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Navigating the Reality of Relationships When Everything Seems Wrong

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We all know that relationships can be hard. But when everything around us seems to be going wrong – a pandemic, economic instability, political unrest – those struggles can be magnified in our romantic partnerships. It’s easy to feel like our significant others are the only ones causing stress and strife in our lives, when in reality, they may be a source of support and stability. It’s important to recognize that when we’re feeling overwhelmed, we often take our emotions out on those closest to us. The temper of changed moods, stress levels, anger, and resentment can all bubble to the surface in relationships. And in a time when it feels like we should be connecting more than ever to overcome the challenges, it’s disheartening to see how quickly arguments and disagreements can turn into bigger issues. So what can we do to navigate the realities of relationships in struggling times?

Here are a few tips:

1. Practice Empathy: One of the most important things we can do for our relationships is to try to see things from our partner’s perspective. It’s easy to get caught up in our own struggles and frustrations, but taking a moment to empathize with our loved ones can go a long way in defusing tense situations.

2. Communicate Clearly: Communication is key in any relationship, but it becomes especially important during times of stress. Make an effort to clearly articulate your needs and boundaries, while also actively listening to your partner’s concerns.

3. Practice Self-Care: When we’re feeling burnt out and overwhelmed, it’s easy to take our stress out on those around us. But by taking care of ourselves – whether that means getting enough sleep, carving out time for exercise, or seeking professional help if needed – we can avoid exacerbating issues in our relationships.

4. Prioritize Connection: It’s important to actively work to connect with our partners, even when everything else in our lives feels like it’s falling apart. Make time for quality time together – whether that means scheduling a regular date night, or simply setting aside an hour to talk without any distractions.

As a result, navigating the realities of relationships during difficult times comes down to a commitment to each other, and a willingness to work together to overcome challenges. By prioritizing empathy, clear communication, self-care, and connection, we can build stronger, more resilient partnerships – even when the world around us feels like it’s falling apart.

Until our beautiful minds meet again be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

Mental Health – ” Maybe we’re not just born with it”?

Every moment of every day, we act as masterful magnets, utilizing our five senses to craft the special, individualized person that we are.

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Are we born with mental health issues? In this blog post, I’d like to explore the potential root cause of mental health and deive into whether mental health issues are truly inborn or are a product of the environment in which we are born. The human body is a complex combination of many different organs and components working together in harmony. In addition to this, the human brain and nervous system have the incredible capacity to process a multitude of sensory inputs, creating unique and varied experiences. The delicate balance between our physical, psychological, and emotional needs can cause a significant disruption if any of these aspects are neglected or off balance. Interested in learning how this inheritance and environment of mental health is determined? Look no further..

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Mental health is one such condition which is determined by a complex mix of biological, environmental, and psychological factors. The question we must ask ourselves is, how much of this delicate balance can we be born with? Are there certain inherited factors which contribute to mental health issues?

Example born with mental health :

Depression and anxiety can be difficult to manage for anyone, but for those of us who have been inborn with mental health issues such as these, life can be an even greater challenge. Living with a mood disorder like depression or an anxiety disorder can be an incredibly difficult thing to experience and it’s important for us to find ways to cope and build resilience to these mental health issues. Depression and anxiety during teenage years, at times can make one feel helpless and overwhelmed. It can be tough to handle day to day tasks while also feeling down and anxious. I learned early on to recognize the warning signs and understand when it was time to ask for help or to make changes to help manage my mental health. One of the most helpful things I did to manage my depression and anxiety was to become aware of my triggers and recognize when they were happening. I made sure to prioritize rest and self-care and tried to build a routine that I stuck to. It also helped to create positive outlets for my thoughts, such as writing and journaling. When we’re inborn with mental health issues, it can be hard to accept them and ask for help, but we all deserve support and kindness, and it’s important that we don’t feel ashamed or scared to reach out and seek the help we need. Together, we can work on building resilience and a healthy coping plan.

Example of environmental mental health:

Our mental health is a delicate thing and can be affected by numerous factors in our environment. This could include anything from personal experiences to our physical environment, and even the natural environment around us. While many of these environmental factors can have positive impacts on our mental health, there are a few that can have negative effects, such as depression and anxiety. When it comes to depression, some environmental factors to be aware of include long-term unemployment, exposure to trauma or abuse, living in a place of conflict, living in a socially isolated environment, and financial stress. For those suffering from anxiety, environmental triggers may include exposure to a traumatic event, exposure to loud noises or overcrowding, chronic stress due to high expectations, changes in environment such as relocation, and living in an area of high pollution. Fortunately, with the right strategies in place, we can lessen the impacts of these environmental factors on our mental health. That could include reaching out to a mental health professional to work through experiences, seeking out more social support and connection with family and friends, creating a balanced and healthy lifestyle, and managing your exposure to negative influences in the environment. It’s important to be mindful of how our environment is impacting us and our mental health, and take the necessary steps to minimize negative environmental triggers when we can. Everyone’s journey to mental wellness is unique, but together, we can help each other create healthy and supportive environments to promote better mental health.

The truth is that the exact answer to this question is unclear, but research does suggest that some biological and genetic elements may play a role in mental health. For example, some mental health issues such as bipolar disorder and depression can appear to run in families, suggesting a certain level of inherited factors. Similarly, the environment we are born in can have a significant influence on our mental well-being. Growing up in a challenging and/or traumatic environment can affect our mental health in profound and long-lasting ways. All in all, while some aspects of mental health may be determined by inherited factors, environmental factors still play an incredibly important role in developing mental health. Therefore, in answer to the original question posed, the truth is that we are not born with mental health issues. However, it is a complex balance of inherited and environmental factors that can contribute to our mental well-being. Therefore, it is essentials that we are aware of these issues, and learn to protect ourselves, so that we can work towards a better understanding of mental health and maintain balance in our lives.

It’s important to be mindful of how our environment is impacting us and our mental health, and take the necessary steps to minimize negative environmental triggers when we can. Everyone’s journey to mental wellness is unique, but together, we can help each other create healthy and supportive environments to promote better mental health.

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

Breaking Down Popular Mental Health Search Terms: An Overview of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Stress, and Suicide

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It’s no surprise that mental health has become a popular search topic in recent years as more information has become available on the topic. Mental health is a major concern for many people, and as more information becomes available, it’s becoming easier to learn more about it. A recent study revealed the top five mental health searched topics: depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, stress, and suicide. Each of these topics can bring about a range of feelings, behaviors, and struggles for those dealing with them, but there are a few key points that should be noted about each one. Let’s take a look at each topic in-depth.

The high number of searches on depression and anxiety likely reflects the fact that these two disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions. They’re also often accompanied by stress, making it an important factor in understanding mental health.

Depression and Anxiety

People struggling with depression or anxiety may have difficulty focusing, become isolated from family and friends, or be unable to hold down a job. When it comes to depression and anxiety, these two mental health conditions are the most commonly diagnosed in people. They can present with a range of symptoms, from difficulty focusing to becoming isolated from friends and family. However, when dealt with early on and with the proper care and treatment, depression and anxiety can be managed.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is another popularly searched mental health topic, and the amount of searches is due to the complexities of the condition. It’s characterized by extreme highs and lows in mood and energy, which can lead to unstable relationships, high risk-taking, and sudden shifts in decision making. Bipolar is difficult to balance with unpredictable highs and lows. Often times other mental health issues are present as well Treatment for bipolar disorder usually includes therapy and medications.


Stress is a common symptom of many mental health disorders, but it can also occur as a stand-alone condition. It can manifest as physical, emotional, or behavioral changes that often leads to tension, restlessness, and insomnia. People struggling with stress can benefit from therapy and stress management techniques, such as mindfulness and relaxation exercises.


Finally, suicide is a particularly difficult topic to search and think about, yet it remains one of the most searched mental health topics. This could be attributed to the high rates of suicide around the world, and the lack of understanding surrounding this issue. The truth is that everyone is at risk of suicide and it is important to be aware of warning signs. Knowing where to get help and being a part of a supportive community are key steps in preventing suicide.

Ultimately, these are just a few of the most popular mental health searched topics and the complexities that can accompany them. It is clear that there is still much work to be done to destigmatize mental health and make it easier for people to access quality help. It is also important to keep in mind that you don’t have to struggle alone – with the right support and treatment, it is possible to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. Be mindful of those around you, life is precious. You are important you matter. Love yourself with patience and value.

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Take care of yourself.. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

Unexpected Challenges

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Life can be full of unexpected challenges that can feel like too much to handle. It can feel like a heavy burden when stress and financial struggles are combined with other major challenges, leaving us feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope with the mental strain. This feeling is not uncommon and it’s important to remember that we’re never alone in facing difficult times.

Challenges We’ve all been there at some point in our lives, feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed due to the overwhelming challenges that life has presented us with. From financial struggles, work-related stress, or major life changes, we can often find ourselves feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope with the mental mess we are faced with. It’s important to remember that these situations are incredibly common and that you’re not alone. The key to managing overwhelming circumstances is developing strategies that allow you to find balance and create space between the overwhelming feelings and what you can do about them. Keep an organized notebook of important information. Try to plan a weekly routine, activities included. This can help manage time as well, so your not overwhelmed at last minute. When challenging situations arise, they won’t be so disruptive to your routine. It’s easy to overload our schedules and allowing time management to fall short in completing important task.

Manage Stress To help manage stressful situations, there are many activities you can try such as taking some deep breaths, talking with friends or family, doing something creative or trying meditation or mindfulness. Even getting some exercise or sleep can make a huge difference in our outlook and how we handle difficult circumstances. Taking some time for yourself to do activities you enjoy and setting achievable goals will help take your mind off of your troubles for a bit, allowing for greater clarity and focus when you face them again. Additionally, considering professional counseling can be incredibly beneficial when struggling with overwhelm, providing valuable insights into improving self-awareness, personal effectiveness and productivity in challenging times. No matter how tough things may seem right now, remember that we all go through hard times. There is relief, if we persevere and develop strategies to manage overwhelming feelings before they take control of our lives. So take a deep breath – you got this!

Thinking Positive In times of high stress and strain it is essential to ensure that we take care of our mental health first. We can do this by creating a positive mindset and trying to reframe negative thoughts into something more productive and encouraging. Positive thinking is essential when dealing with difficult circumstances as it helps us break through the barriers and access a calmness of mind which will help to better understand our current situation.

Taking breaks throughout the day from the stresses of life is essential in managing feelings of overwhelm. Having an escape such as reading a book, exercising outdoors, cooking or playing music will help provide a much-needed break for our minds which helps combat against any stresses or anxiety felt during these times.

Additionally, prioritizing your tasks and having an action plan in place is also beneficial in keeping on top of workloads. As it creates order rather than chaos; which again can aid in providing peace within ourselves when working towards completing objectives.

Talk it Out If you feel like your stress levels have become too much, it is important to talk to someone about how you’re feeling. Talking about what’s causing you distress can really help lift a weight off your shoulders. A therapist can provide professional support during tough times, or alternatively speaking to friends or family who will be understanding of your current struggles can be helpful.

Although there may be periods in life where we feel overly overwhelmed with pressures being placed upon us; remembering that we are not alone during these challenging moments. It’s vital as others around us will share similar stories they have faced in life’s turmoil’s. Taking time out for self-care such as meditating, exercise or hobbies provides welcome distractions whilst engaging in talks with therapists/friends/family is incredibly important in seeking assistance where/when needed. You got this👍

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter -Della 💞🦋

💲A Dollar to Health & Happiness💲

Happiness is being the Boss
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Empty Pockets and Self Employed Happiness

The psychological benefits of work are often more important to self-employed people than the financial rewards. This is because they place a higher value on feeling useful and productive. Moreover, they believe that being their own boss gives them more control over their work. This means that they can be more creative and can work more effectively.


A recent survey suggests that the self-employed are less likely to be happy. However, it does not answer the question of why they feel such disproportionate stress. The cost of health insurance may play a role. Another factor may be that self-employed people do not have the same benefits as employees.

Life satisfaction

The idea that being self-employed and having an empty pocket can boost life satisfaction isn’t new. In fact, it’s been around since the Marshall Plan. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has developed an index to measure the overall quality of life. It includes eleven different criteria for measuring life satisfaction. According to the OECD, the U.S. ranks 17th out of 36 countries.

According to a new study, self-employment and happiness increase life satisfaction. This association may be due to the fact that self-employed people tend to have lower levels of education and income, and they’re also more likely to live in areas with high unemployment rates. Additionally, many self-employed individuals to opt into entrepreneurship by accident, rather than voluntarily choosing it. Despite these differences, prior studies have indicated that entrepreneurship is associated with higher life satisfaction.

As life has enough stress, being flexible can help reduce stressors. A new way after COVID-19 has more individuals taking on self-employment. The opportunity can be mental and physically rewarding for your health. It’s important to understand that money can be made, health can’t always wait. Changes can be challenging, with happiness the transition can be favorable. A Dollar to Health & happiness.

Until our beautiful minds meet again, be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter-Della 💞🦋

🤯 My Mind Over thinking 🤯

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Either it be a night out or night in, our mind determines our night, night time. We can try our darndest to stay awake for short spans. The long haul staying awake for days is merely, impossible. Once the brain gets to a certain point, it shuts down. Auto pilot, the brain shuts off, can no longer function. The body and mind reset to re-energizer. Long periods of no sleep is unhealthy as behavior is abnormal, hallucinations, slow thinking and response time begin.

How to Get More Restful Sleep

If you can’t sleep because your mind is racing, then you aren’t alone. It runs through the day’s events and to-do list before you are even ready to go to bed. This keeps you from getting much sleep, and it makes you unable to accomplish anything. You are not getting the rest that you need or deserve, and you are feeling stressed and frustrated. Fortunately, there are ways to help you get more restful sleep.


Depending on the cause of stress, there are several possible ways to reduce it. You can use mindfulness exercises, and you can also download stress apps to help you reduce the amount of stress you feel. Mindfulness is a process of focusing on the present moment without any external distractions. Other effective stress management methods include eating healthy and exercising regularly. Staying away from caffeine, alcohol, and processed foods will also help reduce the stress you feel.

Excessive thinking before going to bed

Excessive thinking before going to bed can have a negative effect on your sleep. Research shows that it can cause insomnia. This occurs because your mind races through things and you can’t shut off the thoughts. Whether you’re worried about work, life, relationships, or any number of other issues, racing thoughts can disrupt your sleep. Fortunately, there are ways to manage your racing thoughts before you hit the hay.

One way to deal with excessive thoughts before you go to sleep is to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness involves training your mind to be more present and in the present moment. For instance, while you’re driving, you could notice how you’re thinking about a different situation. Another method is to set aside a certain time to worry or solve a problem. If you’re finding this difficult, you should speak with your GP.

Keeping a notepad next to your bed can help you focus on your worries before bed. While this doesn’t work the same way as a structured worry session, it can help you feel more relaxed and sleep better. A good way to do this is to write down the things that are worrying you and make a plan to resolve them.


Visualization is a technique used to create an image of the future in your mind. This picture can be anything you want and can help you achieve your goals. It is a powerful tool that many people use to achieve success and relax. It also helps build your self-confidence. Using visualization exercises can help you get ahead in your career and life. Here are a few ways to use visualization to your advantage.

The technique is proven to be effective for a wide range of physical and stress-related conditions. In addition to helping you reach your goals, visualization can also improve your concentration, memory, and brain power. In addition, it is an excellent way to manage difficult emotions. It can also help you create a peaceful place in your mind where you can concentrate more effectively. It can also help you relax and sleep better. If you can’t seem to get enough sleep at night, visualization can help you create a safe place to retreat to.

The first step to visualization is to visualize a peaceful scene. This can be a real or imaginary scene. You can imagine yourself in a place you like or a place you’ve visited that has helped you feel calm. Another technique is to imagine your body relaxing and your breath coursing through your body. By visualizing your body relaxed, you can push unwanted thoughts out of your mind.


There are a few different types of treatment for My Mind never sleeps. Some treatments use cognitive behavioral therapy, which teaches patients how to change their thinking and behavior to help them sleep. This treatment is often used for anxiety and other mental health problems, but it’s also useful for people who can’t sleep. It can take anywhere from six to 12 weeks to see results, and it helps people identify the triggers that cause their insomnia and learn ways to avoid them.

Sleep is important for a healthy mind and body. We all are guilty of staying up late on occasion. But when stress and overthinking keep our mind awake, it maybe time to seek professional advice. It’s okay for thinking to take place more so at times. The problem forms when we allow the disruptions of daily routine. Never under estimate a sleep deprived mind. It’s your mind that’s in charge of night, night.

Until our beautiful minds meet again. Be safe out there. Many blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter 🦋 -Della🦋💞

🗝 Key to Understanding Anxiety: How to Identify Your Triggers

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Sometimes life just makes one feel sheltered or hidden from the world. Ever feel like hiding under a box? Or to overwhelmed to deal with situations or daily routine? You may experience anxiety. This post will be in-depth on anxiety and triggers. Read more…

When you have anxiety, it’s as if your brain is constantly on high alert. Your mind might be filled with images of the worst case scenario, and those thoughts can quickly lead to an increase in stress, tension, and fear. These responses are all part of the fight-or-flight response that our bodies are designed with in order to protect us from danger. Fortunately, there are various techniques that you can use to help manage your anxiety when it begins to creep up on you unexpectedly. The more that you understand about anxiety, the easier it will be to recognize the triggers and control them before they spiral out of control. Here are some strategies for managing your anxiety and reducing its negative effects:

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is the feeling of worry and nervousness that many people experience when they are in a situation that is new or challenging. Anxiety can be an occasional and normal reaction to stress. But a certain amount of anxiety can become a problem when it interferes with your daily life and lasts longer than four weeks. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the US. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that the cost of anxiety disorders in the U.S. is $42 billion, which includes the cost of health care, medications, and lost productivity at work. People with anxiety disorders may experience a range of symptoms, including restlessness, trouble sleeping, irritability, muscle tension, sweating, difficulty concentrating, and frequent urination. These symptom can cause one to feel more irritated and uncomfortable at times.

Types of Anxiety

– General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – Generalized anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health conditions. People with this disorder experience excessive worry and anxiety about daily events and activities. The worry is disproportionate to the situation and interferes with daily functioning. – Panic Disorder – Panic disorder is characterized by recurrent panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror frequently accompanied by physical symptoms like shortness of breath, heart palpitations, dizziness, nausea, and numbness or tingling in the limbs. Some people with panic disorder have a fear of future panic attacks.

– Social Anxiety Disorder – Those with social anxiety disorder experience intense fear and nervousness in social or performance situations, such as public speaking, joining a group, or meeting new people.

– Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common types of anxiety disorders. People with PTSD experience severe anxiety in response to triggers that remind them of a past trauma.

– Specific Phobias – Specific phobias are irrational fears of specific places, people, or situations that pose little or no real danger. Common phobias include a fear of spiders, snakes, mice, or public speaking. – Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – Generalized anxiety disorder is one of the most common mental health conditions. People with this disorder experience excessive worry and anxiety about daily events and activities. The worry is disproportionate to the situation and interferes with daily functioning.

Anxiety is a natural feeling that everyone experiences from time to time. It becomes a disorder when it is prolonged and interferes with your daily life. Anxiety disorders can range from mild to severe and are treated with a combination of medication and therapy. There are many different types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder. Managing your anxiety starts with identifying your triggers and finding the best methods for reducing your anxiety levels when they get too high.

Until our minds meet again. Be safe out there. Blessing and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter – Della🦋

Good Morning🌅

May 27th – 2022

Morning Coffee

As our day begins, a simple cup of coffee goes a long way. The thoughts of whats ahead starts before our eyes open. The power of the mind works when we are asleep and awake. A never ending cycle to the conscious and unconscious world – so called thoughts. Regardless, when your day begins; now, mid-day, or at night – those stressful times still linger.

A child birthday party: happy thoughts right? Yet you still got the wheels turning about preperation, invites, the weather, regardless its your design to have the best party ever. Mow the grass, clean the house or book an event center. All the planning, plus normal routine activities. Its seems never ending, we somehow pull the whip ass out of our pocket and get it done. Take a moment and smile. Your doing a great job!😁

Of course the small things are forgotten. To remember the purple forks, well its okay. Who said eating cake with your hands is not allowed? Whoever it was needs a little creative lesson, and today is the day. John ate cake the first time with his hands at the age of 36. So no big deal, right?

If we beat ourselves up everyday over small stuff; looking pretty rough on an average day would be routine.

Purple forks : stressed out!

Its okay, today is another day. Whatever the day offers give your best. Tomorrow might be the day – learning to eat cake with your hands is an experience for another. 🦋

May your day be blessed. Until our minds meet again, blessings and much love. Remember Everyday Minds Matter🦋