Nothing Greater than Peace of Mind

There is more talk about mental fitness today than ever before.  

In some circles the phenomena is called the Harry Effect, from Prince Harry who openly discussed his mental fitness in The Me You Can’t See.

In the sports world it’s the Naomi Effect, from Naomi Osaka, the tennis player who famously walked out of the French Open when asked to speak with reporters; and just said she won’t play the British Open either in order to protect her mental health.

Peace of Mind is a Luxury Money Can’t Buy.

I say bravo for taking care of their mental health before our cruel world destroys it. And for bringing attention to the issue.

We’ve grown up being told: toughen up, suck it up, stop whining. Little kids trying to navigate emotional distress being told to stop complaining.

Why?

The number one recommendation for improving mental health is to talk.

Talking about your feelings can help you stay in good mental health. Source

Other ways to cope are: reading and writing.

Writing (and by extension reading) is medicine for your mind. Whenever you feel mentally and emotionally exhausted, writing brings peace to your mind. Source

Talking, reading and writing. All things we do right here, dear friends.

There is no way to segue into my next point after the above, and I would not want to. So, here it is.

Quick announcement:

Dear friend, I am in the process of publishing a short-story collection, titled START AGAIN. Five of my short stories previously published in online literary magazines.

Should you wish to join my e-mail list for pre-publication gifts of START AGAIN, and other announcements, please do so below. Cover reveal should be coming up soon.

Thank you for talking, reading and writing with me.

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8 responses to “Nothing Greater than Peace of Mind

  1. Yes, it is amazing what all we are told in order to deal with the cruelty of the world. Don’t forget “Sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” – BALONEY!! Learning to speak out about our thoughts, feelings, and life critically can help us. So GREAT advice.

    I look forward to hearing more about your START AGAIN! It could be good advice for me!

  2. I worked hard to keep my grown children with a positive outlook this past year – my son took up home repairs and has done really well reconstructing his home! I talk a lot to both of them, and your advice is very wise. Good luck with the short story book!

  3. Hi Silvia – how true … your post and Gwynn and Noelle’s comments are appropriate … We need to confide, and to talk to each other, as well as recognise when people perhaps need some support. Good luck with the short story publication … cheers Hilary

  4. Mary Aalgaard

    Great post. We all need encouragement to take care of ourselves. I joined, or probably rejoined, your emailing list. Congrats on the publication. I look forward to reading it!

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