Where mental illness may be a science, I could argue that mental health is more art. We create our own mental health and we strive for it in as many ways as there are colors on a palette. For me, I am always looking for peace. Serenity speaks health to me. It could be a … [Read more...] about What is Mental Health Anyway?
I used to have a mantra about doing it all. I didn't want to have limits. I wasn't a completely crazy, off-the-charts, self-destructive rebel, but I had my moments of righteous push back. The phrase you can't make came to mind frequently. Fortunately, I kept it in my mind and … [Read more...] about Maximize Life By Living Within Limits
Do you know that feeling of being full of energy, nothing hurts, you are ready to take on the world? Okay, then you are 20 years old, so you can't relate to what I am going to write about it. The rest of you, stick with me. I have glimpses of feeling that way. Like when I … [Read more...] about Not Even Self-Control Is About You
I really need to find that last piece of information for my taxes. Every weekend, I have this exact thought pestering the back of my subconscious. There is no point in contacting the accountant until I have everything...is the last thought that flitters away as I turn back to … [Read more...] about Procrastination: A Pressure Cooker of Stress and Worry
I like to measure things. What I realized when I started thinking about it is that I measure everything. My measurement is just different than most people's. I am not all that structured of a person. So I measure things in a directional, not always quantitative way. For … [Read more...] about Do I Measure Up?
When was the last time you were really happy? Maybe you just finished graduate school? Maybe you just earned a big bonus? Maybe you had just closed on your dream home? Or met the “love-of-your-life”? But then a funny thing happened. The glow of that amazing experience started to … [Read more...] about When More Is Never Enough