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Self Care

Articles on all kinds of self care

All The Discomfort

April 24, 2015 |

It’s out of your comfort zone week at Can’t Talk Media! I did two things that were challenging for me.

First, I’ve begun a new personal project (because I have time for things, I totally do). I’m tackling a series … Read More

Mental Health Beyond 101: Shadow Comforts

April 10, 2015 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper with mental health and wellness.

I had a revelation in the middle of a book review last week. One big enough that it changed my entire view of the book … Read More

Self-Care Thursday

April 9, 2015 |

Today started off on the right foot, aside from the fact that it wasn’t until late afternoon when I realized it wasn’t Wednesday. I woke up early to the sweet voice of Cullen Rutherford (no really, Greg Ellis recorded alarms … Read More

Better Than Before

April 3, 2015 |

I have a love/hate relationship with Gretchen Rubin’s work. She writes books on self-improvement in a relatable, personal style that I like. She undertakes all her own advice, and writes whether her experiments are successes or failures with an unflinching … Read More

Free Mindfulness Resources

March 27, 2015 |

Those of us who cultivate a mindful practice get pretty excited to share that practice with others. I’ve discovered a host of free tools online to help you develop a mindfulness practice of your very own!

Mindfulness, says Jon Kabat-Zinn, … Read More

Beyond Mental Health 101: Things End

March 6, 2015 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

I’m going to tell you a thing about life that we all pretend never happens: everything ends.

Every relationship you will ever have will end–most … Read More

Mental Health Beyond 101: Anxiety Hacks

January 30, 2015 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

I am a born worrier. I’m told other people don’t live lives of extensive planning and pre-preparing for everything that could possibly happen. I wonder … Read More

New Year’s Resolutions

January 2, 2015 |

I absolutely love a new year. I love the feeling of starting over, the chance to try again and set out on a new course. While the date is arbitrary, the feeling that we can reset ourselves is a powerful … Read More

Loving Kindness

November 14, 2014 |

Maitri is a Buddhist concept that means “love” or “loving kidness.” Maitri is one of the fourĀ Brahamavihara orĀ “limitless qualities,” practices that we can undertake that will allow us to grow more expansive in our relationship with our minds and the … Read More

Things To Get Excited About When You’re Struggling With Mental Illness

November 5, 2014 |

I haven’t been having a great time lately. My medication was doing a shitty job of controlling my bipolar disorder, and I was doing a shitty job of admitting that my medication wasn’t working.

When the thing you want most … Read More