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The Serenity Prayer (“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference”) has been helpful for many. But for me personally, it’s been a difficult pill to swallow.

Some of you are either on or have kids who are on or will be on Spring Break. Vacation often signals more time spent with family. And any time we’re in a situation where family is priority, things get, well a little messy.

How do you deal with the difficulties of spending time with those you love? Be it friends or family, I often return to that Serenity Prayer and find ways to accept what seems unacceptable.

Whether you are grappling with your own mental health issues or trying to accept and understand those you love, this week’s post has something valuable for you. You’ll learn how to accept your own imperfections and others as well as learn ways to change what we can (through nutrition and even a clean room). Maybe reading these will make digesting that Serenity Prayer just a tad bit easier. Here’s hoping.

How Eating & Drinking Nutritionally Smart Positively Affects Emotional Health (And Relationships)
(Neuroscience & Relationships) – It seems that you really are what you eat. In fact, it can significantly affect your physical and mental health. Read this to find out how you can use this information to improve the quality of your relationships and learn ways to heal yourself.

Global Mental Health
(Channel N) – This intriguing video discusses the emerging area of Global Mental Health and the exciting new shift that’s occurring in the way we deal with mental health issues around the world.

Mom Was Right: Clean Your Room
(The Emotionally Sensitive Person) – You might not think that your environment can affect your mood, but it can. This is especially true for emotionally sensitive people. Learn how a little spring cleaning could do your mind good.

Why We Do What We Do
(Mentoring & Recovery) – Knowing who you are is sometimes the best defense in understanding ourselves and getting along with other people. It doesn’t matter why anyone else does what they do. According to this post, it’s all about our own self-knowledge and understanding.

Antidepressants and Drug Muggers
(Depression On My Mind) – It’s not just what you eat and how you live, but it’s also the medicine you ingest that can affect your life. If you’re taking an antidepressant, you’ll want to read this.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 13 Mar 2012
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2012). Best of Our Blogs: March 13, 2012. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 17, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2012/03/13/best-of-our-blogs-march-13-2012/

 

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