I was just privy to a friends therapy conversation and at the end of it, he turned to me and asked, "so what did you think?" I said, "all I heard was one theme and you never got to the heart of that in your conversation. You talked about the same thing in a different … Continue reading OCD Style Therapy for All!
The other day I had the pleasure of helping someone I didn't know with their OCD. Did I know what I said would help? Nope, but I said what I thought might help anyways and left it up to the universe to see if it resonated at all.Today, I got the message from him that … Continue reading The Untold Secret
Talk about your struggles. Talk about your fears. Talk about your hang ups. Talk about your anxieties. Talk about your emotions. Talk. Why would you stay silent? Shame? Fear? Guilt? There's only one thing that happens when we stay silent...we hurt more. We struggle internally. We fight ourselves, and others. Nothing feels right. Whether your … Continue reading Speak Up
"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
How weird is it to say you feared feeling good? When you are stuck in the darkness it is so hard to see the light. I remember that I had gotten so deep into depression, OCD, and emotional pain that I had trouble thinking things would get better. There were slivers of light that brought … Continue reading Fear of Better
Therapy for me was, and is, dare I say fun..wait what? Yes, I actually loved it. I mean, I loved the journey of it. Ok, let’s be honest, obviously it sucked... a lot. I cried for the entire session a majority of the first year I was there. I was extremely upset, heartbroken, and in … Continue reading Excerpt about Therapy
How do you face talking about something you dont want to talk about? How do you face the truths that have been delayed, tucked away, and avoided for so long? Why would you do it? Then I ask, "Why wouldn't you? What is the worst that can happen? What if it changes your life in the … Continue reading Face It
Silence screams. Painful. Cliffhangers. Going Rogue. Wait, come back. "But I can't say anything, I shouldn't. It's risky. I don't know what will happen." Who is speaking? Fear. Life. My brain. Ah, but what does your heart say? "Try. Risk. Have faith, Believe. Go for it." Then what are you waiting for?
One thing I fear the most is what others think about me. Am I smart enough? Pretty enough? Skinny enough? Do I fit in? Are people talking about me? My head is on a constant swivel and the social anxiety gets the best of me at times. Who is talking? What are they saying? … Continue reading Driver
Commitment. The word that I can't dissect very well. Is it fear? Is it not for me? Is it timing? I feel a somewhat loss of independence. I struggled to be me and to be me with someone else. Couldn't find the balance. Couldn't settle. I am so used to being alone, depending on myself to … Continue reading Commitment