Black Box Warnings
January 15, 2013
Today my yoga blog, The Gentle Way Of Hatha, was added to the blogroll on Black Box Warnings. This is quite an honour and I am eager to share their site with others as well.
In November 2012 I was asked to write a guest-post for Black Box Warnings, in reguards to how yoga helped me face my battle with depression. Writing the post “Yoga Saved Me” was both terrifying and liberating. It took me on a full journey of reflection from the beginning of my life, to now. I had never done that deep level of reflection before and I was horrified when the post was well over 2000 words. Most of my posts are about 250 words! Black Box Warnings published it anyways; and since a whole world of connections has opened up in my blog life, business, and personal life. Sharing my story gave me the opportunity to bring wholeness and acceptance to the life I have lived, and made me feel stronger and lighter for letting it go. I am forever grateful for that.
Black Box Warnings inspired me to bring issues of mental health stigma to my own blog. I am a certified yoga instructor and Child and Youth Worker, so I have a realm of knowledge, experience and opinions to share on the topic of mental health.
The Many Faces Of Depression, Overcoming Mental Health Stigma, I Am A Child And Youth Worker, and Post-Natal Yoga are a few posts that discuss the different types of depression, the way we as a society deal with mental health, medicating children, and postpartum depression.
I encourage you to take a look through Black Box Warnings, and their blogroll where you will find a variety of inspiring stories from a variety of people and useful resources in relation to mental health, wellness, and wholeness.