Asking for forgiveness

In childhood, we often learn that if we make a mistake, we need to say we’re sorry. Apologies aren’t always so straightforward, however. Asking for forgiveness is important, but only when it’s necessary. Mental illness can sometimes bring feelings of shame and...

The use of affirmations and mantras

Affirmations are statements that express and assert a desire or belief. By repeating the affirmation, you are reminding yourself of your strengths and goals. Mantras are words, short phrases, or sounds that help you focus your mind. They’re often used in meditation by...

Mental Illness – It’s not your fault

Mental illness can be difficult to live with. It creates a lot of challenges and interferes in how people think, feel, and behave. Mental illness can make people incredibly hard on themselves. Self-blame and guilt are common mental illness sidekicks. Part of healing...