Mental Health Month 2022: Get a screening

If every day feels hard or out of your control, maybe you should talk to someone. One of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you’re experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition is to take a mental health screening from Mental Health America. It’s free, confidential, and anonymous. Once you have your results, … Read more

#ichoosebeauty challenge recognized as effective healing tool by Mental Health America

Deeply honored that the #ichoosebeauty challenge is recognized by Mental Health America as a DIY tool to improve mental health! If you’re not familiar with the challenge… it’s 30 days of guided beauty treasure hunts to help you re-focus on the little things in life that we so often take for granted. You get daily … Read more

World Mental Health Day – #ichoosebeauty Day 2882

It’s World Mental Health Day! Today and every day… I will keep talking openly about mental health, share my journey, and make sure those of you who are struggling know you’re not alone. ️ ⁣⁣If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or text MHA to 741-741.⁠⁣⁠⁣ If you … Read more

Chronic illness, dismissive doctors, and fighting for your health

Has this ever happened to you? You don’t feel well, you take the time and energy to go to a doctor like you should, then he/she is dismissive? This has happened to me several times in my life! And I just want you to know to always listen to your gut and to fight for … Read more

Processing trauma has helped me to grow in ways I never knew were possible

Random things I’ve learned about myself while I’ve been home in Kansas: ⁣⁣It’s really hard watching your parents struggle with their health as they grow older ⁣I’m more patient than I knew ⁣I’m longing for my Egyptian roots like I never have before⁣ Things don’t bother me like they used to ⁣I’m more in tune … Read more

Mental Health Month: 4 tips for challenging negative thinking

Let’s talk about negative thinking patterns, and how cruel we can be to ourselves without even realizing it. This is the main thing I worked on changing several years ago when I was doing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on retraining your brain, and eventually led to my #ichoosebeauty project (another brain training tool).⁣⁣ … Read more

Mental Health Month: 7 ways to fully accept your reality

When life throws you a situation that you can’t change, do you fight it with all your might? Or fully accept your reality? I’ve been working on the latter over the past couple of years, and man, is it hard!⁣⁣ But… I’ve learned that accepting reality doesn’t mean you approve of the situation, you’re giving … Read more

Mental Health Month: How to process big changes in your life

When big changes we aren’t prepared for happen in our lives (like the pandemic), knowing how to move forward can be really difficult. As part of Mental Health Month, let’s look at some tools that can help us process change and adapt more easily.⁣⁣️ Focus on what you can control. During times of change, it … Read more

Mental Health Month: free toolkit 2021

As we kick off Mental Health Month, it’s important to note the profound impact COVID-19 has had on our mental health… before we get to some tools that can help you.⁠⁠ In November 2020, the CDC reported that 44% of us were dealing with either depression or anxiety. 44%! Young people are bearing the brunt … Read more

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