Tag Archives: mental-health

Proverbial Thursday – Global Wisdom

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, these global words of advice come to us from past … Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Wisdom for All

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across … Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Words of Wisdom

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across … Continue reading

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Alone

Life feels so out of step, I woke up, one morning, far too late. I wonder if you’ve been here, for the pillow still smells of you. Dreams disappear and reality blinds me. I feel I stalled the day you … Continue reading

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Hidden Lives and Human Resilience

Tragedies do not discriminate between classes and yet some sectors of society have lower rates of suicide than others. And it is not the ones you would expect. Could this information be useful in prevention? Continue reading

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Proverbial Thursday – Global Words of Wisdom

Wise words are more frequently the product of many years of experience and handed down orally from generation to generation. I welcome discussion of these words to extract their many layers of hidden meanings
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Quotes Challenge – Week 3

I have varied the challenge guidelines slightly, as I will post three quotes on each post – one post over each of three weeks. Thanks to Millie for the opportunity to showcase some fabulous quotes that I find inspirational. Continue reading

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Five Minutes of Summer – Free Writing Day 27 – PERHAPS

Poetry can be an incredibly powerful way to communicate one’s feeling and thoughts. I have used this Five minutes of free writing challenge to do that. No re-writes or major corrections – just writing from the head and the heart…. with the suggested topic PERHAPS Continue reading

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Five Minute Free Writing – Day 9

Who do you trust? Why do we trust one another? Five minutes of free writing on the topic : trust Continue reading

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Left to Pick Up the Pieces

There can only be one thing more nightmarish than hell itself, and that is to lose a child to suicide. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that a young life is lost. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that the person has felt such emptiness and despair. Gut-wrenchingly sad and tragic that someone could feel so lacking in hope, consumed with mental pain and anguish that this was even considered an option. And yet for their own family, who are left somehow to pick up the pieces, the consequences of this act can be so viscerally devastating, it is akin to a nightmare without end. Is it a selfish act? An aberrant impulse? A distorted or dysfunctional thought? Continue reading

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Is Life too Stressful? A Different Take on Handling Stress

There’s a lot of people in this world who are ‘stressed.’ PicsArt camera app

There’s a lot of people in this world who feel ‘stressed.’ PicsArt camera app

Many of us have attended workshops titled ‘what is stress?’, ‘How to handle stress’ etc. They offer basic practical tips, but do they really address the underlying behaviours we exhibit, or why we might react in this way? With a little research, I was able to find a different ways of looking at and handling stress. Continue reading

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30 Day Book Challenge – Most thought-provoking book.

DAY 16 – Endearing Love by Ian McEwan This story is a surprising book about obsessional love and the actual psychiatric condition that underpinned the story added realism to the plotlines. It really make me think a lot about the … Continue reading

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Do You Fit In? Anxiety, Emotions and Friends

Do you sometimes feel misunderstood, or like you just don’t fit in? Is socializing painful or something you avoid? Is mixing at a party or large group a torturous experience? If so, you could be suffering from social anxiety? People … Continue reading

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A Hidden life- Death and Suicide rates low in severely underprivileged groups

“I think you can say that when there is a suicide the entire family becomes totally unhinged. And even though we all seem to go back to normalcy, something has been broken forever.” Johanna Reiss, (Author of ‘A Hidden Life’) … Continue reading

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Suicide – A Tragic loss of Hope

Suicide is a desperate act by someone who has lost all hope, or seeks to punish those, or who suffers from intolerable mental pain and anguish. There is nothing more devastating to a family than a young person who suffers in this way. Continue reading

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