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!
First opportunity to share my story and pay it forward. When you experience heartache and don’t know why until it’s too late, that can have a profound effect on your life. Relationship themed OCD plagued me when I fell in love and when it was too late. I had already pushed the one person away … Continue reading Share Your Story
https://videopress.com/v/PSmPBlzo?preloadContent=metadata Personal awareness always takes readjustment and reassessment.
When I have a bout of high anxiety that causes a cascade of thoughts, fears, and emotions, sometimes scary and unwanted, it doesn't just stop when it's over. I wish it did. I wish it were that easy; when the anxiety was gone I would restart life where I left off. However, it lingers. It's … Continue reading Anxiety Flare Ups Linger
OK so we talk about the mind-muscle connection as it relates to physical strength and deliberately contracting a muscle to help foster its repair, strength, and growth. I pose the question: “What is the difference between the phrase “mental health” and the phrase “physical health?” I mean, besides the one innocent word preceding the term … Continue reading Mind-Muscle Dis(connection)-the stigma survives
I woke up at 3:30am and since I felt a little restless, I immediately reached for my phone. But this time I took a second and I paused. This is not a good habit, I thought. We all reach to our phones way too often as a safety net, blocking out our feelings, and allowing … Continue reading Distractions
Never in a million years would any of us had imagined we would be in this situation: sitting at home, making rounds from room to room, working in pajamas, getting outside whenever we can, and wearing masks and gloves whenever we leave the house. Never in a millions years did I dream I would be … Continue reading Living in a Quarantine
Yesterday morning I was on a hike with my neighbor (yes, 6 ft apart I promise) and we were discussing health issues she has been dealing with. She had to plan for a virtual appointment with a dietician and a doctor and we began talking about nutrition and health issues. At one point I said, … Continue reading The Common Phrase “Along with Diet and Exercise” is WRONG
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
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