What I Read This Week – Spoonie and Mental Health Link Love
Hi! I’ve not been blogging much, but have been resting a lot! Hope your New Year is off to a needs-aware start. It’s ok to step back, even from things we love, to tend to our needs. No one else can do this important work in our lives. Boundaries and self-care are up to us.
Today I’m sharing links to helpful things I read this week. Maybe something will resonate with you. If so, pass it on! We’re all in this together!
Brené Brown says hope is a function of struggle- a cognition, rather than an emotion. Mperegrym’s post on being the hopeful reads like a manifesto-
In order to be the hopeful, we must take action. We must use our voice for encouragement, to uphold, to remind others what really matters. We must respect our time here and use it for goodness.
One way we can use our time here for goodness is by learning how to care for our fellow humans. Here are a few posts on that-
5 Things Not to Say to Someone Who’s Suicidal — and What to Say Instead by By Tina Szymczak at The Mighty.
Advice Overload Adds Stress to Chronic Pain by Julie at Counting My Spoons.
Finally, here’s a post about helping ourselves-
Chronic Pain? 11 Ways to Cope With A Lack of Support by Anne Harding on HuffPost.
Thanks for visiting today. I’m wishing you the best. <3