mental health

A Baker’s Dozen of Writing Practices to Fuel Insight

WRITE A LETTER YOU DON’T SEND Write a letter freely, without editing, to someone with whom you have unfinished business, or to someone you imagine would be a friendly audience for your thoughts. Some people work stuff out with their parents (or children) this way, without ever sending the letter, or with people who have

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What to do with those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad feelings

Most of us didn’t grow up learning how to take care of difficult feelings and it’s rare that adults are able to model this well. So many of us arrive into adulthood with more emotional reactivity and more emotional avoidance habits than we need. Small things set us off and we can get to feeling

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Music, Reading, laughter, moving: non-drug prescriptions for mental health

This wonderful piece gives a quick rundown on the researched benefits of the big non-drug things that support mental health: art, music, reading, physical activity, nature, laughter, yoga, sleep, sunshine, social connection, being kind, feeling grateful. Let us find ways to bathe in an abundance of these things every day! (Various medications are still very

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