Category Empowering Discussions

Grief is a Life Transformation

“Grief is a life transformation.” Grief is a powerful transformation. Losing our loved ones to death changes our life.   That person is no longer there, our plans together, our interactions and the future we saw with each other are gone.   All the times I’ve experienced grief have been different. Some times have been […]

Taking Notes on Death

Healing and grieving.

8 Things You Must Do BEFORE Buckling Down to Write that Novel

Originally posted on J. A. Allen:
It happens all the time. People read a crappy?novel and think, hey, I can do better than that. A fraction of those people have an idea for a?plot that potential readers might find interesting—if it’s raining. And a Tuesday. Because people love reading on Tuesdays, especially if it’s less…

Nature Meditation for Depression

One of the many ways I’m healing my depression is through nature. I live in the city with lots of parks, canyons and the ocean, but it’s still mostly concrete, pollution and a constant rushing of life.  Since I don’t have many opportunities to escape into the mountains I escape into the garden where I […]

Anger and Love, Shaming and Mocking

My New Book is Here! “DIY Therapy: Healing Depression” is Finally Published

For several years I have been working on healing my depression. It’s been a bumpy journey, but is slowly bringing me home to my true self. For a few years now I have been sharing my healing process through my DIY Therapy posts, which are free to read, here on my blog. I’m elated to […]

Self love diet by Michelle Minero

The Most Fantastic, Awesome and Wonderful 31 Day Self-Love Diet Writing Challenge

How would your life be different if you regularly offered yourself loving thoughts, encouragement, actions and intentions to live your best life? For about 20 years, self-care wasn’t a part of my life. I thought drinking (often too much), doing things and acting a certain way to be liked, and misguided self-care ideas (like the […]

#MomentOfTruth – Share Your Story of How This Election Has Effected You

 Electing Trump as president is terrible, but our fight is not over till we stop caring and stop working for equality! I’m happy to learn that Hollaback(one of my all time fave orgs) and 15 other nonprofits have banded together to launch #MomentofTruth: a campaign to document a rise in post-election hate and violence. People can […]

Dec. 4: Free Mental Health First Aid training at The GO!

Originally posted on The Grassroots Oasis:
Sunday, December 4 at 9 AM – 5 PM Reserve Your Spot You are invited to join us and get certified in Mental Health First Aid at no cost. The course typically has a $170 fee per participant, but through a San Diego County grant, Mental Health America of…

D.I.Y. Therapy: Are You Afraid To Communicate?

A major blockade in depression is communication. It’s difficult to communicate unhappiness with family and friends, especially when it feels all-encompassing. You might began to feel like a burden to others if you are consistently unhappy.  After a while I was tired of my own depression, but I didn’t know how to communicate my feelings. A […]