The Importance of Rest (and I Mean REAL Rest)

We are all rest deprived. And I don’t just mean that our sleep schedules are messed up. I mean we don’t turn off our brains, we don’t play, we don’t take down time the way our brains and bodies need us to. Even when we relax with a movie or TV show, we are alsoContinue reading “The Importance of Rest (and I Mean REAL Rest)”

The Benefits of Getting Angry: 5 Anger Languages and What They Mean For You

We typically view anger as a negative emotion that we want to get rid of as fast as possible. Anger can feel like losing control, or like we’re letting someone get the better of us and keep us in a negative emotion. And those are real aspects of anger. But anger can also be coveringContinue reading “The Benefits of Getting Angry: 5 Anger Languages and What They Mean For You”

Avoiding the Side Quest: Turn Your Goals into a Quest for Success

Any gamer knows the siren song of the side quest. No matter what your noble goal is, the game designers have also placed several side stories to entertain and delight you along the way. Which is how you can end up well off the beaten path accidentally saving a village so that you can build a house toContinue reading “Avoiding the Side Quest: Turn Your Goals into a Quest for Success”

Surviving Trauma is Like Playing Dungeons and Dragons

In my ongoing quest to help people understand mental health struggles and triggers, I came up with this idea based on role playing games for people who easily understand the concepts of stats, critical hits and failures, hit points, levels, and character weaknesses. Even if you’re not a tabletop role playing gamer, this idea appliesContinue reading “Surviving Trauma is Like Playing Dungeons and Dragons”