Tag Archive | mental health

Recognizing, Identifying, and Defining the “Inner Critic”

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 “That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane.” – Erich Fromm, The Sane Society “We are what we think about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Do you have any idea […]

Fighting the Inner Critic vs. Embracing the True Self – An Introduction

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” – Benjamin Franklin “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau “I can teach anybody how to get what they […]

Pondering Instead of Sleeping…

Life goes on. I love it, and after today it seems to fit perfect. Thankfully, I am not a depressed person. I know many who battle with depression on a daily basis. I have had the pleasure of becoming extremely intimate with my social anxiety, but depression is a different beast altogether. Why am I […]

Walking Through a Dry Spell

“They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something […]

Lighting a Heart on Fire

“How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!” – Emily Dickinson Just shoot me if you don’t like what I’m about to say. It’s just been my experience. My heart has been lit on fire. The year of 2012 has been the same as the sun just breaking over the horizon […]

The Truth About Being a Nurse

“Nursing is an art:  and if it is to be made an art, it requires an exclusive devotion as hard a preparation, as any painter’s or sculptor’s work; for what is the having to do with dead canvas or dead marble, compared with having to do with the living body, the temple of God’s spirit?  […]

Living in Your Own Utopia

Imagine a small country with few people. They have weapons and do not employ them; they enjoy the labor of their hands and do not waste time inventing laborsaving machines. They take death seriously and do not travel far. Since they dearly love their homes, they are not interested in travel. Although they have boats […]