Truth: I struggle a lot with my self-confidence. I’ve been really having a hard time lately, and I know why. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) gave me a lot of coping tools that help me sooo much, but sometimes, you gotta dust off your tool box, if you know what I mean.
I saw a great message about the holiday season from my partner, Mental Health America, that really resonated with me, so I wanted to pass it on to you… I know sometimes when I’m feeling down, I don’t want to reach out to people because I worry I may be a burden. This is such an important time of year to check in on your friends and family, and tell them what you love about them. ️.
Beyond the Beauty: The great news – Exercise has been proven to help with depression. The tough part – When you have depression, you lose all desire and motivation to do ANYTHING, even the things you love and the things you know will help you feel better. It’s like a catch-22.
Beyond the Beauty: Let’s talk about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and how it can help you feel better. This is the type of therapy I went through several years ago, which ultimately lead to #IChooseBeauty.
Beyond the Beauty: Let’s talk about how important it is to expand what you find meaningful in your life.
Beyond the Beauty: When your alarm goes off in the morning, do you immediately pick up your phone (because your phone is also your alarm, of course), check your texts, emails, social media platforms, and the news before you get out of bed? You know that’s like crash-landing into the start of your day, right?! … Read moreBEYOND THE BEAUTY: My morning practice to fight depression
Beyond the Beauty: My evening routine for the last several years is something that takes just a few minutes, but makes a world of difference in how I feel about myself… especially when I’m down. It’s a tool I learned in therapy that helps to train your brain to notice the good in yourself and in your life, even if things are crappy in your world.
Over 800,000 people in the world die by suicide every year. That’s 1 person every 40 seconds! And that’s not okay.
Beyond the Beauty: Last week, I shared with you how physical health affects our mental health. And while we can’t always help what happens to us healthwise, it’s important to focus on what we CAN control. Nutrition is one of those things.
Let’s talk about: How physical health problems take their toll on your mental health. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a crappy immune system – ever since I was a kid, I was always fighting something. But my longest battle was with endometriosis, and it definitely contributed to my depression.
Beyond the Beauty: How to be happy living with depression
Last week I mentioned that while choosing to see beauty every day is a big part of what helps me with my depression, there are several other things I have to consistently do to help me feel good.
Truth: It takes more than noticing the beauty in life (like this aisle filled with dark chocolate) to put that smile on my face. Living with depression is a daily struggle, and while choosing to see beauty in every day is a HUGE part of what helps me feel better, I want to share more with you about all the other things I have to consistently do to keep from slipping back down that dark hole I was in a few years ago.
#MentalHealthMonday: I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again and again and again… ️Therapy saved my life. It was hard and raw and painful, but it saved my life.
I started keeping track of my small wins in this notebook a few months ago. Then I got off track. I’m making a point to get back to it today because it makes such a huge difference in how I feel about myself. Too often, I’m so busy with my big goals that I forget … Read more#IChooseBeauty Day 1673
Her sister said Kate Spade didn’t get the treatment she needed for her depression because of how it might affect the image of her brand. We have to stop the stigma of mental illness. My beautiful wallet has suddenly taken on new meaning- a reminder that there’s so much work to do. #stopthestigma #mentalhealthmatters #RIPkatespade
#MentalHealthMonday: Something as simple as asking, “How are you doing today?” can mean so much to someone who’s struggling with depression. More helpful advice below, too. ️
#MentalHealthMonday: How cool is this?! It doesn’t get much bigger than Times Square to share this message about mental health!
#MentalHealthMonday: The constant fight can be exhausting. That’s why it’s important to arm yourself with the coping tools that help you the most.
I’ve always had a thing for words. From the time I was a little girl inseparable from the E. E. Cummings book my dad gave me to my career as a journalist, words have always had a special place in my heart. So I suppose it’s no surprise that it was words that came to my rescue a few years ago.
#MentalHealthMonday : Thank you, Letitia Wright, for speaking out about mental illness. ️
It’s been about three-and-a-half years since I first started #IChooseBeauty, and this month, Experience Life magazine shared my journey. I’m honored, and hope it helps someone out there who is struggling.
It’s Mental Health Awareness Month, and I’m proud to be featured in Women’s Health magazine among several “strong, kickass women with mental illness” who share what we wish people understood about us and our condition.