“You’re not doing it right!”
“How can I not be doing it right? I’m breathing!”
Does this sound familiar? It was the conversation I used to have with myself every time I thought about undertaking breathing exercises. I had heard so many versions of how to breathe that I was confused into not doing it at all.
It wasn’t until I learned about the mental health benefits that I dedicated myself to heavy breathing… well most gurus call it breathing deeply (where’s the fun in that?)…
This is just the snippet of all the wonderful benefits you could learn about deep breathing. Please click on the full post over at MentalHealthTalk.info: http://mentalhealthtalk.info/deep-breathing to read more, share and comment. Thank you and see you there!
Written by Serena
The last fifteen years have not been kind to you. Scratch that. I’ve not been kind to you.
Do you remember the first time that I let you reach close to rock bottom? Twelve years ago was it? I let you run away from everything; let you escape from the demons that had started swirling around you although you had no clue that they were really there. I abandoned you when you truly needed me…….
To read more from Serena’s letter–her years of struggle with depression and anxiety and how she is stronger today–please visit: http://mentalhealthtalk.info/letter. While you’re there, I would LOVE for you to comment on your experiences and please share her letter if you like it. Thank you.
Wow… it’s been a crazy ride this week… this time Mental Health Talk is at the podium for the (*read in a big booming voice*) OUTSTANDING BLOGGER AWARD.
Seriously though, I am always grateful to receive awards from my peers. It is truly a honour.
And this time the honour was bestowed upon MHT by …But She’s Crazy. I can’t say enough about Eileen and her blog: smart, honest, funny, real, generous, gracious and humble. I truly look forward to her posts. She is making things happen in her life. She is so inspiring. So check it out: …But She’s Crazy.
I will be proudly displaying this award on my media page over at the “real” MHT blog.
I apologize for being tardy in acknowledging and accepting the two awards Mental Health Talk (MHT) has received lately. I mean no disrespect to the ladies who nominated MHT as I truly do LOVE receiving these awards and feel very honoured to be nominated by my peers.
“You won’t be able to work.”
Admit it; you weren’t as happy as you thought you would be to hear those words. You had pictured it differently.
You were supposed to be hearing those words—or something like them–from the representative on the other side of the counter of your local lottery centre.
Instead you are in a clinical environment looking into the stone-cold eyes of a doctor.
You leave your doctor’s office with your thoughts racing about your financial responsibilities and your means for survival… and did you hear your doctor snort on the way out “good luck with that”?
Harsh reality hits you between the eyes: I need to apply for disability because of mental illness…………………………..
Note from Trish: My very first guest post ever! My guinea pig was This Week in Mentalist (TWIM) and…. I plan to do more… it was so much fun!
Please click on the following link to read more and comment about your experience with disability in your country. We would really love to hear from you. And if you’re game, please share the post while you’re at it… please? THANK YOU!