As some of you may know, I’m currently in a Dialectical Behavior Therapy program for Borderline Personality Disorder. Last week, we talked about self-soothe strategies that involve using your five senses to calm you down. Using your senses, you can effectively calm yourself down during times of high distress. I personally love channeling sounds and […]
I’ve created this 15-Day Gratitude Challenge to encourage you to find something to be positive about every day. Try not to judge yourself for what you celebrate.
To keep track of your progress, you can either write in a notebook, share on social media with the hashtag #goodnewschallenge, or follow my daily posts on Instagram at @briannafae.blog. I’ll be posting the good news prompts every day for you to comment on, starting on November 15th, 2017. Feel free to mix up the order for these prompts as you see fit!
Although mental health isn’t talked about much in pop culture, it sometimes make an appearance in music. Since music is such a powerful artistic medium that helps people with their mental health journeys, I’ve decided to compile a list with songs about mental health. When I learned about distress tolerance skills in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, […]
World Suicide Prevention Day is quickly approaching on September 10th. Each year, To Write Love On Her Arms runs a campaign to boost conversations around suicide prevention. This year, their campaign slogan is “Stay. Find out what you were made for.”
The most basic tasks can feel like excruciating activities when there are days, when you can’t even get out of bed. There exists a need for self-care suggestions that take into account our daily struggles.
Yes, I get emotional easy. No, I’m not seeking attention on purpose. Yes, I can be impulsive. No, that doesn’t mean I’ll hurt you. No, I never will. Yes, I’m on meds. No, that doesn’t change who I am as a person. Yes, I’m getting treated. No, that doesn’t mean I will never have an […]
Day 9 of my 30-Day Self Care Challenge was to make a list of the things that make you happy. I stuck that in there because it can be hard to consider the positives when life can be so difficult for us. Sometimes, it feels like those positive things don’t even exist. When every day […]
Do you feel like you need to make more time for yourself? 2016 has come to a close, so to start the new year on a good note, I developed a 30-Day Self Care Challenge. Self-care is so important because it helps us to maintain our physical, emotional, and mental health. Each day, I’ll be […]
This post contains affiliate links for which I receive monetary compensation when a code is used. It’s December! That means it’s officially holiday season. It also marks the beginning of a financially stressful period for anyone who’s tight on money. It can feel like it’s impossible to give generously without breaking the bank. Even if you […]