Tagged: guilt

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Practicing Self-Forgiveness

The brain can have a tendency to blame us for everything. You may put all the fault and blame on yourself when things aren’t going the way you want to, which then in turn...

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“Is It My Fault?”

A common mindset among those who are diagnosed with mental illnesses is wondering if it’s something that they brought onto themselves. There may be guilt associated with it, like the person thinking they did...

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OCD Confessions

What do you think when you hear OCD (or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)? Until I was diagnosed at age 15, I always associated the term with clean rooms, color-coded binders and a fear of germs....

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What Caused My Depression?

Have you ever been confused about what the source of your depression symptoms is? If so, you are not alone. A research project done in the United Kingdom studied 465 adolescent participants with diagnosed mild to severe...

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OCD Confessions

What do you think when you hear OCD (or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)? Until I was diagnosed at age 15, I always associated the term with clean rooms, color-coded binders and a fear of germs....

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J.K. Rowling on Depression

“I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed. Never. What’s to be ashamed of? I went through a really rough time and I am quite proud that I got out of that.”...

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Emotional First-Aid

Why is it important to heal your emotions? During his practice, Guy Winch, a licensed psychologist and author, noticed how most cultures value the body over the mind. He points out that we experience more...