For the longest time, I couldn't figure out my place as an Asian single dad in his 40's living in the suburbs. After some major life transitions, sparked by my realization about my poor mental health, I was determined to change my unhealthy belief system
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It still amazes me how we don’t talk more about anger and its relationship to our mental health. I feel that everyone has a responsibility for their own mental health and isn't just for people who have been diagnosed by their GP's.
A healthy perspective reminds us of the great things that we have around us. It also contrasts against the negative things going on in our lives. It helps us to remain positive when things get discouraging.
I reached the conclusion that practicing mindfulness is a necessity for trauma survivors. It helps us to re-evaluate our feelings and question the intensity of them. We get triggered much easier and react inappropriately at times
It's a sad loss today for those who followed Mr Bourdain but I also want honor those who have taken their own lives and aren't recognized in the media. Too many lives are lost due to suicide and depression, and there certainly isn't one simple solution that's going to end this growing concern.
Pressing pause on our hectic lives is crucial for our mental health. We discover a sense of clarity, identity and purpose with where we're headed. Regardless of how small that purpose is, it is fuel for our brain that helps improve our overall mental health.
"Uncle Jay, what's mental health?" asked 11 year old Nate. I've given a ton of presentations about mental health, so why was it so difficult for me to explain it to him? I knew I had a small window of opportunity here to make a difference to a young mind. Well, here's how I explained it to him...
A little deep thought about what finding peace means to me.