In this post we’ll explore how to self advocate for your mental health! What Does It Mean? To advocate is to publicly support or recommend a specific cause or policy. For example a mental health advocate supports or fights for those with mental illness. They also share personal stories as well as helping and inspiring… Continue reading How To Advocate For Your Mental Health?
Let’s Explore Endorphins In our last post we explored dopamine. It’s a brain chemical that plays a role in motivation, emotions as well as mood. The imbalance of dopamine plays a role in bipolar disorder symptoms. Learning how to manage this imbalance with therapy, medication as well as lifestyle changes are keys to a better… Continue reading Let’s Explore Endorphins
Dopamine is a brain chemical called a neurotransmitter. It’s made in your body and it’s used by your nervous system to send messages between nerve cells. It plays a role in how we feel pleasure. Let’s Explore Dopamine?! Dopamine is a chemical that makes you feel good. According to healthline.com, it plays a role in… Continue reading Balancing Dopamine For A Better Mind
Let’s explore how to fight depression?! Is it temporary or is it long term like clinical depression. What are some symptoms of depression? Is it a normal response to a life event or is it something more serious? What can you do about it? Let’s find out!! What Is Depression? Depression is a mood disorder.… Continue reading How To Fight Depression?
In today’s post we’ll be asking ourselves this question, “What To Do To Get Unstuck In Life”? We’ll explore what feeling stuck in life means. It’s not always the best feeling. As a result feeling stuck can lead to anxiety and depression. Also we’ll explore what to do to get unstuck in life. What It… Continue reading What To Do To Get Unstuck In Life?
In this blog post we’ll be talking about the benefits of leaving your comfort zone. My Anxiety Story I was dealing with a life full of chaos due to financial, mental as well as physical health problems for 5 years. These were problems went hand-in-hand with anxiety. When my life was becoming less chaotic and… Continue reading The Benefits of Leaving Your Comfort Zone.
What are B Vitamins? B vitamins are a class of water-soluble vitamins. They help maintain good health and also well being. Along with being the building blocks for a healthy body. They also have a direct impact on your energy levels, cell metabolism and also brain health. B vitamins play a vital role in producing… Continue reading B Vitamins For A Better Mind!
What is Brain Fog? Let’s explore what causes brain fog and also how to improve it naturally. The term “brain fog” is not a medical condition. It is used to describe symptoms that can affect your ability to think. When you’re feeling anxious, confused, disorganized, finding it hard to focus. Also, if you’re having a… Continue reading How To Improve Brain Fog?
What Are Habits? Habits are routine behaviors that are repeated regularly and tend to happen without thinking about them. They are automatic responses to specific situations that can be either good or bad. What Are Some Examples? Examples of habits include everyday essential tasks such as taking a shower, brushing your teeth or getting dressed… Continue reading Habits That Lead To Success
In this post we’ll be exploring the role probiotics play in managing bipolar disorder. What Are Probiotics? Probiotics are live good bacteria that you consume. They help keep your body healthy and also working well. Probiotics are part of your body’s microbiome aka your “gut”. They play a role in helping as well as restoring… Continue reading Probiotics For Bipolar Disorder
What are some benefits to being authentic? What Is Being An Authentic Self? Being authentic is to come from a real place within yourself. It’s when your actions and words align with your beliefs and values. Also, it’s not caring about what other people think of you, especially when you’re expressing your whole self genuinely.… Continue reading What Are Some Benefits To Being Authentic?
What is a Bipolar Brain? Let’s explore the bipolar brain. Bipolar Disorder is a mental disorder marked by mood episodes. These range from manic highs to depressive lows. The exact cause of bipolar disorder is unknown. Factors such as genetics and environment play a role. Another important factor that may play a role in bipolar… Continue reading Tips For Helping A Bipolar Brain!
What does “high functioning” bipolar mean? Does it mean that you don’t need help? Do you have less severe symptoms? Before we answer these questions lets learn about bipolar disorder. What Is Bipolar Disorder? Bipolar Disorder is a mental disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood. It causes shifts in energy, activity levels and focus.… Continue reading How To Be “High Functioning” Bipolar?
Social Media is a big part of 21st century life. Using it has brought benefits to its users, however using social media has a lot of triggering effects like loneliness, anxiety as well as depression. Let’s learn how to stop social media triggers! What Is Social Media? Social Media refers to websites and also applications… Continue reading How To Stop Social Media Triggers?!
What Is Self-Hatred? Self-hatred means that you don’t love yourself. It makes you feel like you’re not good enough. Also, it causes you to feel anxious and depressed. Self sabotage and other bad behaviors, along with not living the life you want happens when you don’t love yourself. What Causes Self-Hatred? Self-hatred comes from a… Continue reading Tips For Stopping Self-Hatred
Let’s explore rediscovering self confidence after a setback. Life is strange! Sometimes you win and other times you lose. When life is going well you feel good about yourself. Life also throws you curveballs that set you back. Most setbacks are minor and don’t throw your life off track. They include being turned down for… Continue reading Rediscovering Self Confidence After A Setback
In the aftermath of 2020 there’s going to be a lot of uncertainty ahead. It’s not the same world as it was just a year ago. What was a world of order and certainty is now being replaced with a new one of chaos and uncertainty. Let’s learn about Coping With Post-2020 Chaos! What Is… Continue reading Coping With Post-2020 Chaos
Let’s take a look at coping through cooking! Have you ever had a bipolar disorder coping strategy that became a passion? Did this passion help you reduce your symptoms and at the same time fill the room with delicious smells?! Coping Through Mindfulness I’ve had bipolar disorder my whole life. Along with medication and therapy,… Continue reading Coping Through Cooking
Today’s post is a follow up of a blog post I wrote about “Turning Anxiety Into a Super Power”. I mentioned that change in my self-perception was one of the changes I made in my life to overcome the worst of my mental health issues. What is Perception? Perception is how we see ourselves and… Continue reading Tips For Improving Your Self-Perception
What are limiting beliefs? This is a term used a lot in the self-help community to describe fear of failure. In this post we’ll explore what they are. Also we’ll be exploring how to overcome limiting beliefs? This post is a follow up to, “Tips For Improving Self-Perception”. Limiting beliefs are a reflection of how… Continue reading How To Overcome Limiting Beliefs?
Let’s explore social anxiety. What role does it play in your mental health? Is it due to being shy or are you dealing with anxiety and depression?! Is social anxiety a symptom of a much bigger problem? Most importantly how do you overcome social anxiety? What Is Social Anxiety? Social Anxiety comes from the fear… Continue reading How To Overcome Social Anxiety?