One of the best changes I’ve made to help me be happier is learning to see judging other people as a red flag.
Most Google searches leading to this blog involve the words, “hurt myself.” So many people are looking for help in stopping self-harm, stopping cutting, bruising or any other kind of self-hurting.
Q: I am worried about taking a leadership role. I worry a lot about what other people think. Do you have any advice?
A few weeks ago, I had the incredible opportunity to listen to Clara Hughes speak. For those of you unfamiliar with this fabulous person, she is the only Canadian Olympian to have ever won medals in the both the Summer and Winter Olympics.
I can distinctly remember the first time I sat in the emergency room for mental health reasons; distraught, emotional, scared...I was in crisis.
If something really gnarly happens in your life and then you go seek help, in Western society many caretakers will tell you that you had some kind of "trauma."
Dear younger self,
I am learning that there are two lives we have to work with.
The first one is the one we sculpt from the moment we learn to talk, the life we plan to have. Mine was incredible:
It's easy to get down on yourself when things don't go as planned. The important thing is how you react and how you feel about yourself afterwards.