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There are many ways to find relief from depression. There are creative ways to cope with anxiety. As humans there is not a “one size fits all” approach to anything and especially in our mental wellness. This week we are talking all things mental health, creativity, and the power of surrender.

In this conversation, I connected with the INCREDIBLE Xandra Robinson-Burns who is an Essayist, Founder of Heroine Training™️ and the creator of Everyday Wonderland™️.  She shares with us about her journey as a young girl discovering the world of fiction and how she used it in later years to cope with her depression.

Xandra has a powerful story about how as a young child she was a “deep thinker” and “always aware” of her experience. She started experiencing signs of depression as a young woman and had a painful experience of being dismissed by a counselor that she confided in. She now uses her experience to help others break free from shame and learn their own creative ways of dealing with mental illness.

In today’s episode, we talk about the power of stillness, why we should not suppress out dreams, and how it is OKAY to feel whatever it is that you are feeling. Xandra encourages us to sit with our depression and to not feel guilt around what we are feeling. She also shares the importance of celebrating small wins and finding the “magic” for where you already are.

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Resources mentioned: 

EP 7- A Neuroscientist’s Personal Mental Health Journey with Dr. Selena Bartlett:

Topics Discussed:

  • Why we should “practice dreaming”
  • How to make everyday life and activities mini adventures
  • How to enjoy our experiences and not feel guilt in pleasure

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