Root Cause

"Beneath every behavior there is a feeling. And beneath each feeling is a need. And when we meet that need rather than focus on the behavior, we begin to deal with the cause, not the symptom." I read that the other day and it was like "YES!" If you want to understand mental health, mental … Continue reading Root Cause

Self-Awareness

A word that keeps coming up in my life. Not something you can give someone but definitely something everyone needs and everyone can personally build. It pays off to be more self aware and yet it remains so easy to continue to distract, run, and ignore the need. Especially during a time like this, in … Continue reading Self-Awareness

The Power of “Why?”

One thing I recommend to people when they ask me for advice, share their stories, or ask how I overcame certain obstacles, is to ask "why?" Be careful, this is not in the sense of "why me?" cuz I have been there before and that doesn't help at all, but in the form of "why … Continue reading The Power of “Why?”

Be Self-Aware and Ask “Why?”

Sometimes people ask me how I handle my OCD and anxiety so well. My therapist said I was impressive, highly aware, and in tune with myself and my thoughts. Someone asked me if I was a therapist after the OCD support group I go to because "I was aware and had a knack for talking … Continue reading Be Self-Aware and Ask “Why?”