On the other side of mental health

I remember starting therapy over 2 years ago for severe anxiety and depression, but more specifically with a life-altering diagnosis of OCD. As she reviewed the physiology of OCD and the treatment plan with me, I sat there and asked, shocked at the possibility, "So what do I do and what will I think about … Continue reading On the other side of mental health

Gratitude

What are you grateful for? I have many things but there are a few things I always think of: My bed: for a rejuvenating place to rest my body and relax my mind The gym: a daily therapy and clearing of the mind. A way to feel strong, able, and alive! Always my place to … Continue reading Gratitude

What do YOU want?

Stop waiting for what others want for you, what others will think, or disregarding something that your internal dialogue keeps repeating. Who lives your life? YOU. Whose happiness is what matters most? YOURS. Who pays the price when you don't do what you want at the expense of others? YOU. Live for you and only … Continue reading What do YOU want?

Positive Self Talk

Why is it so hard to believe others when they say how wonderful you are and how loving you are and how far you will go in life? Why can we only focus on who doesn't love us or what we are not, or where we fall short, or what's going wrong at that moment? … Continue reading Positive Self Talk

Let Your Hair Down

Ponytail. Braid. Bun. Neither loose or carefree, nor relaxed. Tight. Tied back. In one place. Without movement or room to breathe. All but down. Let your hair down. Let it free, and relax a bit. Swing your head around waving your hair from side to side like no one is watching. Stop pulling it back, as … Continue reading Let Your Hair Down

I Miss You

I miss the comfort; the ease; the love. I miss feeling like we were never strangers. I miss the silence that never mattered. I miss the hours that felt like seconds. I miss the honesty in my voice without hesitation. I miss the smiles that stretched out for miles. I miss not caring what anyone else … Continue reading I Miss You

Words on a Page

It is amazing that when you pick random letters, selected out of a pre-determined set of lines connected in ways to form a collection of 26 "letters" known as the alphabet, you can make words. These words can be used in ways that hurt people, motivate people, enrage people, and even love one another. The power of words is … Continue reading Words on a Page