“in the growth mindset, failure can be a painful experience. But it doesn’t define you. It’s a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from.” - Carol Dweck This is such a powerful TED Talk by Carol Dweck, a pioneer in the research on motivation and mindset. https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve Something to think about: "How are we raising [...]
Tag: Mental Health
Mindset: healing begins here
Charlie Brown and Snoopy ❤ Who doesn't love this dynamic duo? I saw this cartoon pop up on my social media timeline the other day, and it reminded me of something that I can sometimes forget- the importance and value of perspective. And on an even deeper level, mindset. I once read a beautiful illustration [...]
“Trauma permanently changes us”
Catherine Woodiwiss’ “A New Normal: Ten Things I’ve Learned About Trauma” gives us brave wisdom and insight into how trauma impacts us. I have quoted the first point below, please click here for the rest of this article. Trauma permanently changes us...This is the big, scary truth about trauma: there is no such thing as [...]
The A-B-C to conquer stress.
Benjamin Franklin wrote that there are two certainties in life, death and taxes. I would like to add a third to that: stress. For better or worse, we all understand that stress is a natural part of daily life. We understand stress to be an experience of mental, emotional, and/or physical pressure in the face [...]
Myth: Only soldiers can have PTSD
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a set of psychiatric symptoms that can develop after a person has either experienced or witnessed a situation in their life that was traumatic. Post-traumatic stress symptoms can develop months or even years after the event, and can last for months or years, if left untreated. TRAUMA DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE. ANYONE [...]
My eyes, your window.
I love Irwin Yalom's writing, his approach to therapy and his patients, and his insight. I was re-reading his book "The Gift of Therapy" for about the hundredth time, and came across this excerpt, which once again inspired me. I wanted to share it with you. "Decades ago I saw a patient with breast cancer, [...]