Category D.I.Y. Therapy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

D.I.Y. Therapy: Write a Song to Yourself

In the midst of my depression I relied on positive, upbeat music to lift my mood. There were many to choose from, but I noticed that many song lyrics are counterproductive with lyrics that reinforce negative patterns. So one day I decided to write a song for myself; to guide, remind and empower me to […]

D.I.Y. Therapy: Cry Baby Cry! Let Out Pain and You Can Let In Peace

Go ahead and CRY. It’s okay to let out that pent-up pain. Yes happiness is one of our goals, but we are imperfect beings and we feel sadness.  Our real goal is to find BALANCE.  Why do we stop ourselves from expressing negative emotions? If you’ve lived as long as me or are an emotionally […]

D.I.Y. Therapy: Is Mental Illness an Asset? MIke Veny Says YES!

Mike Veny wants is to look at your depression as an asset not a liability. His TED Talk is about “..transforming the stigma surronding mental health into strength.” WHAT DO YOU THINK? *** Find my BOOKS on Amazon.com and Bookemon.com. Purchase my ART  on Zazzle.com/OviedoStyle. Ready to HEAL from depression? Read my D.I.Y. Therapy posts. *** *** Ads directly […]

D.I.Y. Therapy: Nurturing What You Want and Letting Everything Go

“What do you want to nurture?” may be one of the best questions to ask as I we start another revolution around the sun. As I continue forward with creating a healthy life of balance, how I answers is very important. The past year has been full of grief, healing, transition, taking chances and many […]