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!

The Untold Secret

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

Speak Up

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

Almost Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month and although I know mental health/emotional health/mental wellbeing should be on the minds of everyone everyday of the year, I am also thrilled that there is a time dedicated to it solely. The only problem with one time dedicated to mental health awareness is that it keeps the stigma alive. … Continue reading Almost Mental Health Month

When the Ebbs Flow

5 years in and it still happens.Yup our moods can change. They ebb and flow and the ebbs flow and will always ebb again.I have accepted that my mood can dip without notice, and I just have to be patient. Part of the nature of mental health is that it happens. You wake up one … Continue reading When the Ebbs Flow

When Self Care Doesn’t “Work”

What does self-care mean to you?Is it fitness, books, music, outdoors, or a combo of a few?Hopefully it's something you have built into a habit,Nothing that you fade in and out of but rather enjoy it.Self care must be part of your day to day routine,Otherwise you feel burnt out, overwhelmed, and downright mean.I try … Continue reading When Self Care Doesn’t “Work”

Sanctuary

I have always loved driving, ever since I can remember.Freedom, control, changing directions, fast paced, open road.My car is my sanctuary. It is my place of safety, freedom, and peace. I sing like I am a pro, secretly wishing I was good at it (thinking I am good at it). Sometimes I drive in silence, … Continue reading Sanctuary

We All Struggle

The stigma around mental health is real. Is it really because of the term mental health? Two words makes everyone cringe, turn their heads, and never want to speak about something? I really have trouble believing that! Obviously it's not just that. It's what people think about when they hear the term mental health. It's … Continue reading We All Struggle

Growth

Growth. A word I wrote a few times in my journal over this last week. When I fell back into an anxiety spiral, I didn't let it consume me completely. I reached out to others and voiced how I was feeling, I forced myself into conversations that focused on anything but what I was thinking … Continue reading Growth

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