Category: Promoting Mental Health Awareness

Why You Shouldn’t Care What People Think of You – Adjust Your Focus

Everyone has an opinion. What makes my opinion more or less important than yours? It all depends on the perspective we take. When you are trying to decide about something, the information that you have will determine the decision that you make. We need to keep in mind, the quality of the decision will depend on the quality of the information we have.

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Self Esteem and Body Image – Can We Dress for Emotional Success

The way you dress has an impact. The problem is, where does the chain begin. Of course, adults decide how they dress themselves, so your self esteem and body image are impacting what you choose to purchase before you show it to the world. At the same time, how you present to the world, determines how they react to you which reinforces what you already think about yourself.

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Perfectionism and Relationships – Happy Wife, Happy Life, Right?

Is is so hard to explain the perils of putting someone else’s happiness before your own. There is so much that goes into making sure someone else is happy. The time, effort, and actions you will take to ensure that the other person is happy is usually excessive, exhausting, and unfortunately, wasted. Wasted because inevitably the person does show signs of being unhappy!
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Perfectionist Trap – How Trying To Be The Best Can Ruin Your Life

The perfectionist trap is so seductive. Who doesn’t want to be at their perfect weight, have the perfect relationship, with perfect friends, and the perfect job. When we daydream about how we want our lives to look in 5 years, we rarely envision health problems or fights with our friends. And that’s what a daydream is supposed to look like, right?
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High Functioning Depression – Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)

Depression hurts. That is the tagline from commercials that aim to help the general public understand depression. So, how is it possible that someone who is depressed would be laughing and smiling? These people can’t pull themselves out of bed and yet you are telling me that they have jobs, friends, and hobbies? Isn’t that a contradiction?
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