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Anxiety

Explore Creativity to Enhance Your Well-Being


“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
― Vincent van Gogh

Why I'm Creative


For the past few years, I've been slowly taking photos again and I'm noticing a great difference in my health, vitality, and my love for life through this process.

Taking pictures encourages me to stop, slow down, and observe...
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Anxiety

Loving Yourself Through Self-Compassion

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.”
—Christopher Germer, The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

"Son, what would you say to a client if he or she were in the same situation?" my dad asked.

"Excuse me?" I asked a bit taken back by the insightful question.

He repeated himself, "What would you say to a client if he or she were in the same situation as you?"

"I'd probably tell them that we all make mistakes and their...
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Anxiety

What I’ve Learned by Stopping My Meds and Starting Again


“Listen to the people who love you. Believe that they are worth living for even when you don't believe it. Seek out the memories depression takes away and project them into the future. Be brave; be strong; take your pills. Exercise because it's good for you even if every step weighs a thousand pounds. Eat when food itself disgusts you. Reason with yourself when you have lost your reason.”
― Andrew Solomon, The...
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Bipolar

Use Journaling to Gain Power, Insight, and Perspective


"In the diary you find proof that in situations which today would seem unbearable, you lived, looked around and wrote down observations, that this right hand moved then as it does today, when we may be wiser because we are able to look back upon our former condition, and for that very reason have got to admit the courage of our earlier striving in which we persisted even in sheer ignorance."

—Franz Kafka, 
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General

It’s Never Too Late to Grieve and Heal


“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to...
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