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Steps to Developing Shame Resilience: Part 4

Steps to Developing Shame Resilience: Part 4
Based on the research of Dr. Brene Brown The fourth and final step to developing and practicing shame resilience is the Ability to Speak Shame. D...

Suicide Prevention Week: What Can We Actually Do For Prevention?

Suicide Prevention Week: What Can We Actually Do For Prevention?

As we enter National Suicide Prevention Week, we hope to draw attention to the topic. Project Semicolon makes an important clarification that “Suicide is a complex issue involving numerous factors and should not be attributed to any one single cause. Not all people who die by suicide have been diagnosed with a mental illness and not all people with a mental illness attempt to end their lives by suicide."

 

Developing Shame Resilience: Part 3

Developing Shame Resilience: Part 3
When we don’t reach out to others, we allow them AND ourselves to sit alone in our shame, and by doing so we feed shame two of the ingredients it needs to survive: silence and secrecy. Using shame to fight shame doesn’t work. And using shame as a tool to try and change others doesn’t work, either. We can, however, all benefit from shared empathy. Empathy is what helps extinguish shame in its tracks.

Learn to Script Your Setbacks and Maintain Change

Learn to Script Your Setbacks and Maintain Change
“Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There’s going to be stress in life, but it’s your choice whether you let it affect you or not.” -Valerie Bertinelli Just when you feel like life is going smoothly…   You are happy, peaceful, and on a roll…   Then you get into a car […]

6 Truths to Managing Stress

6 Truths to Managing Stress
I did it again.   I awoke the day before a big presentation, and realized I had procrastinated for weeks leaving myself until the last minute to get everything done.   I was time crunched, stressed, anxious, and worried.   Why had I done this to myself again?   I immediately felt a need to […]

Top 5 Favorite Wellness and Mental Health Apps

Top 5 Favorite Wellness and Mental Health Apps
I awoke last night from a abominable nightmare, anxious, horrified and severely disturbed.   I felt the knots twisting in my belly; the tightness in my chest. My pillow drenched in sweat.   The urge to stay frozen to my bed and take a sleeping pill crept in.   It was in that moment I thought, what […]

13 Habits Mentally Strong People DON’T Do (and how to knock them)

13 Habits Mentally Strong People DON’T Do (and how to knock them)
“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds.” -Bob Marley You poured your heart out. Put in your all. And you got rejected. Abandoned. Embarrassed. You failed. You went home, ranting in your mind of all the ways your boss, family members, spouse have let you down. They were not there for you. They […]

9 Magic Keys to Unlock Your Power and Ignite Change

9 Magic Keys to Unlock Your Power and Ignite Change
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” -Helen Keller Have you ever said to yourself, “I’m just sooo overwhelmed!?” There is so much going on in the world today. You’re consuming dozens of things on a […]