Rediscovering Happiness-Gratitude Challenge (updated)

***UPDATED – Now includes 30-day challenge below****

If you missed part 1 of this series you can find it HERE

January 1st, the first day of a new year. New beginnings a head. A chance for a fresh start. And the end of all the Christmas and New Year hype. Tomorrow life will return to ‘normal’ or ‘as usual’. As I mentioned in part 1 of this series that January is often a hard month for people. This is why we are going to participate in a 30-day gratitude challenge toward rediscovering happiness together.

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Rediscovering Happiness

January is a dark, blah month for most people. We are having a literal and metaphorical ‘sugar crash’. Our bodies are burnt out from the increase in sugar and carbs, the extra alcohol or eggnog, and exhausted from the many late nights, that December brings. At the same time we also experience an emotional low. We are either coming down from the hype and excitement of Christmas or January magnifies and intensifies our feelings of loneliness and grief. January also has some of the longest, coldest, and darkest days. This is exactly why I chose January to be the month of Rediscovering Happiness in order to encourage a month of mental health, wellness, and healing.

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The Count Down is On – 12 Days of Self-care & Christmas Cheer

Hey everyone,

I invite you to join us on this journey of Self-care this Christmas season. If you missed yesterday’s post check it out! 12 Days of Self-Care & Christmas Cheer subscribe and send me a message if you missed it and I will be sure to pass it along.

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The Brain, Stress, & Healing (part 2)

If you are just joining us I invite you to check out part 1 of this blog so you can meet Amy, Hippo, and Olly. Here

Today we are going to briefly cover three topics 1) how anxiety affects team brain, 2) neuroplasticity and what it means for healing, and 3) some simple strategies you can implement. Wow that’s a lot… if you need a break feel free to always take a break and finish the rest of the post later. These are also all topics I may dive into deeper in the future.

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The Brain, Stress, & Healing (part 1)

You might be wondering why I am writing a piece on the brain. Well, you may or may not know that our brains are key players in terms of how we respond to life, how we handle stress, and process emotions. Our brain is a map, showing us how we learn and why we behave the way we do. Understanding your stress response system, and how our brain works, is one of the greatest tools we can have in working towards mental health, wellness, and healing.  

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The Anxieties of Motherhood

Today is my youngest daughter’s first birthday.

As I sit and reflect upon my birth story I am filled with so many emotions. My first reaction is overwhelming feelings of gratitude and joy as I have the privilege of being a mom to two amazing children with beautiful and unique personalities whom I love so dearly.

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Truths About Mental Health versus Mental Illness

What does the term mental health mean to you?

Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘that poor person with mental health, I’m glad I don’t have that struggle’? Well, you may not struggle with a mental illness but you do have mental health. We all do! In society we use those words interchangeably when in fact they are quite different. What are the truths about mental health and mental illness? I invite you to learn with me about the difference between mental health and mental illness.   

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Welcome (Start Here!)

Welcome to Mentally Healthy Me (Mama). I am so glad you stopped by! You will find below a little introduction to this blog, and the writer.

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