The Heroic Journey

Don't Be Positive. Be Honest.

Don't Be Positive. Be Honest.
The second rule of my happiness journey was, "Don't be Positive. Be Honest."* Somewhere along the line, many of us seem to have become trapped in t...

Don't Be Perfect. Be Real.

Don't Be Perfect. Be Real.

I recently embarked upon a happiness journey. The first rule of the journey was, "Don't be Perfect. Be Real." This is the story of finding beauty in realness. You see, for a very long time (or at least five years that I am consciously aware of) my vision of happiness has been built upon a tyranny of positivity.

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Happiness is not denial.

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There are no negative emotions.

How to Create a Self-Care Plan and Why You Need One

How to Create a Self-Care Plan and Why You Need One
Self-care is essential for mental and emotional well-being. If you are one of the millions of Americans struggling with depression and/or anxiety, ...

How to Create an Effective Plan to Improve Even Your Worst Days

How to Create an Effective Plan to Improve Even Your Worst Days
Part 3 of my Mental Health Monday series is how to create an effective emergency self-care plan to improve even your worst days. If you're human, c...

30 Easy Ways to Improve Your Mood

30 Easy Ways to Improve Your Mood
If you find yourself stuck in an emotional rut, here are 30 easy ways to help improve your mood. They can also be used to uplift your mood whenever...

Mental Health Monday: an Introduction to Neuroscience

Mental Health Monday: an Introduction to Neuroscience
Spring offers a wealth of powerful metaphors that can be applied to our inner lives.The one that strikes me every year as the most powerful is the ...