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Are your perceptions of yourself holding you back?

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

I’m realizing more and more lately how negative perceptions of myself that I have carried my whole life hold me back. This is particularly troublesome in recovery from mental health issues and addiction. When I get caught up in a fixed idea of myself it impacts my all or nothing thinking and causes me to feel discouraged. Now that I am becoming more aware of these old perceptions I can start letting them go and feel free.

Are you holing onto old negative perceptions of yourself? Do they hold you back and keep you from making changes? Do they keep you from appreciating who you are today?

Please leave a comment to share your thoughts. You can also connect with me through the links below.

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Examining Our Beliefs about Our Destructive Behaviors

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

In the past I thought that that everything in life was better if I was drunk or high. I believed every experience could be improved if I altered it in some way. girl-before-a-mirror

‘I’m going on a date… we will have more fun if we are drinking.’
‘I have to clean the house… this will be much more pleasant with some wine.’

Eventually things got to the point that I felt, ‘I woke up this morning… this entire day will be better with alcohol.’


Can People Really Change?

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Can a person change if they really want to?

I believe a desire to change is the first step, but everyone knows that we can’t always get what we want. The desire to make changes in our lives is just a starting point. We must go beyond that.


My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder, Alcoholism and Sex Addiction

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

I have been actively working on recovery from addiction and mental illness for the past 6 months. Since I have made my recovery my number one priority in my life, I have seen life change in ways I didn’t know were possible. It is a lot of work and I still face challenges every day, but it has been worth it.

I know it sounds corny, but the authentic happiness I feel now from my life experiences is better than any high I ever had. I didn’t think it was possible for me to ever reach this point.

In this video I talk about my past and the things I am doing now to work on my recovery. I know everyone has to find their own path to recover. This is just what has worked for me. I think the key is just giving it your all no matter what you decide to do. I will be doing a follow-up video to tell you all more about the things I do day to day to work on my mental health and recovery.

My links:

Website – www.daniz.me

Twitter – twitter.com/thedanizblog


Why Be Open About Mental Illness?

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

In this vlog I explain the reasons why I chose to put myself out here on video talking about my mental health issues. I also mention how I never really liked the phrase “fighting to end the stigma toward mental illness.”

I have spent enough of my life fighting and being angry. I am in recovery now and I want to move past all that. I explain what I try to do instead.


I Am A Grateful Recovering Addict

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Even though it’s not always fun, I think I am finally learning what it means to be a grateful recovering addict with mental illness. I am specifically recovering from alcoholism, sex and love addiction, borderline personality disorder and bipolar. In this video I talk about the things I am thankful for in my recovery. Now I can see; if it wasn’t for my past I wouldn’t be the person I am today.

Feel free to leave a comment. You can also connect with me through the following links:
Website: www.daniz.me
Twitter: twitter.com/thedanizblog
facebook: www.facebook.com/thedanizblog


Psychiatric Issues in Children and Adolescents

Friday, May 11th, 2012

May 6-12 is Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. I have definitely felt the impact of misunderstanding of children’s mental health issues in my life. My psychiatric issues started to develop when I was very young. I can tell you from my experience they were not something I ever grew out of. Things just got worse.

I am 26 now and I am finally getting the proper psychiatric care I have needed all along. My life is finally turning around.

Links I mention in the video:
teenmentalhealth.org
childmind.org

BTW, I designed my shirt myself… I know I am a geek. :)

Feel free to leave a comment on your experience with this issue. You can also connect with me through the links below.

Website: daniz.me
Twitter: twitter.com/thedanizblog


 

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