Category Archives: Emotional Lifestyle Health

Mental Health and a Positive Attitude

The power of choice is something that your Physician Assistant cannot write a prescription for.

This means that there is not a pill for mental health, although there are pills that can moderate your mood and stabilize your brain chemistry.

From being “Dealt a Bad Hand at Birth”…because of a family in poverty, from living in a neighborhood poisoned by industrial contaminants, to falling in with a crowd of smoking, drug-taking criminals or latching on to abusive relationships that demean your every breath of existence…your story is the story of suffering.

Of course, every one and everything conspired to slap you down and keep you pinned with their foot on your throat…or did they?

What if you can see examples of people that lived through the worst experiences you can imagine…and stepped through with strength, resolve, a positive attitude…even with love and self-love.

Your Physician Assistant has the time to listen to you.

But, take time to listen to the positive side of yourself. Listen with caring and understanding.

But listen to yourself with the “Tough Love” that tells the whining, sniffling you to put that behind and go for the best of yourself…your spark of greatness.

Look for examples of people that have overcome obstacles in your daily life, or listen to examples of people that recorded their experiences because they want to help you.

Above all, follow your Physic an Assistant or other health care professional’s advice; but look for your inner strength.

And step into life with confidence and determination.

Reprogramming your brain to overcome fear: Olympia LePoint at TEDxPCC

Surviving anxiety: Solome Tibebu at TEDxTC

Overcoming hopelessness | Nick Vujicic | TEDxNoviSad

TEDxTerryTalks – Laura Bain – Living with Bipolar Type II

The sex-starved marriage | Michele Weiner-Davis | TEDxCU

Recover your Health by Getting Honest

Here is a message from Glennon Doyle Melton, author of “Carry on, Warrior,” a New York Times Bestseller.

Glennon Doyle Melton share the vulnerability and hurt that she overcame by accepting that life delivers pain, frustration and disappointment…as well as joy and happiness…sometimes on the same day.

Ms. Melton lived the life where emotions of pain and fear of love led to pretending not to need others… led to hiding her feelings.

But she asserts, “We are Truth Tellers.” We make our feelings and emotions known.

But, we act tough when we feel weak and we act confident when we feel scared.

We are vulnerable and our real answer to, “How are you?” is, “Actually, I’m not OK.”

But we don’t feel safe making that statement, so we hide in addictions.

Nervous energy and anxiety feelings get stuffed…with food, alcohol, drugs.

Glennon Doyle Melton shows us that some people wear their pain in their bodies as illness, disease.

The solution, our path to health? “Don’t withhold, don’t judge.”

Step into the sunshine of hope and its invitation to come out and have a life by accepting our lives as they really are.

Formula: Just do the next, right thing. Show up each day to face life.

Feel your feelings and share. Feelings can come…and we can accept them. Feelings go…and we thank them for the messages they carry.

We must honor our feelings as messages about what we need to accept. We need to listen to those messages, we need to become awkward, real human beings…able to exist with the pain and the joy. And it is all, OK.

But remember, the pain, loss, guilt and shame pile on top of you as you get better…while refusing to run away from yourself is the way to recover from your addictions and pain.

Check out Glennon Doyle Melton’s Websites…

Mom Mastery .Com and Monkee See Monkey Do .Org