OCD Style Therapy for All!

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!

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

Fear of Better

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

Excerpt about Therapy

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

Help Someone Help Themselves

A post written a while ago but still depicts my passion today!! A night out with my two best friends for dinner. This is a habitual thing but tonight was a bit different. I had met with a business friend right before seeing my friends, and our talk about his work with people living with … Continue reading Help Someone Help Themselves

Quarantine Nation

Well, what a world we live in right now. Everyone is talking about this and I didn't want to be another person to ramble on about how serious, weird, drastic, scary, and uncertain these times are....but I'm gonna! haha I am not even sure where to start. Maybe with the 60 degree weather turned to … Continue reading Quarantine Nation

What a Question!

The million dollar question! I just couldn't help but smile when I opened my Slack app and saw that typed out. Loaded. The question that has been my opponent for years and that I am just now getting a handle on facing. Fun fact: everyone has to face the unknown. The one constant thing is … Continue reading What a Question!

Face It

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

6pm on a Monday night

A coworker of mine who just returned from a HR conference in Austin, Texas (a place I am dying to go) was sharing the words of wisdom that people like Brene Brown (jealous!) and Simon Sinek shared on stage. From diversity in organizations to recognition and positive feedback, she had notes upon notes recounting ways … Continue reading 6pm on a Monday night

Identify the Speakers

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?