An Unquiet Mind, A Memoir of Moods & Madness

I just finished a compelling book entitled, An Unquiet Mind. Written by a psychologist who has bipolar, I learned a considerable amount about this mental illness. I work in he bubble of mental illness. I have a family history of mental illness. I may or may not get diagnosed with a mental illness at some … Continue reading An Unquiet Mind, A Memoir of Moods & Madness

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Learning to say ‘no’ so our bodies don’t have to

Part 3: Review on When the Body Says No: The Hidden Cost of Stress So I'm a day late. Sorry. I woke up late yesterday. That's the honest truth. We left off discussing the effect that parents can have on the emotional expression of their children. And the influence is unquestionable and a little frightening. … Continue reading Learning to say ‘no’ so our bodies don’t have to

Friday, more like Funday

Good morning lovely readers. It's Friday Funday. Being the human that I am (accompanied by a very stressful work week) I unfortunately was unable to put together the last blog post on solutions to addressing emotional repression as an adult. I promise you that I will have the post written and ready for Monday morning. … Continue reading Friday, more like Funday

Parents influence on the emotional expression of their children

Part 2: Review of When the Body Says No, The Cost of Hidden Stress We left off on Monday with the following questions: But how does this happen? How do we become disconnected? And what's this got to do with our childhood experience? Today, I'm going to talk about how our childhood experiences shape and … Continue reading Parents influence on the emotional expression of their children

When we are unable to say no, our bodies may say it for us

Part 1: Review of When the Body Says No, The Cost of Hidden Stress When I started reading this book, I immediately had to put it down (well, almost). What did me in was the section where Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the association between psychological stress and increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS). … Continue reading When we are unable to say no, our bodies may say it for us

Stay Tuned: Book Review on “When the Body Says No”

I have almost finished the book, When the Body Says No, by Gabor Mate (accent on the e) and I can't say it was an easy read. It wasn't the language or the reference to scientific literature, in fact his writing style was a huge highlight for me. It was the message. I look forward to … Continue reading Stay Tuned: Book Review on “When the Body Says No”

Manage people? The Big Cheese? Read this.

I've been reading a lot about motivation lately. If you're in need of an interesting read, I suggest Drive by Daniel Pink. It's well-written, well-researched, and engaging. For quite some time (a seriously long time), employers and managers have utilized the stick and carrot method to get people to do things. Do something right, you … Continue reading Manage people? The Big Cheese? Read this.