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    How to recognize and remedy imposter syndrome

    Imposter syndrome is the persistent feeling of self-doubt despite competence and qualifications. People who struggle with imposter syndrome tend to overwork and stretch themselves too thin to overcompensate for self-doubt. Dr. Emee, an imposter syndrome researcher, explains that this often leads to burnout which can cause physical, mental, and psychological health issues as well as social issues. If you struggle with imposter syndrome then you don’t want to miss this podcast episode.

    #ImposterSyndrome #SelfDoubt #Burnout #overcomingimpostersyndrome #Insecure #mentalwellness


    The CAST Process for negative self-talk

    If you struggle with negative self-talk and a mean inner critic then I hope this is helpful for you. I was listening to a podcast with Melissa Ambrosini where she shared her CAST process

    C- character

    A- awareness

    S- shut the door

    T- truth

    Make sure you join my mental health and wellness facebook community to learn more about this process:

    #MentalHealth #negativeselftalk #positiveselftalk #positivemindset #Innercritic #mentalwellness #emotionalWellbeing

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    Self-Care Sunday

    It’s so important to take care of yourself while experiencing grief
    #petlossandgrief #petloss #petgrief #griefandloss #mentalwellness #Selfcare #selfcaresunday #practiceselfcare

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    Who Empowers You?

    Self-empowerment is within reach. We are here to help you get to it. It’s okay to not be okay.
    #MentalHealth #MightyTogether #mentalwellness #CheckInWithMe #Depression #Anxiety #PTSD #ChronicPain #Selflove

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    W is for wellness tools.

    ***Trigger warning***

    Drugs/alcohol/medication usage, stress, PTSD, health care professionals, mental health and personal experience.

    Wellness is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing. There are 5 main types of wellness:

    * Physical - to maintain a quality of life without undue stress or fatigue.

    * Social - establishing and maintaining positive relationships.

    * Emotional - understanding of oneself and coping with life’s challenges.

    * Spiritual - establishing and maintaining a sense of peace and harmony.

    * Intellectual - being open to new ideas/experiences and the application thereof.

    (As well as 2 additional types; occupational - a sense of fulfilment and balance in one’s chosen career. And environmental - taking responsibility for the world around us).

    Wellness tools are used to stay well and help relieve symptoms. These can be used at the onset of symptoms, to prevent future symptoms or to maintain a feeling of wellbeing. A past, present and future approach - basically; keep your wellness toolbox handy whenever and wherever you are.

    Examples of wellness tools are:

    * Talking to a friend/family or healthcare professional.

    * Counselling (including; attending a support group/peer counselling or exchange listening).

    * Focusing or relaxation/stress reduction exercises, such as; meditation, journaling, affirmation exercises or guided imagery.

    * Diet and exercise considerations.

    * Using a light box or hot/cold packs.

    * Extra rest; taking time off responsibilities (at work/home).

    * Taking medications, vitamins or herbal supplements.

    * Getting a second opinion/medication check.

    * Doing something “normal”/routine based (eg. wash your hair, tidy up, go to work etc).

    * Calling/texting a hot line/support line.

    * Looking through old photos/scrapbooks etc.

    * Making a list of accomplishments/things that are “good” about yourself/you are proud of etc.

    * Taking a warm bath, reading, listening to music, or creating music/art.

    * Avoiding stimulants, eg: drugs, alcohol, caffeine, sugar.

    * Avoiding certain people/places that may be triggering, overtiring or unsupportive.

    The tools I have in my own personal wellness toolbox are; surrounding myself with positive and caring people, making myself laugh, doing things for others and most importantly for me - focusing on and appreciating what is happening right here and now and seeing the positive moments in each day.

    Questions: what wellness tools have you found work for you? Do you have a preferred author, artist or musician for wellness?

    #mentalHealth #mentalwellness #physicalwellness #emotionalWellbeing #wellnessToolbox #wellnesstools #wellness #Wellbeing #SCUFF #ScarCoverUpFreedomFund

    (References: psych central, Pinterest, google, NHS Occupational Health.)

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    Upcoming Workshop!

    Hello Mighties! Well the time has arrived! You are invited to join us for creating a SAFE space. If you're challenged with not feeling comfortable in your own skin, then this workshop is for you.

    Please feel free to share your experiences with us on this post. Have you had a change of heart? Are you now comfortable with being you? What tools helped you?

    Kreative On Purpose would love to get to know you.

    #MentalHealth #mentalwellness #virtualevents #mightpartner #nonprofit #selfawareness


    My brain 🧠 and the rest of me went on a journey that I hadn’t experienced before. April 5, 2021 I ended up in the Crisis Center, and the ultimate decision was to put me up into the inpatient behavioral health unit.

    I was up there for five days and got the care I needed. The depression piece of my Schizoaffective Disorder was acting up for awhile, and to say the least was not making myself feel very great. However, I had a wonderful experience, and unfortunately I know not everyone has a wonderful inpatient experience, so I really consider myself lucky.

    Everyone that I encountered on the staff team was wonderful, caring, and seemed to love what they did. They also cared about ME and didn’t just think of me as a number to be discharged. Heck, before I left everyone asked me if I felt ready, but for the most part I was. Luckily, I will also be set up with the aftercare program I’ve been with in the past, and scheduled appointments with my psychiatrist and psychologist.

    I can’t specifically (literally can’t because of HIPPA, and plus that’s THEIR story) tell you how just amazing my fellow residents of the inpatient unit were, but I will never forget them. I sincerely wish them and nothing but the best on their journeys. They were all such beautiful people, and they deserve the best. 💕

    As all of you know I try to advocate for mental health and wellness and I feel it is best if I share my stories, hoping it’ll help someone else. I hope my story shared the fact that not every Crisis Center/inpatient stay has to be horrible. Please if you’re having a mental struggle don’t hesitate to ask me questions or whatnot. If you aren’t able to do so please call one of the numbers below or go to your nearest ER or Crisis center for an evaluation if your mental health is feeling overwhelming and unbearable.Your life is important and you have some much more to do. There are people rooting for you to overcome your illness, and so am I! You can do this! You’re a beautiful soul and you got this! Stay strong my wonderful friends. ❤️💕

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

    National Hopeline Network

    National Alliance on Mental Illness 1-800-950-6264

    Crisis Text Line

    National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependance (NCADD)

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

    Sexual Abuse

    National Domestic Violence Hotline

    #MentalHealth #mentalwellness #reachout #Inpatient #crisiscenter #SchizoaffectiveDisorder #Depression #Psychosis #Anxiety #Advocacy #mystory

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    I've been tired of feeling worthless 😪 #Fibromyalgia #ChronicIllness #Depression #MentalHealth #mentalwellness

    Ok so here it is.. I have a friend who is talented and she's landed a great job with awesome pay not only her I've seen my cousins, friends and every one is earning a handsome salary and being able to enjoy their life.. Here I am sitting all day at home tired of fighting with fibromyalgia for 4 years struggling to do everyday tasks and failing at taking care of my family.. I feel so worthless at times and I'm trying my best to fight with depression but often times I give in and cry at nights, imagining a life without fibromyalgia.. I can ignore people's opinions and their judgements but I'm unable to ignore my inner voice saying that I'm worthless 😔😔 Have anyone gone through this phase? if yes then please help me to fight it.. I've been planning to consult a psychologist .. but guys I'm hoping that you can help me with some suggestions..

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    2021 has arrived!

    Happy 2021 Mighties! We made it through 2020. I’m looking forward to better mornings, restful nights, and the strength to get through the afternoons. Sending light and love your way! ✨ What are you hoping for in 2021?
    #HIVAIDS #CheckInWithMe #mentalwellness