overcoming challenges

Depression: Signs and Symptoms

by Neseret on January 19, 2012

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know that just to be alive is a grand thing. ~ Agatha Christie ~ I was walking slowly along a narrow bridge holding hands with my little girl. There were many people walking infront of us […]


The Test of Your Commitment

by Neseret on July 15, 2011

So you’ve decided to give up an old habit after so many years. It maybe you decided to quit smoking, eating junk food, drinking, playing video games or whatever else your vice happens to be. We all have a vice. We all have destructive habits we’d be better off without. What is your vice? It […]


Overcoming The Emotional Part Of Challenges

by Neseret on July 9, 2011

I recently did an exercise in my coaching class that made a huge difference in helping me feel better about a challenge I was facing. The exercise is to think of a challenge you’re facing currently in your life. The challenge can be in any aspect of your life. Now start thinking about this challenge […]


Personal Development and Empowerment

by Neseret on July 1, 2011

“Empowerment: having some autonomy of action, having the courage to act, and taking responsibility for one’s action.” ~ Austin, W., & Boyd M.A. (2008). Psychiatric Nursing for Canadian practice. What is empowerment? What does it mean to be empowered? What does the process of personal empowerment involve? Personally what does empowerment mean to you? There […]