Don't Know Who You Are? These Games Can Help.

Learning Yourself Through Play.

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Don't Know Who You Are? These Games Can Help.

Today, I’m spotlighting 3 unique offerings from the world of psychology, mental health and Behavioral Science.

Be Brave Press, created by self-described “Worrier,” Ellie Campbell, is dedicated to creating books and products that can help kids who struggle with worries of all kinds feel seen and understood, to give them fun, engaging tools to help strengthen their brains… and feel even just a little better.

THE ANXIETY TOOLKIT

This Anxiety Toolkit is designed to help kids and teens—as well as adults and caregivers!—understand and manage everyday anxiety.

Ellie sent me fun stickers!

We can learn to accept and even welcome anxiety by being brave and knowledgeable. These cards are intended to help prepare you to feel confident that you can handle—and even ease—your anxiety.

The cards are color-coded by theme

Everyone has anxiety.

Really, everyone.

Some of us experience it often and find that it affects our lives more than it should. We know that anxiety will show up, whether we want it to or not. So what would happen if instead of dreading and trying constantly to avoid it, we began to expect and be ready for it?

The box itself offers the ultimate boost.

Use the code "anxious" for 10% off and automatic entrance into a raffle for a one-on-one coaching session with founder of Be Brave Press, Ellie Campbell!

WHO ARE YOU?

Based in the fascinating science of personality, these 100 multiple-choice cards provide playful insights into how (and why) our day-to-day decisions define who we are. Play alone or with your partner, friends or colleagues to discover the unique make-up of your personality and how it can help you thrive.

Play alone or with friends as you get to know yourself and others in a whole new light.

Written by expert in behavioral science, Dr Sanna Balsari-Palsule PhD.

FRIENDSHIP CHALLENGE

Sign up for this challenge at the New York Times, and starting June 10, they’ll send you one evidence-based strategy a day to help you strengthen your friendships — all of which are quick and simple (because they know how busy you are).

And if you do it, please let me know how it went!

Are there any games you’ve played in the past, or that you play now, that have offered insight into who you are? If so, let me know in the comments!

Until next week I will remain…

Amanda

VITAL INFO:

Nope, I am not a licensed therapist or medical professional. I am simply a person who struggled with undiagnosed mental health issues for over two decades and spent 23 years in therapy learning how to live. Now, I'm sharing the greatest hits of what I learned to spare others from needless suffering.

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