The Stigmatizing Term: Mentally Ill

Young woman, called mentally ill, suffers from stigma and in despair needs ketamine off-label treatment.

Stigmatizing Term: Mentally Ill I used to think I was an expert in this stuff.  The stigma of it all.  Mental illness.  Man, I hate that phrase.  I don’t hate many things, but I hate that phrase. Always hated that phrase. Truly,  I think I hate every awful syllable of that phrase.  I never utter it. People who […]


Resilience: Adapting To Emerge as Your Best Self

Reaching out for the sun demonstrating the triumph of resilience over adversity.

Do you know someone who can’t seem to go through difficulty without collapsing emotionally?  Whether the difficulty is a natural disaster, a broken relationship, or a financial loss… Some people can weather difficult storms with strength and resilience. Others become grief-stricken and shut down every time something disappointing happens.  Why is that? So what is […]


How to Stay Present Through Emotional Pain

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Coping with emotional pain may leave you feeling like life is passing you by. It can be difficult to remain focused on the present while you’re dealing with emotional pain, but it’s crucial to do your best to live for each day. If you’re having trouble staying present through emotional pain, here are some tips […]


How to Cultivate a Positive Self Image

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Having a positive self image is essential to your well-being, but how do you get and keep it? Sadly, we can easily slip into feeling that who we are is not good enough, but that’s simply not true. We are all unique and we are all good enough! Here are some ways to cultivate a […]