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The Best Posts of 2015 on Heartful Habits

The Best Posts of 2015

The end of December is a time of looking back in reflection and forward with hopes and dreams. Today I’m taking a look back and counting down the most popular posts on Heartful Habits according to the stats in…

Mental Health, Counselling, and Myths about Vulnerability

4 Myths about Vulnerability

I’m back from my holiday, which was wonderful. We saw beautiful views, hiked incredible heights, listened to talented bands, and even jumped off a bridge while harnessed to a bungee cord. While I’m back home, summer is still here…

3 Misconceptions about Self-Harm + My Personal Experience With It

3 Misconceptions about Self-Harm

This post has been on my mind and heart for a long time, and it’s definitely one that has made me nervous to hit the “publish” button. I’ve talked pretty openly about emotional struggles and mental health issues. One aspect I’ve…

5 Reminders for Getting Through Hard Times

I’ve been absent from the blog recently. Life throws us into unforeseen situations, and I would say this February has probably been one of the hardest times of my life. Here are 5 reminders I’ve been focusing on as…

3 Minute Breathing Space Mini Meditation

3 Minute Breathing Space

This is the fourth post in a series of helpful mental techniques or “tools” that I’ve learned in therapy.  Today I’m going to talk about the Three Minute Breathing Space from The Mindful Way through Depression (which I highly recommend).…

Daily Affirmations How To

Daily Affirmations

This is the third post in a series of helpful mental techniques or “tools” that I’ve learned in therapy.  The first and second were about identifying and replacing unhelpful thinking styles and intentionally practicing gratitude.   Today I’m going to…

Intentionally Practicing Gratitude

Intentionally Practicing Gratitude

It is easy to feel daunted or overwhelmed by all the awfulness of our world. Whether it’s personal issues in our own lives, current events on the local news, or global problems around the world, there can be a…

3 Misconceptions About Meditation I’ve Reformed

I started seeing a therapist and completed an assessment determining that I have depression.  This is something I wish more people would talk openly about, but that could be its own post for another day.  Anyway, I am very…

Identifying and Replacing Unhelpful Thinking Styles

Identifying and Replacing Unhelpful Thinking Styles

As I’ve mentioned before, I started going to therapy this year.  I thought I would share some helpful techniques or “tools” that I’ve learned.  I work on keeping these mental tools at the forefront of my mind.  This way…