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.
Based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown We recently had our first Self Care Club event: a private outdoor screening of Amy Schumer’s movie I Fee...
Mental health has its own unique characteristics, obstacles and challenges for every single one of us. For July we take a deeper look at Minority...
“Has he ever trapped you in a room and not let you out? Has he ever raised a fist as if he were going to hit you? Has he ever thrown an object that hit you or nearly did? Has he ever held you down or grabbed you to restrain you? Has he ever shoved, poked, or grabbed you? Has […]
Suicide. It’s not a fun or pretty topic. It’s taboo, and downright terrifying to talk about, or hear a friend or loved one think about suicide. Or possibly you’ve entertained those thoughts. As uncomfortably, scary, and awkward as it feels, it’s IMPERATIVE for suicide to be discussed no matter your age, ethnicity, gender, social class, […]
January is one of the most depressing months of the year. If you deal with depression year round, then today is just another day to get through. But for millions of people who are generally happy, and don’t struggle with mental illnesses – today might STILL be the day you wished you stayed […]
Winter time can be a debilitating time for many. At least I know it can be, and is, for me and many of my clients. The “Winter Blues”, otherwise known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), can include feelings of sadness, lack of energy, lack of motivation, difficulty sleeping, and a number of other depressive […]
Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month! Check Out These Other Clothing Brands Who Are Helping to Break the Stigma.
Let’s celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month! Regardless of who started it, or when it started, Mental Health in fashion is a growing trend. We would like to celebrate and give a shout out to other brands who share the same goals and passions we do in wellness, mental health, and breaking down the stigma. Check […]
“1 in 4 people, like me, have a Mental Health problem. Many more have a problem with that.” – Stephen Fry There’s something wrong with me. I’m defective. Damaged. Flawed. Not good enough. If you’ve ever thought these thoughts, chances are you know the experience of Shame. One of the biggest fertilizers of this Shame […]