Author Archives: CK

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Mental Health tips from thatgirlinmuddyboots

Thank you to ThatGirlInMuddyBoots for this guest blog. It happens so quietly that you cannot prepare for it, and before you know, you are enveloped in its grip so tight that escape seems impossible. According to a WHO report, almost 36% of … Continue reading

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Only words..

Today I heard someone else talk about a time when she too did not have words. She was talking about having the birds and the bees conversation with her kids. That she did not have words to have that conversation, … Continue reading

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Guest Blog 2: Tools to manage anxiety / depression

There are so many ways in which our thinking can go wrong. Listed here are only 146 ways that a friend shared. Knowing this is actually good news. Often our past experiences weave themselves into what my friend referred to as … Continue reading

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Cognitive Errors

  thanks to G, for sharing this along with her guest post on mental health tips. MIND READING Mindreading occurs when you assume that another person is thinking negatively about you and there is no logical reason to make such … Continue reading

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Guest Post by G: Mental health tips

This letter from a friend came in my inbox after my first post giving tips on mental health. In this short time, I am happy the blog received many comments, and two emails with tips. Despite knowing that many (if … Continue reading

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Mental health: friends’ tips

There is so much happening, in our lives and on Facebook always. So I am happy that friends read and responded to the last post on Mental health: things that have helped. Friends I also met up recently shared some … Continue reading

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Mental health: things that have helped

I’m writing this both as a reminder to myself, and also to help others that go through the same questions around life and living it. I’m 40 now. I feel I have little time to waste, less so than earlier. At … Continue reading

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