I’m Brit. I started this blog in 2018 with the intention of teaching people what it means to flourish. I have made it my purpose to help others live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
I do this by looking at scientific research in psychology and sharing it on the internet.
I personally love the field of positive psychology with topics such as well-being, resilience, flourishing, and flow.
In a nut shell, I learn and teach the knowledge behind happiness and well-being.
As someone who has struggled with anxiety and depression since a young age, I want to be a voice for the millions of people suffering in silence.
I 100% believe in the power of therapy to help treat mental disturbances and highly recommend it for anyone who is struggling.
During this process of healing, I have found that combining therapy with positive psychology is where the magic really happens.
I believe that attending to the part of life beyond treatment, our lives can exponentially change for the better. I want to be a part of a worldwide movement that focuses on success as a measure of personal wellness rather than financial wealth.
I hope after spending time on this site, you are:
- Inspired to pull in more meaning into your life
- Empowered to make a change and work towards personal growth
- Finding tools and tips to help manage your mental health
- Able to find more resiliency through life’s ups and downs
- More educated about how to improve your well-being
Who Is Brit?
Brit is from the Sunny State of Florida, where she lives with her husband and works in the field of education. When she’s not helping her students, she can probably be found watching The Office or West World, at home reading a book, going to a yoga class, or trying a new vegan recipe.
She’s an animal lover, psychology nerd, and stereotypical Libra.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Sparked Your Interest Positive Psychology?
As an undergraduate I took a positive psychology course which challenged me to try activities that have been shown to improve well-being as based on a book called The How Of Happiness. As a master’s student I studied theories that were also based on concepts found in positive psychology.
After I graduated I read The How Of Happiness (again) and Flourish (again) which is written by the father of positive psychology: Martin Seligman. I started to put these activities into my day to day life while also writing about it here! I have since then been doing my own research and reading more about mindfulness, resiliency, neuroscience, meditation, and much more.
As someone who has struggled with anxiety and depression from a young age, I have found that these types of activities and challenges have been very beneficial and I want to share them with everyone!
What Has Helped You The Most With Your Mental Health?
100%, I attribute my progress to therapy. I saw counselors throughout my adolescence, but stopped when life and money were obstacles for seeking help.
(Little did I know that there are free and affordable resources!)
It took me about 7 years to go back to therapy, but now that I have sought help on my own as an adult, I think that it is essential for healing because you don’t have to to solve your issues alone.
I have also found medication to be a tremendous help. I originally started on medication at the age of 13, but went many years without it due to the #stigma and the belief that I could not afford it. Since going back on SSRI’s, I have seen a 180 degree change in my mood, thoughts, and quality of life.
Other things that have helped my mental health include: reading, taking “me” time, journaling, listening to music, and reaching out to other people.
What Did You Earn Your Degree In?
I have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Sociology with a Management Minor.
I also earned a Masters of Education in Higher Education Leadership.
What Is Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type?
I’m an ISFJ.
Introverted / Sensing / Feeling / Judging
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What Are Your VIA Character Strengths?
Love / Fairness / Judgement / Creativity / Perspective
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