All tagged mental wellness
Everyone has a gift to be given. We have heard many quotes that talk about our place in the world and our worth to those around us. We don't think of our actions as gifts of inspiration and hope. It is a common misconception for us to believe that we are only important to those closest to us, such as family members. Today I want to challenge you to think differently....
Your smile is truly a gift! You never know how smiling at someone can change their day. People are constantly observing us while we remain unaware that we are being studied.
I want to address a topic that is insanely controversial (see what I did there? Heh): THERAPY! The are two major schools of thought when it comes to therapy: therapy is for crazy people + therapy can be useful when you have a rough life. Now I understand everyone doesn't believe those statements. However, the majority of the population believes one or the other. If you're in one of those categories - this post is for you!
The thought of therapy can be intimidating, but going to therapy can be rewarding if you follow the professional's advice. Many people who have tried therapy say, "Therapy doesn't work." There are a couple of reasons they may feel this way:
If this is your first time visiting the blog I would like to welcome you! If you're one of my regular subbies - welcome back! You might have noticed I took a week off of blogging after the Relationship Series! Whew! That was a lot of tough work you guys put in + I'm glad you made it through. If you have no clue what I'm talking about, you can click this link to start the 20 Days to Better Relationships series! I will not take the series down, so you can come back to this website at any time + refer to it.
Keeping in line with exploring our relationships + growing stronger, healthier, happier lives comes being honest. If we want to grow, both personally + in our relationships, the first person we have to be honest with is ourselves.
We have to confront the things that hold us back in order to move forward.
There is no way around it... mental illness affects parenting. This doesn't mean that parents with mental illnesses are bad parents. It just means they may parent differently and it requires them to do what any of us should do regularly: constantly be aware of our feelings.