So you follow my videos and you want to start a journal of your own. “But Kati I don’t know what to journal about!”…. Lucky for you there is now a list of journal topics to help get you going!
*****A HUGE HUG goes out Just_Be (FYI I’d love it if you were to subscribe to her channel and say thank you) for taking the time to go through all the videos and gather the journal topics. This is something I get a lot of requests for. You are a ROCKSTAR! xoxo You really bring the quality of our community to the next level!
|Video Title||Date||Journal Topic|
|How can I stop being so attached to people?!? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||25/06/2014||Is there something you are stuck on?? Something that you always find yourself struggling with or going back to?? Let’s make a collage about it. It can tell us a lot more about a situation than you think!! Get out some old newspapers, magazines etc and get started!!!|
|Why do we lie when we feel self-conscious?!?! Facebook Friday!! #KatiFAQ||20/06/2014||Write down 25 things that make you feel good.|
|Can I stop panic attacks?? Twitter Thursday!! #KatiFAQ with Kati Morton||19/06/2014||The idea of being a phoenix… and turning into ash and being reborn again. I think we can do that as human.. come out of the ash a new person. What are you going to do today to help yourself rise out of that ash??|
|How can I fight my self-harm urges?? #katiFAQ Mental Health Help with Kati Morton||18/06/2014||Surround yourself with supportive people that love you.
Notice how badly you feel in moments of doubt and self-sabotage.
Allow yourself to feel the emotion for a moment and then immediately let go of it.
Persevere in your journey of self-love.
|Is suicide selfish?!? Tumblr Tuesday! #KatiFAQ||17/06/2014||“don’t waste your time on jealously. sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind, the race is long but in the end, it’s only with yourself” – Everybodys free to wear sunscreen *youtube if you haven’t heard it, great inspirational song 🙂|
|Can you get addicted to Smoking Marijuana? Facebook #katiFAQ Mental Health with Kati Morton||13/06/2014||“Without struggle, there is no progress”- Think back to last summer and think about where you were a year ago and see how much progress we have made. Reflect to see how hard we have worked|
|What do I do if my parents think I’m more recovered than I am? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||12/06/2014||“When I is replaced by We, Illness becomes Wellness” – We are creating a community, when we work on things we can turn illness into wellness. Share how you are sharing wellness and spreading the word. Let the community know how you are sharing wellness.|
|I feel like I have made up all of my problems!?! Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||11/06/2014||“If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it” – This is powerful because we can’t change alot of things, we can’t change anything but ourselves. The mind is so powerful, work on yourself, work on how you think about things. Start thinking about what you daily feel frustrated about that you can’t actually be changed. Just be aware so that we can start working on changing it.|
|How do I WANT to get better?!?! Tumblr Tuesday! #KatiFAQ||10/06/2014||“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” -Vincent Van Gogh – Its kinda like that voice that is driven by the disorder but we do it anyways. I wan’t you to do something this week that you have been telling yourself NO for a long time that you actually want to do, something that you would really enjoy. I encourage you this week to do it and let us know how it goes so we can feed of this encouragement and successes.|
|How do I balance exercise and my ED recovery? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||06/06/2014||When you were born you were crying and everyone around you was smiling. Live your life so that when you die, you’re the one smiling and everyone around you is crying. ” This speaks to the importance of relationships and engaging with othres. Relationships can feed our souls and make us feel better when we feel down. Spend some time to work on our relationships making sure we are being healthy and interacting with others because their is nothing like a hug from a frined or rekindling lost relationships.|
|Why do I want to watch triggering stuff all the time? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||05/06/2014||Am I Wrong by Nico and Vinz – Great lyrics… “that’s just how I feel” Let’s try to get back in touch with how we actually feel.. and embrace it!! xox- The lyrics can do all a little good for us to the song. We each hve the chance to make a change and do more then we thought, its so motivating. Its powerful for us to que into how we feel (“I am pissed off” “I’m sad” ect). Today journal about what you feel, what emotions you have (excited, enraged, pissed off) what is it that I feel? It is okay to own it, the better we are at expressing them and identifying them the better we are able to cope and deal.|
|Is it better to be obese or anorexic? Website/YouTube Wednesday!! #KatiFAQ||04/06/2014||“Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage means we face our fears. We are able to say ‘ I have fallen but I will get up'” – Maya Angelou. Take some time to think about the things you are afraid of and things you have done that you were affraid of. Reflect on these things and see how far you have come. Pat yourself on the back for all the pushing through you have done.|
|How to deal with Isolation – mental Health Help with Kati Morton||03/06/2014||Set small acheviable goals, when you check a box you feel good to carry on.|
|Can I have PTSD without having PTSD?? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||30/05/2014||Change the “what if”statements into “why nots”. Don’t ask why you can do something, ask why not. Why can’t you do X, challenge yourself. Try 2 sitautions you have been putting off and journal about why you want to go and maybe you go. Share it.|
|What happens when you call the suicide hotline?!? Website/YouTube Wednesday #KatiFAQ||28/05/2014||Music therapy? What does that mean to you? Have you tried it before? I love music as thereapy, it can be really healing and theraputic. You can encorporate it into your life depending on your mood. There is so many types (yogay, dance, rap, mellow). Share some new songs you like and what mood they go with to see different ways music can help you out. Try and match the music to your mood you have or are trying to acheive.|
|UCSB Shooting Elliot Rodger & Asperger’s #katiFAQ||28/05/2014||“Saddness and pain are temporary like everything in life but if you hold on long enough something will replace it. Happiness. Life can be shitty sometimes but if we push through and keep fighting we can overcome and acheive happyness. Keep fighting.|
|Is anger a normal emotion?? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||23/05/2014||“It’s a terrible thing, I think, I life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” –Hugh Laurie – Steping forward and doing something you are scared to do because thats when great things happen. We will never feel ready when making changes and doing things that are hard. So what are you waiting for? Take some time to think about what you have been putting off and don’t feel ready/ able to do. Think about how now is as good of a time as ever and start making some plans.|
|What will happen if I go to the ER for SH cuts?!? Twitter Thursday #KatiFAQ||22/05/2014||If you could do one thing in your life knowing that you wouldn’t fail what would it be? Lets think about that. Whats stoping you now. Take some time to think about what you have been wanting to do and take some action, put some steps in place.|
|How do people become gay?!? #KatiFAQ Website/YouTube Wednesday||21/05/2014||“Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.” Think today to think about what things you are afraid of and what can we do to act anyways because we are stronger then we could ever imagine.|
|Can I recover without doing any work?? Tumblr Tuesday #KatiFAQ||20/05/2014||“Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.” Often we think about the past, we keep thinking about it and it keeps getting worse. We sometimes need to think in the present. What are you doing today to create that positive future that you want. What is that one thing you want? (ex. eating that meal you have beeing struggling with, putting down that one SH tool, going for a walk, hanging out with a friend, reaching out ect.)|
|Lying about ED, Rejection, & Self-Harm #katiFAQ Twitter Thursday||15/05/2014||“Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Sometimes heading in a new direction can be scary until you realize you’re headed toward a new and exciting destination.” -Susan Gale Where did you think you would be and where you are now and think of two positives about this. Life is unpredictable and that is what makes it fun.|
|Are my problems big enough to get help? Website/YouTube Wednesday #KatiFAQ||14/05/2014||What qualities of you value most in friends? How do we find these people and put them into our lives and take out the toxic people.|
|My parents want to check my body for cuts?!? Help! Mental Health Help with Kati Morton||13/05/2014||“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” What are 10 things that make you you?? Make these nothing to do with any of your disorders and make you love about yourself. Help change up the negative voices.|
|My friend touches me… #katiFAQ Facebook Friday!||09/05/2014||Make Your Own Coping Bank
We take the money we earn and put it in the bank for when we need it. We take the monetary gifts we get from others and sock it away in our piggy banks or bank accounts for a rainy day or for times of need.
A Coping Bank is the same — we take what we learn about coping alternatives and put them away, in the backs of our minds, for when we needs them. But during recovery that can be difficult, and during times of crisis it’s often hard to think of what we should do. Make your own Coping Bank and you can go and make a withdrawal when you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, confused (etc.) and in need of healthy ways to handle it.
|Can I be overweight & be anorexic?!? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||08/05/2014||Change the story you tell yourself!! Notice the story you tell yourself and change the negatives to positives one by one and repeat the story to yourself with the positive highlights.|
|How do I help my sister?!? She’s relapsing into her ED again! Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||07/05/2014||“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh – Often people feel frustereated, you don’t know what to do, things in the past haven’t worked. Many times we have to go out and make the changes. Go out and figure out what you can do to change your mood (ex. hang out with friends, watch a movie ect). Record and share what you did.|
|Giving back feels great!||03/04/2014||Give back- I often feel as good helping others as those receiving the support. Example contact local food banks.|
|How Do I Tell My Parents About My Struggles?? Q&A #KatiFAQ||25/02/2014||Quotes or positive things in a jar and you can pull them out when you are having a bad day (ex. on popsickle sticks or peices of paper in a jar).
“The past is just a story we tell ourselves.” Every hurtful think that someone says to us, every bad thing that ever happened to us — it’s all just a story that we are repeating about ourselves, to ourselves as if it’s fact. But it’s just this thing that happened, and it doesn’t have to be who we are. – This is true, how many times to we keep retelling stories of the past that were bad and hurtful. Challenge yourself by saying how thats in the past and not who I am today.
|Why is EDNOS the most deadly eating disorder? #KatiFAQ – Mental Health w Kati Morton||31/01/2014||Thought this would be a good journal topic / challenge.
Reality TV has become a longer running trend than many experts predicted. Who would think that people would rather become so immersed in the drama of other people, when they have their own lives to lead? It’s a sad fact that we have, as a society, become so preoccupied with sensationalism and the dirty laundry of other people that we have stopped really living our own lives. While social media may have a lot to do with it, it is also a personal choice. Try to avoid the excitement or sadness or gossip that is so easy to become entwined in, and start pursuing something you’ve been thinking about that will be more personally rewarding.- So What if you cut back on your social media/ reality TV by maybe 30 minutes and think about what things are important to you that you want to make the time for. What have you been putting of that you can do in those 30min- 1 hour that you will now have the time for.
|Does my therapist get angry when I’m not getting better? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||24/01/2014||“Speak up, be heard, if you don’t say a word, everything will stay the same.” Speak up reach out, share these videos, we are breaking through the stigma people don’t want to talk about. The more we talk out the less the issues hang over our head. The more we speak up the more things will change. Be heard and get help.|
|My mom had an eating disorder! Could that contribute to my ED? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||23/01/2014||Making a positive thoughts loom!! Take popsickle sticks and make the sides, take 6-8 strings and noght them so its tight , take colourful strips of paper and write positive thoughts (ex. healthy mind healthy body, i can do this, each day i get stronger, process not profection) and weive them into the loom. Take pictures and share on instagram or twitter|
|Is It Normal To Binge Eat During My Eating Disorder Recovery?? Tumblr Tuesday! #KatiFAQ||22/01/2014||From Bones: “Sometimes we just have to dance to the music we were given.. and you may end up dancing slower that you thought.” Nothing ever turns out exactly how it was planned, sometimes we want things to happen in a certain way at a certain speed but sometimes it dosn’t work this way. Be patient and take time.|
|Is It Normal To Feel Worse When I Start Recovery?!? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||17/01/2014||for the “journal topic” I had an idea! I’m in government this semester and we’re learning about what the government has to secure for us which are: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! Okay… My government teacher told us for our homework this weekend when have to do something that helps us to pursue our happiness! I literally got teary eyed because sometime it’s hard to just do something for yourself!! What can we do to impove our happyiness, what is something you can do that is so indulgent. Take a day and do something that is just for you that will improve your happiness.|
|Can masturbation be a form of Self-Harm? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||15/01/2014||“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying “I will try again tomorrow.”” _Mary Anne Radmacher – Its a process not profection, days can be shitty, some days are great and somedays courage is getting up and trying again.|
|Can you study/ become a Therapist if you have Mental Health issues? Tumblr Tuesday #KatiFAQ||14/01/2014||How can we give back to those around us? I find that I get just as much (if not more) out of doing things for others. Have you done anything like this lately??
Take some time to pay it forward and be kind. What can you do this week to give back. Journal about what you got out of it/ back. Sign up for something that we can do for others and notice how you feel afterwards.
|Have Clients Given You Their Self-Harm Supplies Before?!? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||10/01/2014||Take time for yourself this weekend to take time away, don’t be serouse go out of your comfort zone, do something fun, get out and have a good time.|
|My boyfriend was unfaithful! What do I do? Website/YouTube Wednesday!! #KatiFAQ||08/01/2014||“food is not your friend and it’s not your enemy. It’s just fuel. Remember that!” Think about it, write it down. How have you fueld yourself today and how can you do more of it?|
|When are my Problems Bad Enough to see a Therapist? Tumblr Tuesday! #KatiFAQ||07/01/2014||Challenging perfectionism and the need to be perfect. Write a journal topic of your choice (your day, your goal, your dreams, your recovery). Allow yourself to make mistakes… A LOT of them! Make spelling mistakes. Cross things out. Write sloppy. How haven’t you been perfect? Check-in with yourself after you finish and notice how you feel! What happened?|
|Is Skin Picking The Same As Trichotillomania?!? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||02/01/2014||A lot of us are ashamed of scars physical/ emotional what would it be like if we looked at scars as a good thing? What is the story behind the scare? Where were you? What were you going through and where are you now? What have you overcome? How did you work through it?|
|What do I define as Casual Sex & is it bad for us?!? Website/YouTube Wednesday #KatiFAQ||01/01/2014||Prompt- I am the one who…. What are you? What do you do for work/ school? What do you do for fun? Are you the funny one, the late one, the reliable one? Who are you?|
|Holiday Travel Mayhem! But I’m Back!!||31/12/2013||How can I work to focus on the silver lining in a bad situation? Is there anything I can do or I may be able to do differently? What have I learned from this bad experience?|
|I Can’t Let Myself Cry? Is This Normal? Facebook Friday!! #KatiFAQ||20/12/2013||Do you put as much energy to your relationship with yourself as you do with your relationships? Sometimes we have to be reminded!! We spend so much time for others, have you been kind to yourself? Have you told yourself you love you? Have you relaxed? Build your relationship with yourself. The relationship with yourself is the most important one. We are amazing just as we are.|
|When Is The Self-Harm Workbook Coming Out?!? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||19/12/2013||What if we gave ourselves our own holiday?? What would that look like?? Who would you be with? What would you eat? Wear? Do? Dream about it, journal it, draw a picture|
|How Can I Get Out Of The Binge Cycle?? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||18/12/2013||“My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress.” –Mahogany SilverRain – Take some time to think of the last time you have trully laughed. Whe was the last time you had a really good cry? Write about these, are you giving yourself enough time for both.What can you do to turn things around to balance the two? Maybe create some alone time or more time to be around others.|
|Are You Sure I Have An Eating Disorder?? Facebook Friday!! #KatiFAQ||13/12/2013||What’s something you can own up to? What’s something that you don’t own that you have been telling yourself you do?? Ex. that you are straightforward/ direct or that others try and tell you that your are something like mean. What are you responsible for? What has been put onto you that has been incorrect?|
|What Triggers Repressed Memories? Why Do They Come Flooding Back?? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||12/12/2013||Prompt- Sunshine makes me feel…. ex. cozy, lazy, thirsty- you can draw, write, dream and share!|
|I Feel Sympathy For My Abuser!?! Is That Normal?? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||11/12/2013||A mandala is traditionally something that was used in Buddhism and Hinduism as a way to express the Universe.. but we use them more commonly now as a way to express what is going on with us and in our world now. She did one about “what happiness would look like to me” and I think it can help all of us to do that!! You can fill it with anything, draw pictures in the middle of the circle. Please share your creations!!|
|How Long Do I Wait To Have Sex With My Boyfriend?!? Tumblr Tuesday!! #KatiFAQ||10/12/2013||What’s the last thing you did that you were proud of?? It can be big or small?? Have you thanked yourself for it? Been nice to yourself? Something my yoga teacher said really resonated with me.. would you talk to someone else the way you talk to yourself??|
|Can I Recover Without Seeing A Therapist? Facebook Friday!! #KatiFAQ||06/12/2013||What is something about yourself that you are proud of??? Not related to your disorder. Ex. I am proud that I am self safishent, that I can support myself and pay for everything I need. What are you proud of?|
|How Do I Deal With Holiday Events That Revolve around Food?!? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||06/12/2013||“If you want to change another person, first change your own heart. When you change, others around you will change.” This is so true, people are always around you and others can affect your mood. You can’t change them so be friendly to others and hopefully brighten your day.|
|Alcoholism & Eating Disorders? Website/YouTube Wednesday #KatiFAQ||04/12/2013||If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb- Some times life sucks and isn’t taking us in the right directions. Write two things that you are doing to take you in the right direction and share. Are you drawing, reaching out, making youtube videos, are you doing an art project, journalling ect?|
|How Do I Lose Weight If I Am Recovered From an ED?!? Tumblr Tuesday #KatiFAQ||03/12/2013||What are you thankful for? Could be big things, like people in your life or things that have worked out or happened to you. Or it could be simple things, like a roof over your head, clothes on your back etc.|
|What Age Should We Teach Kids About Self-Harm? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||22/11/2013||“Never base your happiness on anything you can lose” Think about what truly makes you happy. There are things we don’t have control over and could potentially lose as we don’t have contorl over the end product. But we do have control over our own thoughts. Make a list of happy thoughts today and things you are thankful for. Share them!|
|Is It Possible To Relapse With Depression?? Twitter Thursday!! #KatiFAQ||21/11/2013||“I am not afraid of storms, for I am leaning to sail my ship.” –Louisa May Alcott – Life is stormy, nothing goes the certain way we plan it. What storms are you working through right now? What have we learned? Write about what you are learning now based on the storm you are in? What storms have you over come? What did you do?|
|I Feel So Guilty All The Time! How Do I Overcome It? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||20/11/2013||Courtney Kaylor “do something today that your future self will thank you for.” Maybe even write a letter to your future self. Do just one thing today that your future self will thank you for.|
|What If I Believe The Negative Voices More Than The Positive Ones?!? Tumblr Tuesday! #KatiFAQ||19/11/2013||Let’s think of one thing that is not serving us now, and work to let it go. Spend today to think of one day that isn’t serving you now ex. a friend, somewhere you have been going ect that isn’t quite working out and is tripping you up. What can you do today to work to stop doing this or get rid of it.|
|How Do I Stop PTSD Nightmares?? Facebook Friday!! #KatiFAQ||15/11/2013||Take some pictures this weekend and then journal about why you took them and what you were thinking about when you took them and if that differs from what you think looking at it now. Then write about what you were thining while you took them and how they differ from when you are looking at them now. Helps you get out of those ruminating thoughts.|
|I’m Attached To My Therapist!! Help! Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||14/11/2013||“Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” –Charles R. Swindoll – When something happens to you and you have an immediate response, think about it and how you could react in a healtheir way for you in the end. Ex. if someone cuts you off while driving and upset you, think about a healthy way to responed|
|What’s The Difference Between An Eating Disorder And Disordered Eating? Tumblr Tuesday! #KatiFAQ||12/11/2013||Fat is not a feeling. What are you feeling today?? Try and see if you can come up with 3 feelings!|
|Is It Normal to feel Like I’m not good enough to have an ED? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||08/11/2013||When is a time when you felt really good about yourself?? It could be because of something you have done or where you were or whom you were with. Why do you think you felt good about yourself?? Is there something we can do this week to make sure this happens again?|
|Is It Okay To Work Out When You’re Losing Weight? Twitter Thursday!! #KatiFAQ||07/11/2013||“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” -Kahlil Gibran – Give thanks for what you have learnt from your bad expereinces, how you have changed and what you are thankful for in the process.|
|Is Bullying Considered Traumatic?!? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||06/11/2013||“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” — Les Brown – Sometimes its good to think about what things are your responsibility, but what are you not responsibile for. May a list of things that you had contorl over vs. did have control over.|
|Why Stop Self-Harming If It Helps?? #KatiFAQ Tumblr Tuesday!||05/11/2013||Yoga and that being open in some ways can be easier in certain positions. We can apply this to life. Being in therapy can help us be more open about some things, and being in group, being with friends, even being in our happy place (ie. Ocean, park, snuggled up at home, with animals etc)|
|Why Does Cutting In Certain Spots Give Me More Of A Release?? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||01/11/2013||Things I love.. make sure these are free things as well as the nice things you like to do. What is it that makes you happy, what do you love? Keep adding to this list and make sure you are doing one of these things each week! xox|
|Can I Recover From Self Injury If I Don’t Talk About My Abuse Past? Twitter Thursday!! #KatiFAQ||31/10/2013||I don’t want to write about….|
|What Do I Do To Stop Self-Harming?!? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||30/10/2013||“A happy life isn’t built upon the goal of perfection but balance” This is though with the black in white thinking, but its about balance. Share one thing that you are going to do that instead of doing it perfectly you do it in balance.|
|Can I Move Past My Sexual Abuse To Have A Healthy Sexual Relationship? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||24/10/2013||In yoga today my teacher said something that stuck with me and I wanted to share. She said that we always want to make changes in a very drastic way, and do a 180 in life. But that is really hard and jarring.. we should think of ourselves like ships on the sea and even if we veer off of our planned route by a degree or two we will end up in a completely different place. So let’s focus on the small changes and know that they can make the biggest difference.|
|How Do I Deal With Stress And Anxiety Around Exams?!? Website/YouTube Wednesday!! #KatiFAQ||23/10/2013||Life is a balance of holding on and letting go. –Rumi
What is one thing you can let go of today? What’s one thing you want to make sure to hold on to?
|Are Tattoos Considered Self-Harm?? Tumblr Tuesday!! #KatiFAQ||22/10/2013||What is one thing that helps you feel centered or grounded and content??|
|What Do I Do If I am Replacing My ED with my SH?! Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||18/10/2013||Go out and do one thing for yourself (no one else) this weekend.|
|How Do I Distract From My Urges To SH And Use My ED?!? Twitter Thursday #KatiFAQ||17/10/2013||If you change the “I” for a “we” you turn illness into wellness|
|Are There Certain Traits That Make Me Have An ED or SH?? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||16/10/2013||“Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.” What’s one way you can challenge your strength today? Is it distracting for that one minute longer? Is it speaking up for yourself when someone is rude or puts your down? Or is it helping someone else?|
|How Long Do I Have To Be Behavior Free To Be Recovering? Tumblr Tuesday! #KatiFAQ||15/10/2013||We always make wishes for our birthdays and I feel sort of silly even doing them.. but I always do. Think of a wish that you would make now.. and what can you do to start making that wish or goal come true.|
|Is It Normal To Be Scared To Recover?? I Am! Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||11/10/2013||If it doesn’t challenge you it won’t change you.|
|When It Comes To Trauma, How Do I Know What I Need To Talk About?? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||10/10/2013||“This is your life! This isn’t the dress rehearsal. Don’t wait to start your life”|
|Should I Reach Out For Help? I Don’t Think I’m Sick Enough. Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||09/10/2013||The idea is to create a personal symbol. Basically it should represent you – what matters to you, who you are, what you like, where you’re aiming in life, etc. It can be as simple and abstract or as complex and arty as you like, and you can use shapes, symbol(s), colour, etc to represent things. The idea is that when you look at or recall it, it’s a very powerful way to immediately re-focus you on who you are and what matters to you and what you are aiming for. I thought it was a good idea for a journal exercise, especially when you don’t feel like writing something. And it’s good for people who are very visual learners or arty or whatever.|
|Is It Normal For My Mood To Be Up And Down?!? Tumblr Tuesday! #KatiFAQ||08/10/2013||Futureme.org (deliver a letter to your future self)”Don’t worry your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?”|
|My Mom Is Emotionally Abusive. How Can I Cope?!? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||03/10/2013||Make a list of the qualities that you value about yourself and others
Make a list of the qualities that you have
Make a list of the qualities that people you admire have
How may those things influenced your self-esteem
|Are Therapists Always Objective?? Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||02/10/2013||Things that can help!
Song “recover” by Natasha Bedingfield (thanks dreamygymnast5)
App called Recovery Record Eating Disorder Management (thanks smile)
|Can I Have A Panic Attack While On An Anti-Depressant?? Tumblr Tuesday! #KatiFAQ||01/10/2013||Even on the worst days there’s the possibility of joy.|
|How Can I Get Over Feeling Ugly Because of My Scars?? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||27/09/2013||We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale|
|Is Alcohol An Anti-Depressant? How Can It Be Bad For Me?? Twitter Thursday #KatiFAQ||26/09/2013||Paper Chain Project in my Twitter feed today 🙂|
|Is It Common To Have Thoughts of Suicide Everyday?!? Website/YouTube Wednesday #KatiFAQ||25/09/2013||Often times we get so caught up in our own life that we forget what we do can actually affect those around us. What is something you can do to help brighten someone else’s day? Maybe that is as simple as letting someone go in front of you at the grocery store, or on the road. Maybe it’s making a pot of coffee for your work when you get in first. Whatever it is, let’s try and do one thing today or tomorrow that can brighten someone else’s day.. cause my guess is that it will brighten ours as well ☺|
|Let Go Of Your Stress!! Tumblr Tuesday! #KatiFAQ||24/09/2013||Let go of your stresses!|
|What Would You Do If Your Client Had Fresh Cuts?!? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||20/09/2013||Who are the people in your life that support you and help you grow?? Are we helping grow these relationships?|
|Can You Over Think Yourself Into An ED?!? Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||19/09/2013||What are some things that you have learned? Or are learning? Was it hard to learn these lessons? Why?|
|My Therapist Asked To Read My Suicide Note?!? Website/YouTube Wednesday!! #KatiFAQ||18/09/2013||How can we be gentle to ourselves today?|
|Can I Be Diagnosed Without Seeing A Professional?!? Facebook Friday!! #KatiFAQ||13/09/2013||What are ten things that you would like to tell your future self now?|
|What Are Mixed Episodes?! Website/YouTube Wednesday! #KatiFAQ||11/09/2013||We all have goals in our life.. and if you are watching my video you may have a goal of recovery, or remission. But we all know that it is a process NOT perfection. So where do we start?? Set small achievable goals, chart your progress and hold yourself back..|
|Thoughts Of Suicide? How serious do my thoughts have to be?? Tumblr Tuesday! #KatiFAQ||10/09/2013||Each day this week lets write down 3 things that we are grateful for. These can be small things or big things. It could be a word, a sentence or a phrase..and on Sunday please do something artistic with that list and post it somewhere you will see it every day!|
|How Do You Make An Appointment With Me?!? Facebook Friday! #KatiFAQ||06/09/2013||“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” –Jim Rohn
We are all on our own path to recovery and it is our own process. What can we do today to help ourselves better accept that? Is it positive self-talk? Is it standing up for ourself? Is it reaching out for help, even if someone has told us that we don’t need it? What is it? And can we do it?? I think we can!
|Why Are My Cuts Never Enough?!? Twitter Thursday!! #KatiFAQ||05/09/2013||Life is Change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. What is something that is changing in our lives right now? What can we do ourselves to help us grow through it?|
|When is It Self-Harm? Tumblr Tuesday! #KatiFAQ||03/09/2013||There is a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that states “You must do the things you think you cannot do.” What’s something you think you cannot do? What can we do to start changing that thought?|
|BPD? I Don’t Trust Anyone! Twitter Thursday! #KatiFAQ||29/08/2013||What’s something we are trying to do (ie. Recover, get help, etc)|
|I Don’t Know What To Do With My Life?!? Help! YouTube Q&A with Kati Morton||28/08/2013||Describe a time when you were brave.|
|I’m At A Healthy Weight, Can I Still Have An Eating Disorder? Facebook Friday! #katifaq||23/08/2013||What is one thing that you have always wanted to do, but haven’t. What has prevented you from doing it?|
|BMI? Body Mass Index and Kati Morton! Q&A Twitter Thursday:)||15/08/2013||Why do we hold onto things for so long? Even if they aren’t serving us? Is it because we forgot about it, or are avoiding dealing with it? And what does it mean to let it go?|
|Can I Over Think Myself Into an ED? Tumblr Tuesday! Q&A!||25/06/2013||My epiphany: how to cope when too much is happening and everything is overwhelming and I just want to escape by using an unhealthy method?|