What I’ve learned from living with depression

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This past Saturday I had the opportunity to attend the Strong Inside Out Tour fitness class hosted by my friend Amy Clover. She’s been going to various cities around the country over the course of the past few months to spread awareness for depression and suicide for the suicide prevention charity To Write Love On Her Arms. If you […]

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How to manage anxiety from trauma

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Anxiety. It’s the worst thing, isn’t it? The good news is that it doesn’t always have to be disabling and terrifying. I know that because I’ve gone from being sick from it to the point of not being able to leave the house, to where I am today about to start a podcast! Shaking uncontrollably, […]

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Living with PTSD after bullying

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Post-traumatic stress disorder has always been linked most closely with war veterans, but now it’s understood that it can develop from other types of traumatic experiences as well. One of those experiences is bullying. When you’ve been bullied repeatedly and made to feel like there’s nothing you can do to stop it, then it’s not that surprising […]

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You too should stop being hard on yourself

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Notice: From now on I will be publishing blog posts every other week, still on Wednesdays. I’ve decided to do this because I am also working on starting The Grass Gets Greener podcast. If you want to be among the first to know when I launch, then click here. You have been criticizing yourself for […]

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Can high self-esteem actually be a bad thing?

Guys walking confidently down the street

So is there such a thing as too much self-esteem? The two previous posts have been about low self-esteem, but this week I want to talk about the flip side of that. The quick answer to the question is that self-esteem is about achieving a healthy balance. Last week I gave you 23 strategies to […]

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