Valiant Living Blog

How Emotional Landscaping Can Help You

Friday, April 30th, 2021

If you could picture your emotion as a landscape, what would you draw? Where would you be? If… Read More


Curating Your Social Media to Promote Mental Health

Saturday, April 10th, 2021

If you are living and breathing in the 21st century, then you’re also probably on social media. Kudos… Read More


What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Trauma underpins most major mental illnesses and substance use disorders. When life deals someone with a challenging card,… Read More


Defining Self-Determination

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

In life, we each get to make decisions for ourselves. That is our right to self-determination. Sometimes when… Read More


Storytelling to Heal from Trauma

Friday, March 12th, 2021

Telling your story can make all the difference. After having experienced trauma, however, it can be difficult to… Read More


Biopsychosocial Understanding of Self

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

The biopsychosocial-spiritual-cultural model helps mental health professionals understand clients as they exist in their environments. So what does… Read More


Remembering Dr. Suess

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than… Read More


Empowerment in Practice

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Empowerment theory encourages groups of people to band together to overcome adversity. There are three tenants of cognitive… Read More


Shame and Guilt in Addiction

Wednesday, February 24th, 2021

Experiencing shame and guilt is a common part of addiction, recovery, and life itself. When you fixate on… Read More


Depression is Not Laziness

Sunday, February 21st, 2021

Depression, being “bummed,” or experiencing the feeling of hopelessness is a normal fluctuation in your mental state. During… Read More