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Janine Ripper
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Writer - Blogger - Mental Health & Self-care Advocate
Writer - Blogger - Mental Health & Self-care Advocate

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I’m a big believer in writing therapy for depression, and have been doing a great deal of reading on that very topic over the last few months particularly in relation to healing from mental illness. This has led me down the path of Expressive Writing, a way of expressing yourself through writing.

#expressivewriting #depression #writingtherapy


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We all have our kryptonite.

Perfectionism was mine. No matter how many burning buildings I ran into or how many people I saved there was always one certainty. I would always come crashing back to Earth (and in all seriousness, I’ve experienced more than my fair share of crashes, both literally and figuratively), and I would always be left in a heap crying like a baby.

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I’m a big believer in writing to compliment therapy and the healing process, and have been doing a great deal of reading on that very topic over the last few months particularly in relation to healing from mental illness. This has led me down the path of Expressive Writing, a way of expressing yourself through writing.

#expressivewriting   #depression  

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So here’s 46 ideas – 46 lists you can make when life gets overwhelming.

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Learn the power behind learning to say no, and grab your free workbook!

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Have you ever had one of those days where you’ve just struggled to get motivated? Where all you wanted to do was roll over, pull the sheet up over your head, and sleep FOREVER?

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I’ve experienced anxiety at work, in the midst of a networking event, at parties, in crowded nightclubs and pubs, in the car, in the kitchen, during the middle of the night, and – strangest of all – in the middle of a jetty (it was a long jetty…). I’ve worked for years on ways to overcome anxiety, some that have worked, some that haven’t.

Here’s 14 ways to deal with anxiety. Ways that have helped me live less-stressful and fulfilling life.

#mhaw2016   #mentalhealthawareness   #mentalhealth   #anxiety  

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As much as we love to be connected, or use our various devices and social networks to tune out and distract ourselves, being constantly connected via social media could be making us depressed. So do yourself a favour and unplug regularly. It will do you the world of good. I guarantee it!

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Heart racing. Sweating from places you didn’t know you could sweat from. Aches. Pains. Nausea. Upset stomach. Feeling like you are going to die.

That is what anxiety feels like.

In the midst of an anxiety attack, if the ground opened up and swallowed your whole, you would be more than happy. Well, I would be anyhow!

I’ve experienced anxiety at work, in the midst of a networking event, at parties, in crowded nightclubs and pubs, in the car, in the kitchen, during the middle of the night, and – strangest of all – in the middle of a jetty (it was a long jetty…). I’ve worked for years on ways to overcome anxiety, some that have worked, some that haven’t.

So here are 14 ways to deal with anxiety. Ways I’ve found that helped me live my a fulfilling life.
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