Posts in Self-care
Episode 61: 3 Myths That Keep You From Dialysis Wellness

The Kidney Connection Podcast is a weekly show with Eboni Gee RN, BSN, a Registered Nurse in Baltimore, Maryland. Here, we talk about all things dialysis wellness, kidney health, and all the holistic choices we can make to become the healthiest possible version of ourselves.

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3 Amazing Ways To Minimize Anxiety

When I develop anxiety (which I don’t really claim or speak into existence, but for the purpose of this post I am speaking in present tense) I had no idea what it was. I thought I had something physically wrong with me. The truth is I have been headed down the road towards anxiety all my life. I was always a worry wart that tried to control all future results and hung onto past failures and disappointments. I was asking for some type of psychological issue with this type of mindset.

There are different levels that I would go through before I reached a full blown attack. Self-awareness is critical because you need to know your triggers. This is why these concepts have been so helpful to me, they make me more aware of my thoughts, feelings and behaviors so that I can minimize the tension I feel and avoid further symptoms or anxiety.  Here are the top three things that I have learned to minimize the effects of anxiety.

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Why You Need To Release the Mental Weight In Order To Release The Physical Weight

I am on a never-ending journey of self-reflection, self-correction, trust and forgiveness. There was a time when my therapist asked me if I felt like I ever needed forgiveness and guess what I said…NO! Can you believe that? Well, neither could she and her facial expression when I answered the question made me go deep with myself and examine where my answer came from. The result of my analysis was that my answer came from a superficial level of thinking that since I never intentionally wronged anyone, I didn’t need to be forgiven for anything which isn’t entirely true. Just because I didn’t perceive my words or actions to be hurtful or rude didn’t mean that they weren’t and might have warranted forgiveness of me.

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3 Keys To Boosting Your Self-Worth

Self-worth, what is it really? Many of us don’t realize that we often don’t feel worthy of the things we desire. Seems crazy to think that way, but it’s true. I didn’t realize I had self-worth issues until I started planning bigger goals and dreams for my life and the little voice inside would say,

·      “that’s can’t happen to you”

·      “those types of things don’t happen to people like you”

·      “what makes you qualified to receive that”

 

There are three components of self-worth, they are:

·      self-respect

·      self-love

·      self-trust

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