It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay.

Let’s not forget 1 in 4 will experience mental health struggles at one point in their lives.

I post on this day every year with some strategies to improve our mental well-being.

Instead, today I would like to invite you to ask those you love a simple question. I hosted a weekly Clubhouse room every #WellnessWednesday based solely on this one question.

That question is: “How are you REALLY doing?” When you ask someone this question, get ready for a different kind of response.

When someone tells you how they REALLY are doing, you’re not expected to solve their problems. Sometimes someone wants a comforting, non-judgemental ear. A safe space to unload. Sit quietly and listen. Hold their hand. Tell them you’re there for them to HEAR them and that you know it’s hard right now. Don’t interrupt, don’t rescue. Just empathize if you are able. You can provide a safe space for someone.

And if that person happens to be you who isn’t doing so well, help is out there. Your doctor is a wonderful place to start.

Let’s keep the conversation going.

How are you REALLY doing?

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Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.