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The 5 Books on my Nightstand

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1. "Girl Wash Your Face" by Rachel Hollis 



I checked out her podcast while I was waiting for the book and honestly I found it a bit boring (sorry). There is a lot of hype around the book right now (I am currently on Chapter 1). It's a motivational book in which Rachel, the author exposes 20 different lies that we tell ourselves.

2. "Unfu*k Yourself" by Gary John Bishop



I believe you could be unfu*ked after reading this book! The information in this book is very simple and easy to understand. This book is about 7 assertive affirmations that you can begin living by to change your world. It's a straight forward no BS way to take charge of your life!


3. "High Performance Habits" By Brendon Burchard




This is the latest book by Brendon Burchard. He highlights 3 personal and 3 social habits for achieving long-term success. This book reminds us to focus on the positive energy that we put out to others. 

4. "The Subtle Art of not Giving a Fuck" by Mark…

How to Get Rid of Anger and Be HAPPY

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Anger is something that happens when things don't go our way or the way that we expected them to go. We are unhappy because of our expectations

I find visuals helpful so let's have a look at the example below:

SITUATION THOUGHTS FEELINGS BEHAVIOUR


Things don’t go our way


What the f$@*?!!! And other profanities


Anger Yell Hit Passive Aggressiveness Throw Things Break Things Do something you’re not supposed to
What to do

- Label the feeling: "I am angry" (frustrated, resentful, mad, upset etc...)

- Be honest with yourself. What are you hoping to achieve by holding onto the anger? Does my behaviour get me what I want?

- Ask WHO am I angry with? When we have anger it can be directed in 3 ways:

Cutting- What is it & Why do people do it?

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**Disclaimer: this topic is meant to educate and promote wellness and in no way promotes or encourages self-harm behaviour. This post does NOT contain any images of self-harm.

I know some of you may be thinking, ‘why would someone do this to themselves?’. Others may be thinking ‘my best-friend does that?’ Cutting and self-harm is a complicated topic and finding accurate information can be challenging (don't consult Dr. Google on this one). Regardless of all of the research and clinical experience that informs my writing on this topic, it is difficult to fully capture everyone’s unique experience of self-harm/cutting. 

What?
Cutting is when a person intentionally inflicts tissue damage on themselves without the intention to die. Self-harm is different from suicidal behaviours or attempts. 
The main distinction is that when people cut themselves, they’re usually trying to cope with their lives, not end them.
Cutting is not a diagnosis in the DSM-V although it can be a subset to other …