Quitting your job for happiness

anxiety, blog, depression, job, life, mental, health, mental health, blog, motivation

Creative 4 The Mind

I don’t usually talk about my mental health but I’ve always kept it in and now that I’ve created this blog I can actually start to tell someone. In the end i just want to be happy and help others in my situations.

Mental health is something that occurs in most peoples lives at least once in their lifetime. In these times now we are more open about mental health and more aware of it which is good that because when I was younger I didn’t really understand why I was feeling sad and down and now I am more aware and i can understand how to cope with it.

If I was to write everything going on in my head right now, I really wouldn’t know where to start. I created this blog to get thoughts off my mind and to explain my feelings and how i got to…

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Why it is a waste of time to have a clean house when crazy

Coping with Crazy

One of the hardest things when I am experiencing any kind of episode is keeping the house clean. I must admit that even when I am in a normal mood I am not very clean, and I really need to get rid of about 50% of the stuff in my flat (unfortunately my partner objects to me getting rid of his stuff for some reason).

If you’re seriously ill I would advise letting go of most cleaning. It doesn’t matter. Don’t do it and don’t beat yourself up over it. Don’t give it a second thought.

Some of you are probably thinking that it is extremely important to clean your bathroom and vacuum and mop and so on. It’s not. I once didn’t clean my bathroom for 2 years between house inspections. Do you know what happened? Nothing. I didn’t get sick, the bathroom wasn’t damaged, it wasn’t even that…

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Shopping addiction: Oniomania

Education, Goal, mysimplegoal, Personal finance

My Simple Goal

Shopping is daily need and to meet it every consumer develops a behavior. Sometimes it is as per need while sometimes it is opportunistic. This opportunistic behavior of shopping is exploited and utilized by marketing czars.

images (1)Most common is display effect. All around advertisements try to influence a consumer. Normal shopping turns to occasional splurges. If not controlled addiction develops making ideal case of “Oniomania”.

Nature of flaunting aggravates it – allure of getting what everyone else seems to have. Loud noise of spending to save more is getting consumerism a measure of social worth. Shopping under influence leads to temporary high and very soon turns to emptiness and unsatisfied with their purchases by visualizing what was not purchased – that must be a better one and they turn to shopping. Cycle goes on and situation worsens. Level of dissatisfaction may be harmful to the extent that addicts may lose…

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Teach Your Kids About Death.

children , death , grief , mentalhealth

Rosalie Writes

Here is an unpopular opinion: telling your kids their dog ran away, or frantically replacing the hamster with a live one before the kids return from school does more harm than good. I can hear some people now “how many kids do you have?” Well, none. “What makes you a parenting expert?” Nothing; however, my parents told me the truth, in an age appropriate manner of course. Some of my friends parents, chose not to be honest and I was more equipped to handle heartache than they were.

When I was between the ages of three to nine I had a large amount of animals. I had fish (so many fish), I had hamsters, birds, guinea pigs and even frogs. This was wonderful because it taught me responsibility and compassion for animals. I learned how to create a feeding routine and how to be gentle and patient with animals. I…

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I didn’t choose the introvert life, it chose me!

adulthood, adulting, anxiety, bipolar, depression, life, mental health, mental illness, recovery, selfcare

Crazy Little Things

Hey everyone,

Lately, I have been thinking about that funny old thing we call life and all the fun stuff that comes with it. You know what I mean, the heartache, the love, the pain, the laughter, the memories and all the bits in between.

I have been thinking about how introverted I have become and the effect that has had on my life and this is what I wrote:

I drown myself in words and pencils, drawing and writing about my emotions in the hope I don’t have to feel them anymore. I say fuck you to the world around for not accepting me at the same time knowing I have struggled to accept myself also. I am so embedded in my shell, where it is comfortable but lonely as there is only room for one.
Over time the layers have slowly become undone. The layers of shame, anger…

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Trauma 101: The Basics No One Told You and You Didn’t Know to Ask

complextrauma , sensorymodification , traumainformed

Catherine's Field of Ideas

Fight, Flight, or Freeze (FFF) Responses

The brain is an interesting muscle. It can do so much and yet we don’t utilize
more than ten percent of its capabilities.
It is responsible for all the other muscles and functions in our body,
and it is multitasking all the time (consciously and unconsciously). It has this neat thing called neuroplasticity,
meaning despite any damage to some of its parts the muscle can be strengthened
and experience some healing. In trauma
this is evident in the fight or flight response, which has been expanded to
include freeze and fawn. You can read
more about these responses here,
but it is important to understand the basic brain structures in this response
system.

Back in the caveman days we needed to stay alive, so our
bodies needed a way to keep us safe without overworking our muscles when it was
not necessary. Imagine…

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“Mainstream Psychology Can Go Fuck Itself” by Holly Truhlar

collapse, community, individualism, psychology

Another End of the World is Possible

I want to share this amazing article by lawyer, grief therapist, ritualist, and community builder (wow, what a resume!), Holly Truhlar, about the complicity of mainstream psychology in the systems which are destroying our society and our planet. You can read the whole article on Holly’s website. And here’s a link to an interview of her on Last Born in the Wilderness.


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People will judge you anyway — so do whatever makes you happy

People will judge you anyway. So, do whatever makes you happy. Live your life as it’s your last. Let disappointment be the wind that pushes you up.

Above all, disappointments are a temporary bump on the road. It will be difficult as you travel through life.

But, you will be fearless and brave at the end. Think of it as a challenge. You were given that disappointment because you can handle it.

https://thebeautyoflife.blog/2019/11/09/how-disappointment-defines-you/