Rebranding for 2022

Rebranding After completing my health coach text, I realized that I should rebrand Nibbana Wellness. This niche is not as successful as I had hoped. I had intended to create a site for wellness while living with mental health issues, but maybe I need a broader focus as this one is just not a very […]

Recovery and Productivity

Recovery and Productivity I tend to enjoy being productive, and this productivity is not limited to employment-related productivity. I enjoy knowing that I have meal preparations completed, that my carpet is clean, that I have written something meaningful, and that I have gotten in a good workout. I even consider spending quality time with my […]

Improving the Moment

DBT Distress Tolerance Skill Improving the Moment is a skill in Distress Tolerance found in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). It is one of my favorite skills. Sometimes, when your emotions are heightened, you feel panic. It’s like your rational mind leaves and your emotion mind takes over. In reality, your rational mind is still online, […]

Fitness & Goals

Covid-19 Lockdown I obtained my personal trainer certification during lockdown. I was also certified in sports nutrition and exercise therapy. I did not really intend to work as a personal trainer at all. I studied for the certifications so that I could learn how to better combat the metabolic syndrome that is caused by taking […]

Healing from Sexual Assault

Trigger Warning 1. Healing Does not Depend on Whether or not the Perpetrator is Punished Many people who were sexually assaulted never get any type of justice for what happened to them. If you are fortunate enough to have had your perpetrator punished judicially, it still won’t heal the wounds. Healing from sexual assault does […]

You Are More than a Diagnosis

I literally cringe when I see that people describe themselves with derogatory psychiatric terms or with mental illness diagnoses. It is not embarrassment for them that I feel. I just feel pain that they cannot see what is beautiful about themselves. They are, in a sense, internalizing the stigma held by others and themselves. For […]

Meal Prep Tips

Just Getting Started I started “meal prepping” about six months ago, and in that time I have learned a lot. Meal Prepping is also an easy quick-meal solution on busy days. In addition, it has helped me to learn more about food safety. In the beginning, I would see Instagram posts depicting a week’s worth […]

5 Ways to Boost Creativity

It is my opinion that creativity is vital to living well. However, I have not written a poem since 2011 (poem below) and have not felt especially creative for a long time. The medication I take dampens my vibrant imagination. Initially, what I failed to realize is that being stable will allow me to finish […]

Maintaining Mental Balance

Even if you are experienced in handling your mental illness, there will be days when you panic. The mere threat of another mood episode sends you into maintenance mode. I experienced this yesterday. When I awoke this morning, I realized that I had done an excellent job in identifying my trigger and responding to it […]