I waited. I waited patiently. I waited for the picturesque life I had concocted in my head. The great life after depression. Yeah, that one. I set myself up for failure though, which I'm sure is no big surprise. I made it a habit to just wait and hope for the best, but what I … Continue reading Feeling Out Of Control
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?
Today, I was reviewing the 5 love languages with my therapy group that I lead and it helped me reflect on my own love language, as well as that of my loved ones. I'd like to share in this blog post what I did with my therapy group today and ask that you give it … Continue reading 5 Love Languages: How Well Do You Know Yourself?
I'll be the first to admit that I'm a bit pessimistic when it comes to my life. I often tell people that I'm neither happy or unhappy, but simply content. Right down the middle. Life is alright. I was having a family therapy session with a client of mine and her father, discussing the struggle … Continue reading Perspective: The Meaning Behind The Healthy Mindset Project
You know the standard January 1 question: "What's your New Year's resolution?" I've always found resolutions to feel forced, cheesy, and odd. I can't recall the last time I even had a New Year's resolution because of this mentality, but I've been thinking about it lately... they are the hope for something new, something different, … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: Healthy or Hurtful?
I feel lost. I've been trying to find myself for the past couple months and haven't really had much success. I've been feeling very separate from my life, as if I'm not really in control of it. I'm hoping that writing down how I'm feeling will help light a pathway... I used to fantasize about … Continue reading The Power Of One Day For Mental Health
I finally left. I left a toxic work environment that had felt quite suffocating for over seven years. I had always talked about leaving, but never felt like it was the "right time." I don't know what made it finally feel "right", but I did it. I feel like I am starting over. My final … Continue reading Starting Over
You know those moments you think about as a kid and wonder what they'll be like? First kiss. First love. Engagement. I was one of those kids that dreamt up the grand plan of how I wanted to be proposed to. I wanted it to be in a public setting. I wanted it to be … Continue reading Anxiety Took Over One of The Happiest Days of My Life
I've realized that searching for a therapist can seem like an overwhelming task, so I wanted to make a quick post about ways to find therapists near you. 🙂 The best way (in my opinion) is by searching for therapists on Psychologytoday.com. Psychology Today is a website that most mental health professionals have accounts for, … Continue reading How To Find A Therapist In Your Area
I feel I've been noticeably absent in many parts of my life recently. Half the time, I'm going through the motions and not feeling whole. Whenever my stress level increases or my schedule simply gets busier, that sense of dissociation tends to happen for me. But something has been different: I am crying at some … Continue reading Mental Illness Has Been Winning