Me and My Shadow (Self)

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How dipping into your darker side can lead to a greater sense of self-discovery.

I was Hacked and I Lived to Tell About it!


I was hacked in the fall of 2014. My first clue was my Task Manager was on overdrive. Stressed and sleepless, eventually panic overtook my healthy habits and replaced them with old comfort-junkie habits.

Everything Does Happen for a Reason


Chances are you will have heard the cliché, “Everything happens for a reason.” The hard part is trying to find the reason.

The Good Side Of Bad Dreams

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Do your bad dreams about your boss stress you out? Well, they may actually have a positive effect on your mental health.

5 Real Ways To Manage Your Crippling Anxiety


It’s not easy to reprogram our brains, but understanding how and why panic attacks happen can help us manage them.

How We Talk About Mental Health is Wrong


“Oh, my friend used to have problems with anxiety, but then she started going to yoga classes. Totally fixed it!”

Mental Health: The Silent Wait of Depression


How happy do you feel? Depression may be more common than you think.

I Love my Kids, but Sometimes I Can’t Stand Them


Sean Swaby has a serious confession to make

Postpartum Depression: A Tough Reality for Fathers

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Anthony Isacco identifies the symptoms of male depression related to childbirth and why health professionals don’t notice those symptoms.

Why We All Need to Mourn Kalief Browder

Why We All by Derek Key

Kalief Browder’s suicide exposes aspects of American culture we can’t, as decent humans, ignore.

Mental Health: How to Stop Recycling Your Mistakes


 What is your best mistake? ––– Shitty first drafts. All good writers write them. This is how they end up with good second drafts and terrific third drafts. — Anne Lamott When I was 18, I took a volunteer job as a camp counsellor for a week: First mistake. To prepare, I packed my own suitcase: Mistake […]

7 Ways to Personal Freedom


We live in a society that programs us to be unhappy. It’s time to take control and free ourselves.

My Depression Is Not Me and I Am Not My Depression

I Am Not by Denise Mayumi

Cabot O’Callaghan takes us into the ice cave of despair where the fire of his soul burns brightly.

Comment of the Day: ‘You feel like you are in a very dark and turbulent ocean that just keeps churning you around at will.’


This comment of the day is by Shift in Thinking on the post: ’50 Sufferers Describe Depression for People Who’ve Never Been Depressed.’

How Anxiety Feels

How Anxiety Feels by sleepdemon

Hannah Gordon takes us inside the anxious mind.