"Read stories of people who reversed their anxiety or depression. You'll see, very clearly, that there is a wide variety of pathways to wellness."
You know what's funny? I wrote this article thinking it was really just for healing anxiety and depression. Then, as I was editing, I realized that the tips below would probably help heal almost anything. It seems I write "zoomed-out" enough that my "tips" are more like Directions On The Path.
First, about me: I have suffered from anxiety and depression since I was a child. And over the last 20 years I have tried many things to heal that, read an endless slew of books, went to workshops and seminars and retreats... and eventually, I found some things that helped me. But mostly I also gained a lot of understanding about why anxiety and depression even happens to us, and helping people heal became my passion.
"Prepare for the worst, but expect the best"
I keep getting this hit that carrying a modern medicine bag is a good idea. Maybe I was a medicine man in a previous life...
So I came up with some ideas. Below is some things that healers might carry, as well as anyone who values their ability to maintain a high level of self-care.
Of course it would be best customized to you. This is a bag you might carry on you, or have in your car...