Category Empowering Discussions

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 […]

D.I.Y. Therapy: Self Discovery Questions

An important aspect of self growth and healing from depression is accepting yourself. If you want to feel balanced and healthy you can’t spend all your energy fighting who you are. Instead you must learn to be genuine and love the parts of you that are both embarrassing and wonderful. Below are seven questions to […]

D.I.Y. Therapy: Why is Regret so powerful??

Regret and remorse have been such powerful emotions in my life. These keep me stuck in the past, unable to move forward and enjoy my journey. I have an unhealthy habit of living in my head, in the past. Whether it’s something that happened a few days ago or years ago, some experiences have been […]

D.I.Y. Therapy: You Are Perfect, Whole, Complete

You are complete! Trust yourself. You can improve upon yourself and add new skills, more compassion, more love, more knowledge, but the reality is you were born completely whole. I sometimes forget this, getting caught up in the perception of loneliness and feelings of incompetence, but I’m never truly alone because I have my whole […]

Better and Worse and Better and Worse Again and Better and….the Cycle of Your Life

Life is complex….in case you hadn’t noticed. This summer my youngest cousin graduated high school and one of my closest loved ones had a sort of rebirth from a painful dark time. These coinciding events caused me to think about what advice I can give her. The most important thought was our expectations of how […]