The feeling of having a healthy supply of self-worth is something I can only imagine might have been more readily available, natural and automatic if I was able to see that in myself as a child. As an adult survivor of childhood abuse, self-worth was not supplied in healthy doses while growing up. … More Vacancy: Self-Worth in the Mind of a Childhood Abuse Survivor.
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. … More The Art of Doing Nothing for Your Mental Health
Without an ounce of doubt, self-discovery has changed me and the way I think. I thirst for it now because it liberates me from who I was before. My perspective on life has shifted and this gift I was given is an opportunity for personal growth and a healthier wellbeing. Collectively this improves my mental health. … More Self-Discovery and the People who Make us Smile
How do you create a healthy set of boundaries? What do boundaries mean to you? Are you a doormat and can’t say “No”? Do you often cross other people’s boundaries? … More Mastering Boundaries
“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… … More “What is Mental Health?”