the power of self realization

How To Change Your Life – The Power Of Self Realization

How Bad Do You Want It? I know it sounds cliché, but knowledge truly is power, especially in terms of the power of self realization. After struggling with anxiety and depression for the majority of my life, I have finally learned just how powerful it can be. From a simple definition of the word, self realization is the knowledge of one’s…

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How to Never Have a Panic Attack Again

It is possible to never have a panic attack again, ever. I’m sure you’re reading that, thinking it’s not possible. But it is. And no, you don’t need a prescription, or even therapy, to be able to gain control of panic attacks. You can do it all by yourself. How do I know this? Because I did it. All on…

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Ten Shocking Truths About Mental Illness Neglect

The average person has absolutely no idea of the staggering amount of neglect that people with mental illnesses suffer with. The number of people that experience mental illness neglect is heart-breaking and downright appalling. And it shouldn’t be happening. There is no acceptable excuse for how people with mental illness are treated by our health care system. It makes me…

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journaling for mental health

Journaling for Mental Health

Keeping a journal is a concept that’s been around for quite some time. Journaling for mental health is amazingly therapeutic, and has some surprising mental health benefits! Not only that, but journaling for mental health can be enjoyable, as well as insightful! You can learn a lot from yourself.     It might seem a little daunting when first getting…

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Find Yourself When You Feel Lost

How to: Find yourself when you feel lost “Know first who you are, then adorn yourself accordingly.” – Epictetus Whether you’re struggling with mental illness, going through a rough time, or starting a new chapter in your life, there are some things you can do to help find yourself when you feel lost. I believe there are times in everyone’s…

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Ten things I hate about life

Ten Things I Hate About Life

Ten Things I Hate About Life – An Original Poem By Me. I’m having a bad day. Well, I wasn’t having a bad day. But then…people happened. What is wrong with people anymore? There is such a lack of compassion, kindness and empathy for others, it’s appalling. Everywhere I go, this is all I find. I’ve never seen so many…

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How to Deal with a Sociopath

How to deal with a sociopath – antisocial personality disorder. The answer to how to deal with a sociopath is actually very simple. You don’t. I know, it’s probably not the answer you were expecting. But this is the only answer if you want to stay emotionally healthy. There are tons of articles and posts from medical experts and health…

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What is Mindful Thinking?

What is mindful thinking, and how can it help you? 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…

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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

What does the hole in the sidewalk poem represent? 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…

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