Coming out. When you struggle with mental health, this phrase takes on a second meaning to what everyone typically associates coming out with. When the circuits in your brain misfire, when the neurochemical ratio is imbalanced, we often feel a shift and have to wait until it passes. Going in and out of anxious spells, … Continue reading Duality Emerges
When you give and give and give, and less is given back to you. Do you keep giving until your reserve is empty?Do you give less and less?Do you stop giving?Does it take time for you to adjust your rations? All is ok.The hope is you grow to realize the truth in what you deserve.When … Continue reading Deserving of Love
When you have a traumatic experience, it can put you in a place mentally that you thought you had left behind. It terrifies you, feeling so wrong but oh so real. It makes your head spin and it makes you feel as if the last few years were not as successful as you thought. However … Continue reading You with You
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