Why negative emotions are good for us

I recently wrote a post called 'When the facade of a good mood is beneficial' - basically when it works to sort of trick our brain to help us along in the day. But this is not suppressing emotions. This is definitely not in support of toxic positivity, which is in the fabric of society … Continue reading Why negative emotions are good for us

When the facade of a good mood is beneficial

With a chronic illness you might be familiar, in certain settings, with putting on a facade of good mood/well-being in order to function. A facade that sometimes really does not match your internal state of being and mood. There can be times when pretending to be 'happy' or in a 'good mood' actually can help … Continue reading When the facade of a good mood is beneficial

Isolation, the pandemic, and winter depression

Pandemic With COVID-19 numbers here in Alberta, Canada getting rather high restrictions have been added to socializing (some would say a tad late on that count). Anyway, that means we cannot socialize outside of our household. We cannot go to other people's houses and we cannot have people over to ours. Unless we want to … Continue reading Isolation, the pandemic, and winter depression

Chronic stress and the body

Chronic negative stress does not do a body good. We all know this. Because we have pain and illness and so stress from That plus the life consequences of That causes a boatload of negative stress. We all know our mental and emotional wellbeing is as important as our physical wellbeing, but I don't know … Continue reading Chronic stress and the body