🧘🏻♂️ What a great perspective. This feels even more important to remember when many of the difficulties come from yourself. Even those are meant to help you grow. From my Daily Calm.
An exploration of the phenomenon of considering a topic for the purpose of answering someone else’s question instead of just learning for yourself.
💮 Coming out (tl;dr Hi, I’m Ben, and I have OCD. 👋)
A series with an inside look at the effects of mental illness and the way that I have made sense of it in my life.
📖 From the Earth to the Moon
By Jules Verne
🧘🏻♂️ What a beautiful thing to say to myself. I found that at the end of my meditation, my compassion and love for others had strengthened through offering those to myself. From my Daily Calm.
🧘🏻♂️ This summarizes the past few months for me. One constant step of discomfort followed by another, all in the service of regaining my life and being able to be present. From my Daily Calm.
📖 🎧 Wolverine: The Long Night
🧘🏻♂️ This can be a real challenge. Ironically, it feels easiest when I lean in to my thoughts as feelings instead of trying to push them away. From my Daily Calm
There is something so healing about being around new life emerging. Definitely needed today.
❄️ 🥶 I am so ready for the snow to be done…
After coming to grips with the fact that I have a mental illness, I realized that I am part of the secret society of mental health sufferers.
🎥 Captain Marvel
👍 Seriously impressive and enjoyable. Definitely one I look forward to watching with my daughters in particular. Probably my favorite movie in a long time.
🧘🏻♂️ This can be challenging when it feels like the storm has been raging incessantly. But there is always hope for the future. We can’t know what it will hold. From my Daily Calm
💮 🎧 Just finished season 3 of The Hilarious World of Depression. I hope to write more about my thoughts and feelings on it soon. I am profoundly grateful for such a wonderful resource. It has been a huge help to not feel so alone as I learn to cope with mental illness.
🧘🏻♂️ I feel like I catch glimpses of this at times. There is a quiet, still pond that is accessible only through the sometimes strenuous toil of settling. From my Daily Calm
It’s a little surprising how easy it is to blow a huge number of hours playing Legend of Zelda on the Nintendo Switch, especially when the kids are watching. All of a sudden the day is almost gone! At least we’ve spent most of it together. 😛🎮
This felt good today. I thought I would just leave Apple’s marketing text. The award got me out of the house, even in the snow, for a walk (on the track at the gym 😉).
I earned this award inspired by International Women’s Day with my #AppleWatch. #CloseYourRings
🧘🏻♂️ What a wonderful day to remember and honor the important women in my life. I am so profoundly grateful. I am conscious that I am not better than, or worse than, the women I know and love. Just different. And together we are more. From my Daily Calm
💮 Started my first real day of exposure and response prevention (ERP) treatment today. Wow. It’s rough. 😖 But it was so powerful and hopeful to feel the change that came to me by the end. It’s going to be a hard road, but there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel.