Tips for Coping with Mental Illness at Christmas

Tips for Coping with Mental Illness at Christmas

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by @Catlady1492, who is a beauty and mental health blogger I have gotten to know on Twitter. To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   Hey there! So, Christmas… It’s meant to be the most magical time of…

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A Fast Self-Care Manual for the Holidays

A Fast Self-Care Manual for the Holidays

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by Audrey Hope, “The Ultimate Problem Solver” and the Host of ‘Hope For Relationships.’ To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   The holidays are coming. What a wonderful time for joy and celebration and also potential depression…

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Self-care around Thanksgiving

Self-care around Thanksgiving

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by Megan, who is a mental health advocate, Social Worker, and avid Netflixer. She loves cats, too, which is fantastic, since cats are great! To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   Well here you are. The turkey…

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How to Rewire your Mind for a Positive …

How to Rewire your Mind for a Positive Holiday Season when the Holidays are not-so-happy

This post is a part of Nicole Carman’s mental health-related holiday post series, “Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season.” It was written and contributed to this post series by David M. Phelan, LPC, creator of Transcend Personal Development, which provides online mental & emotional fitness resources. To see the post line-up for the previous and remaining posts in this series, please visit this page on Nicole’s blog, Navigating Darkness. If you enjoy this post, please comment and consider sharing it on social media!   For many of my clients, “the most wonderful time of the year”…

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Taking Care of your Mental Health during the …

Taking Care of your Mental Health during the Holiday Season

The holidays are all about giving and family. We spend time with family and friends, practice our respective holiday traditions, worship, exchange gifts, and give back to others. We focus on others during the holidays and, while that is a beautiful thing, it often means that we put ourselves on the back burner. While giving to others is important, taking care of our mental health is just as important. Many people feel guilty for spending even just a moment thinking about themselves during the holidays, myself included. I often feel selfish for doing so, even if I want to take…

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Easy Wok-cooked Fried Rice

Easy Wok-cooked Fried Rice

  Print Recipe Easy Wok-cooked Fried Rice Craving some restaurant-style fried rice? This recipe is easy to make and very affordable, and it tastes just like what you’re served in a Japanese restaurant! This is my personal recipe, so I hope you enjoy it!This recipe easily feeds an adult family of 4, and possibly even a family of 6 if you have children. It makes plenty of rice for leftovers if you’re a smaller family like us!PLEASE NOTE: This recipe requires a wok. Prep Time5 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time30 mins Course: Main CourseCuisine: JapaneseKeyword: Dinner, Fried rice, Japanese Servings: 4…

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#MHBlogFam Comment Pods

#MHBlogFam Comment Pods

The Mental Health Blog Family, or #MHBlogFam, is a network of mental health bloggers who help each other by supporting one another and our blogs. I recently set up a comment pod system for any and all mental health bloggers. All members in each comment pod have committed to commenting on each other’s blog posts (minimum of one) per month. There are three different levels of comment pods so that you can decide which commitment is best for you.   Gold Comment Pod Our Gold comment pods have a maximum of 16 members. This means that you will receive a…

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My Life as a Manic-Depressive

My Life as a Manic-Depressive

I’m sometimes not sure what mental health-related topic to cover on my blog. When this happens, I really only do one thing: ask Twitter! Everyone I have had the pleasure of meeting and knowing on Twitter is truly wonderful and, even though I’ve never met any of them in person, I still consider them acquaintances, friends, and even colleagues. This may sound silly or bizarre to social butterflies or to people who have thriving social lives, but neither of those describe me at all. Haha. I’ve been unsure of what to write lately and for the past three weeks I…

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