mental wellness

The hardest task of all: whole-heartedly show-up ready to offer our best.

How To Feel Better — A Primer For Living In Tumultuous Times

For many, it's impossible to turn on the news without feeling a strong response to many of the events unfolding in our world. Here's how to feel better.

In mild September, my favorite time of year.

Stop Making People Feel Bad For Staying Inside During Summer

Mental illness doesn’t switch off for the summer — it just feels different. So stop making people feel bad for staying inside during summer.

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Your Jealousy Isn't Actually A Bad Thing

The good news is that we have a choice about how we respond to jealousy; it isn’t just a primal experience we have no control over.

 It sure can be tempting to just hunker down into that depression, and make yourself a little home of blankets and hot drinks and Netflix.

Long Nights, Dark Days: Staying Mentally Healthy All Winter 

Winter is upon us! It sure can be tempting to just hunker down into that depression, and make yourself a home of blankets. But let's stay mentally healthy!

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Mondays With Matt: Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

After spending a long time in nature, it stopped being intimidating. It started being calm. The quiet wasn't something I feared anymore. It was something I wanted to cherish.

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How Depression Improved My Body Image 

When I’m in the company of family, my strongly held beliefs about positive body image, my carefully honed confidence that I am more than numbers on a scale, my uncompromising rebellion against the patriarchy and its arbitrary rules for women’s sexuality, crumbles into a fine dust that blows away with one heavy sigh.

What do you mean "will I still be fun?" (Am I not fun when I don’t drink?)

I'm Still Fun When I Don't Drink, Right? 

The first step isn’t to admit I have a problem. I don’t.