They say, “Home is where the heart is.” Home is the place you feel love and love most. And Nate Berkus says, “Your home should rise up to greet you.” It is a reflection of you are and what you love. But how many of us are living in homes that not only fail to greet us, but disrespect who we are? Like dysfunctional relatives, they bring out the worse in us. They are inefficient, hoarding, chaotic and reflect who we think we should be, not who we are in this moment.
Think your home is not an important aspect of your mental health? This week’s post will have you think again. When we meet our mornings with distress because we can’t find our keys or end our days in a stressful home filled with frustration instead of peace, we sacrifice our health. We all need a sanctuary, a place of refuge from this crazy world. While this is true for everyone, it is especially for those who are emotionally sensitive. And while this obviously applies to our literal homes, home can also be our bodies, our mental state, our roles as parents. It’s anywhere we should feel at ease, but perhaps don’t.
If this sounds like you, you’ll find comfort in our posts below. Discover ways small details like paint color can soothe your soul or how being mindful as a parent can simply mean saying you’re sorry. You’ll learn home decor tips for ADHDers as well as discover whether psychiatric medications really work. Grab a cup of coffee, and a chair and get ready to feel at home with us here.
Creating Emotional Comfort in Your Home
(The Emotionally Sensitive Person) – Your home environment can have a profound impact on your state of mind. Little things like paint colors, photos and tchotchkes can fill you with or detract from your contentment. Read this to find ways you can transform a cluttered house into a meaningful home.
ADHD Awareness Week: Tips for the Home
(ADHD from A to Zoë) – Leave it to Zoë to put an ADHD twist on Feng Shui. As always, you’ll laugh, nod your head in agreement and get practical tips on living with ADHD.
Five Expressions of Mindful Parenting
(Mindful Parenting) – Want to be the parent you never got? This brief post packs a punch with five mindful ways you can be a better parent.
Do Psychiatric Medications Really Work?
(Therapy Soup) – A surprising debate gone quietly unnoticed is uncovered in this post. Discover the truth about psychiatric medications and how they may not be the panacea society makes them out to be.
Facing Our Demons in Therapy And Creating Art
(The Creative Mind) – It takes courage to be creative. As you’ll read here, successful artists are those that don’t just create from what they know, but who they are.
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