Self-care isn’t selfish, and it may not be exactly what you’d think

Self-care: the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health. “autonomy in self-care and insulin administration” the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. “expressing oneself is an essential form of self-care” It is NECESSARY. I had an appointment withContinue reading “Self-care isn’t selfish, and it may not be exactly what you’d think”

Giving yourself grace

Hello friends.  I hope you are all doing well.   (If this reads as a bit scattered, I apologize.  I’m ashamed to confess that this past week I’ve been inconsistently taking one of my medications.  As a result, I’m having difficulty focusing.  It’s a bit like being in a fog.  It’s not easy to admit this,Continue reading “Giving yourself grace”

Coping in the down times

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.” – Victor Hugo Hello and welcome back. I want to say thank you to everyone who has supported me in launching my blog.  It means so much that it was well-received!   This week, I’m sharing coping mechanisms I use when I’m in a depressiveContinue reading “Coping in the down times”

The unique puzzle of my brain – part one

Hello and happy new year.  If this is the first time we’ve met, welcome!  My name is Mandi and I am a champion of happiness, positivity, and self-love. I also live with mental illness, self-esteem issues, and trauma so sometimes it’s hard to practice what I preach. I’ve always been a very sensitive and emotionalContinue reading “The unique puzzle of my brain – part one”