When was the last time you did something that you felt truly passionate about? I asked my therapy clients this question last week and most answers I got were along the lines of, “Before I was depressed.” When struggling with depression, a very common side effect (and symptom of depression) is lack of interest in … Continue reading Finding Your Passions Through Your Depression
Have you ever heard that saying, “You become who you surround yourself with?” To some extent, I agree, but I’d like to preface that with the idea that we become who we surround ourselves with if we have poorly established boundaries with them. Having unhealthy boundaries with someone may look like... • Taking on their … Continue reading Unhealthy Boundaries: Pouring From An Empty Cup?
I am 28 years old. Sometimes I feel 21, other times 35. But rarely do I feel 28. What is 28 supposed to feel like? To me, it's supposed to feel like I have my shit together... which, arguably, I do. I spent 8 years in college altogether to get to where I'm at professionally, … Continue reading Why Am I Terrified Of My 30s?
I've always considered myself to be an emotional person. I feel everything very intensely, sometimes too much so. I can become so connected, so attached to something and find such meaning in it. For me, that has been (unhealthy) relationships, (unhealthy) friendships, and (unhealthy) jobs. I'd find myself feeling stuck in situations due to my … Continue reading How Music Saved My Life
When anxiety hits me, everything within me feels affected... Physically, mentally, and emotionally. My muscles in my whole body tense up. My fists are clenched, my legs are stiffened, and my stomach is tightened. My heart begins to beat faster by the second. My lungs struggle to grasp at the air. I start to feel … Continue reading When Anxiety Hits…