what is mindful thinking

What is Mindful Thinking?

  What is mindful thinking? Well, I’m glad you asked. It is, after all, a very important question. And once you have the answer, it has the potential to change your life. I’m going to explain it in my own words – what it means to me, and how I use it to help myself. It’s a personal experience that…

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having a mother with bipolar

What is Having A Bipolar Mother Like?

Having a bipolar mother – what life is like. Having a bipolar mother makes life…interesting, to say the least. I guess everyone’s experience is different, but mine is the only one I know. If you’ve read my post on causes of anxiety and depression, I give some details of what it was like having a bipolar mother as a child.…

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The hole in the sidewalk poem

The Hole In The Sidewalk Poem

  The hole in the sidewalk poem is pretty popular among counselors and therapists, and for good reason. That’s actually where I first became aware of the existence of this particular poem. From my counselor. I got a printed copy to take home with me to read. At first, I sort of dismissed it. I didn’t really take it too…

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today will be a good day

Good Days – Feeling Better. Today Will Be a Good Day

  I’m feeling better today, much more like myself, I can tell today will be a good day. I saw my counselor today, which always makes me feel better. She helps me to see things in a different perspective. It’s also great having someone to talk to that understands. She’s also really cool; down to earth and easygoing. Not like…

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when does life get easier

When Does Life Get Easier?

Is there even an answer to that question? I honestly believed that once I became an adult, life was going to be so much better. I suppose that’s one of my flaws, I’m a hopeless daydreamer. Always thinking that things are magically going to fall into place, and everything will be perfect. It’s funny that I still actually believe that,…

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what causes anxiety and depression

What Causes Anxiety and Depression?

There are many factors that can cause anxiety and depression to be triggered. It’s different for everyone. But I believe there are some fairly common themes that come into play. I’m no medical doctor, but it honestly doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out. Here’s my take on different things that can cause anxiety and depression: Genetics Family…

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Anxiety and Depression

Coping with Anxiety and Depression – My Story

So, this is my first of many posts to come. I decided to create this blog for several reasons. My main reason, however, is to help others. There are so many of us out there who are coping with anxiety and depression, and it can be a lonely journey. I want you to know you are not alone. I also…

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