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I recently watched a Ted Talk—"The Secret to Becoming Mentally Strong” by Amy Morin. The many tragedies she has endured brought me to tears many times, but I also came away inspired and determined to make becoming mentally strong a priority. I agreed with everything she said, especially how Facebook, while it can be a great tool for connecting with friends and family, can also be a source of envy, which can lead to depression. The portrayed perfect perfect spouse, perfect children, jobs, vacations, etc. can sometimes make you feel “less than.” Even though logically we know their lives aren’t perfect, we compare and find our lives lacking in some way.

Here are some of the traps she mentioned:

Unhealthy beliefs about ourselves: self-pity – “Why do bad things always happen to me?” “I can never catch a break.”

Unhealthy beliefs about others: we give away our power to others – “I have to work,” or “My neighbor drives me crazy.”

Unhealthy beliefs about the world: we want fairness, even though we’ve probably been told life isn’t fair – “I’ve worked hard, so I deserve that promotion,” or anything that smacks of entitlement.

These small habits can have a huge, negative impact. To become mentally strong, we need to give up these bad habits, not just develop good habits.

What’s one bad habit that you KNOW you need to give up? How do you see your life changing when you succeed?




Scheduled Events
(next 30 days)



 11/21/2018, Wednesday

 Drop-In Wednesdays - 2:00pm

What: Do you have questions about essential oils but have a difficult time making it to a class? This is a great opportunity to just drop in and ask your questions! Awesome coffee house with $1.00 coffee for us seniors--yay! A wonderful menu and the friendliest staff. Can't wait to share a cup and some knowledge about how essential oils can support you toward wellness!

Where:Open Doors Coffeehouse, 101 E 8th Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601, USA

Duration:2:00pm to 4:00pm

 11/28/2018, Wednesday

 Drop-In Wednesdays - 2:00pm

What: Do you have questions about essential oils but have a difficult time making it to a class? This is a great opportunity to just drop in and ask your questions! Awesome coffee house with $1.00 coffee for us seniors--yay! A wonderful menu and the friendliest staff. Can't wait to share a cup and some knowledge about how essential oils can support you toward wellness!

Where:Open Doors Coffeehouse, 101 E 8th Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601, USA

Duration:2:00pm to 4:00pm

 11/30/2018, Friday

 Make & Take Bath Salts - 9:00am

What: *FOR MEMBERS ONLY Make your own custom bath salt for gift-giving or keep for yourself! Lavender for calming, Wild Orange to uplift your mood. You get to choose! $5 to cover cost of supplies. Prepay and RSVP at the senior center.

Where:Jonesborough Senior Center, 307 E Main St, Jonesborough, TN 37659, USA

Duration:9:00am to 10:30am

 12/05/2018, Wednesday

 Drop-In Wednesdays - 2:00pm

What: Do you have questions about essential oils but have a difficult time making it to a class? This is a great opportunity to just drop in and ask your questions! Awesome coffee house with $1.00 coffee for us seniors--yay! A wonderful menu and the friendliest staff. Can't wait to share a cup and some knowledge about how essential oils can support you toward wellness!

Where:Open Doors Coffeehouse, 101 E 8th Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601, USA

Duration:2:00pm to 4:00pm

 12/12/2018, Wednesday

 Drop-In Wednesdays - 2:00pm

What: Do you have questions about essential oils but have a difficult time making it to a class? This is a great opportunity to just drop in and ask your questions! Awesome coffee house with $1.00 coffee for us seniors--yay! A wonderful menu and the friendliest staff. Can't wait to share a cup and some knowledge about how essential oils can support you toward wellness!

Where:Open Doors Coffeehouse, 101 E 8th Ave, Johnson City, TN 37601, USA

Duration:2:00pm to 4:00pm

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