To love yourself unconditionally means to treasure yourself merely because you exist.
“What is right about you?” is a basic resiliency strengthening question.
These self reflective questions can strengthen your resilience.
Your job is to stop demeaning yourself in the middle of a comparison. As the old adage goes you can’t compare apples to oranges.
We all have mental health challenges calling us to find solutions and rebound with resilience. During challenging times some of my connections asked questions about attending to their mental health. Here are five of those conversations in which I attempted to put on my best mental health counsellor brain.
Emotional Agility: Get unstuck, embrace change, and thrive in work and life, authored by Harvard Medical School psychologist, Susan David ranks high in my reading inventory. I place it with the likes of Daniel Goleman’s Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ and Brene’ Brown’s Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience.
Have you had days when you thought a sneeze would blow you over? You felt dis-stressed, depressed or plain worn out. I have had days from burnt toast to a family member crashing his car that exhausted me. I’ve asked myself, We can bounce back more easily when we have developed some everyday grit or resilience. The end result of building resilience is that we have increased strength, skills and adaptability to handle life’s pains, strains and challenges. We are able to bounce back.
Anger is the most energy-charged and hot feeling. It is often experienced in the body by increased heart rate, rapid breathing, adrenaline rush, and hyper-alertness. When in a high feeling state cool thinking is distorted by a heated brain.
Researchers, as well as ancient and recent philosophers, honor the act of crying. Never do they suggest you must cry nor stop crying.
Inspired by Glennon Doyle’s Unleashed, Patricia Morgan describes her Truest and Most Beautiful Life and lists100 ways she loves herself; at least tries.
Are you fed up with COVID-19? You are not alone. You are not the only one either needing or wanting to develop a COPING Mindset. I am with you.
Discover and develop a relationship with your inner-child: make your unconscious conscious, re-parent yourself and heal your wounded child.