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

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

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

Fear of Feeling

"I am independent." "I like being on my own." "I am not a relationship kinda girl." Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah...excuse, excuse, excuse. What these should say is "I have had to be strong for myself for so long that I can't imagine allowing someone else to be strong for me and with me." "I … Continue reading Fear of Feeling