Mindset. This Is Why It Matters.

Mindset. This Is Why It Matters.

How would you describe your mindset right now?

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, a 2006 book written by Carol Dweck describes the modern idea of mindset. The concept is divided between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset. In Dweck’s own words those with a growth mindset are “individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others)”.1 On the other hand, those with a fixed mindset tend to believe things are the way they are and there isn’t much to be done to make a change.

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Hi, I’m … Squirrel! Sorry, I have ADHD.

Hi, I’m … Squirrel! Sorry, I have ADHD.

Squirrel!

Oh, if I hear that joke in the mocking of my personal quirks one more time.

The comparison to “Dug”, the talking dog from the animated movie Up, has plagued me for most of my adult life. I (apparently) was (am) distracted by every little thing that had (has) nothing to do with the current situation I was (am) in. I was the poster child for ADHD, the butt of every hyperactivity joke, and even I joked that I had it. But in hindsight, I didn’t really know what it was.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: BIPOLAR DISORDER (Manic Depressive)

Mental Health Awareness Month: BIPOLAR DISORDER (Manic Depressive)

More than seventeen million people in the United States and 264 million people worldwide live with depression1. Making it one of the most common mental health concerns, depression may be a misdiagnosis for a more specific kind of depression, called Bipolar Disorder. The disorder is among the most misunderstood, feared, and stigmatized mental health diagnoses. Many of us may know someone affected by BD and have seen firsthand how the symptoms of this illness can impact a loved one’s life.

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Mental Health Awareness Month: ANXIETY

Mental Health Awareness Month: ANXIETY

5 Things You Should Do About Anxiety

Anxiety is the most common mental health problem with 18.1% of the US population suffering from the condition 1. Most people who suffer won’t get treatment.

Maybe that’s you?

It was me.

I can remember days so anxiety-ridden it makes me ill to look back on them.

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