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A Little Bit of Joy Goes A Long Way – My Brain’s Not Broken

A Little Bit of Joy Goes A Long Way – My Brain's Not Broken

The inspiration for today’s post comes from my blogging friend, Mio, who runs Mentally Ill in America, a place where he shares his experiences in clear and contemporary ways that I love. I enjoyed one of his most recent posts, “Why I Keep Getting Back in the Ring”, which was about how to get back…

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Not Keeping Calm, But Carrying On – My Brain’s Not Broken

Not Keeping Calm, But Carrying On – My Brain's Not Broken

While I mentioned last week that November was a very challenging month for my mental health, I was still uncomfortable sharing something too detailed for fear of hexing myself (yes, I’m definitely afraid that I will be over I’ll bewitch most of the good things in life, but that’s no problem for you to hear,…

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Developing a Better Relationship with My Nerves – My Brain’s Not Broken

Developing a Better Relationship with My Nerves – My Brain's Not Broken

I know I should start a New Years post in 2021 (although you should be warned, there won’t be much of the “New Year, New You” energy you might see elsewhere) but since I started a new job this one week I wanted to touch nerves and be nervous. People’s relationships with these feelings can…

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Making Space for Positive Moments – My Brain’s Not Broken

Making Space for Positive Moments – My Brain's Not Broken

I’ve written about the power of positive moments on this blog a few times. Once I found it difficult to enjoy good moments or changes in my life. Another time it was about holding those fond memories wherever they find me and taking them with me as I continue my mental health journey. The relationship…

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A Lesson in Stress and Mental Wellness – My Brain’s Not Broken

A Lesson in Stress and Mental Wellness – My Brain's Not Broken

After months of mental training to overcome COVID obstacles, I faced some new challenges in November. They are pretty common obstacles that many people deal with as they progressed into adulthood, but the circumstances of this year made it feel like a whole different challenge than anything I’d experienced. However, these challenges were also very…

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Changing Vocabulary About My Own Mental Health – My Brain’s Not Broken

Changing Vocabulary About My Own Mental Health – My Brain's Not Broken

“Well, if you put it that way …” We’ve all had conversations when our opinions were challenged and our perspectives challenged. When we share our thoughts with others, our choice of words and phrasing are important – how can anyone else understand our point of view? Over the years I’ve learned that the way I…

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