self care

How to challenge negative thought patterns— Yes, it’s possible!

What was the last negative thought you had? Did you snidely comment on your own appearance? Did you wish you were more successful? Or more in shape?  Did you think about something you’re afraid of? Did you obsess about how short life is, and you are nowhere close to meeting your goals? This post contains …

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Sadness vs Depression: How to recognize the difference

2019 has been a really hard year. I’ve seen friends struggle with grief, infertility, break-ups, hard seasons of parenting… They’ve mourned the ends of marriages and other relationships, cut ties with toxic family members, and sought treatment for mental illness. Sadly, it has also been a difficult time to be engaged in the political and …

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Book review: Medical Medium (3rd Installment)

Do you suffer from chronic illness? Do your symptoms leave doctors baffled, and you drowning in frustration? This book is a comprehensive tome on mystery illness and how you can finally heal. If you missed my previous posts about the book, you can catch up here: Installment 1 & Installment 2 *Again, I want to …

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Amazing Self Care Ideas: 10 Ways You Can Beat Holiday Stress

I’m not sure if I’m writing this post more for me or for you. After all, I’ve been incredibly stressed and looking for an outlet for it. Sometimes I feel like a bit of a fraud. I offer all these pieces of wisdom, and lately, I just can’t seem to get my life together. **This …

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Book Review: Medical Medium (2nd Installment)

“The medical establishment trains doctors to use explanations like this about mystery illnesses across the board. It’s a decoy to make patients feel safe, to feel like their healthcare providers understand what’s happening to them and why it’s happening, to feel like there’s a measure of control over what’s going wrong.” (Medical Medium, 71) This …

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What causes addiction and other little known facts

**This post is about what causes addiction. It contains affiliate links. That means, if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at NO additional cost to you.** Do you know someone who suffers from addiction? Chances are you do, and don’t even know it. According to one study, in 2017 about 19 million …

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How to recognize the physical symptoms of depression and anxiety

**This post contains affiliate links. That means, if you make a purchase, I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you** What does depression feel like for you? Does it feel like a darkness creeping over you? Or a deep pit you can never crawl out of? How about anxiety? Is it racing …

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