bad Month

Remember Your Journey August means hummingbird migration. It also means it’s time to celebrate. Not the hummingbirds so much as what happened four years ago. In fact, on this fourth anniversary of our horrible, no good, very bad August, I reflect in wonder at the amazing grace of God. Four years ago, our youngest daughter, Sarah, texted us that she was having horrible thoughts. Thoughts about going for a walk on a lonely country road at night and stepping in…

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How to Find Freedom from Worry in Five Steps

This month, the Self-Care Sunday series will focus on freedom. Join me each Sunday as I show how self-care can bring you freedom. The Negative Effects of Worry Worry wrapped its sticky fingers around me, threatening to pull me under a wave of despair. Big worries—my husband’s health, the mountain of debt built by cancer—that loomed giant and threatening. Small worries—what to fix for supper, grading papers, the girl at school who seemed depressed—that nagged like mosquitos on a hot…

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Why YOU Should Fight the Ocean of Hate

My Ocean of Regret I saw the news in an email from my husband whilst standing in a Starbucks in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. But I couldn’t cry then. My traveling companion had just turned to me to ask a question, and I didn’t want to burst into tears in front of her. The ocean of grief stayed locked inside. As we continued our drive, I caught myself laughing over the horrible mistakes I made speaking Spanish. I breathed in…

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