Trying to plan the next week, but I really wish I could just sleep for 10 days and have someone wake me when this political crisis is over. Brightly colored planners help a little.
I wanted to share what I turn to when I’m struggling, in case it might help you during these overwhelming times.
Most of the tools aren’t actually in this giant box I’m holding , but rather things I’ve learned to do over the years that have been incredibly useful during the challenges of 2020.
The first two are the most important, and are lifesaving for me: therapy and medsI will never stop saying this – Please don’t be ashamed to get professional help!
Do I still struggle? Of course, I do. Mental health is a constant battle with your brain. But these tools help me come out ahead most days.
Want more ideas? My partner, Mental Health America, has lots of helpful info on its website here.
New addition to my mental health toolbox, Journey to the Heart.
I used exercises from this book – The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook – in therapy several years ago, and it’s so helpful to have it around whenever I need a refresher. I highly recommend it for your mental health toolbox.
I’ve been longing for my mom’s Egyptian recipes lately (I made the mistake of leaving them in storage when we moved to Maui). The New Book of Middle Eastern Food’s author was born and raised in Egypt, and has similar authentic recipes as the ones I grew up eating. Can’t wait to dig in! ️
Can’t wait to dig in and make ALL THE THINGS figureoutable!
Saw this journal last week right after my first CranioSacral therapy session for my dizziness. Pretty sure it’s a sign.
My therapist wanted me to read this book, You Can Heal Your Life, so I’m taking her advice. It’s all about the mind-body connection and illness, specifically. I’m a big believer in how our mental health and physical health are connected, and this book takes it to a whole new level. I’ve lived with chronic illnesses since I was a teenager, and I’m hoping to connect some dots and try new ways to get some relief.
Excited to explore this new cookbook, “The Art of Grain-Free Baking” from my friend, Catherine Culpepper! So many yummy dairy-free recipes, too!