Coping with Loneliness 

As a counselor, I have realized a lot of people of all ages deal with feeling very lonely and lack much in the way of close friendships and/or relationships. This type of loneliness can contribute to depression, anxiety, and just plain sadness.  For a good portion of my tween and teen years, I dealt with […]

Lessons Learned Through Surgery

I realized an irony. As I went through the first surgical procedures I had ever had in my whole life and the several days following these I experienced less fear, less anxiety than I had in a long time. My only job and concern was surgery and recovering from it. I didn’t have to worry […]

My Thoughts on the Concept of Following your Dreams

As I tried to decide what to write about for this post I consulted with a very important person-my 9 year old brother. He suggested that I write about following your dreams. When I asked how this connects to emtional/mental health he didn’t miss a beat. He shared that in spite of discouragement people need […]

If I Am Honest About Accepting My Story

If I am honest, as much as I fight against stigma, try to normalize other people’s feelings, share encouragement and validation, and share pieces of my journey, I still struggle with accepting myself and my story. On one hand, I see beauty, meaning, and purpose in what I have struggled with and how I am […]

Why is Buying Lularoe and Brands Like it Addictive?                 A Personal and Psychological Perspective

Personal Perspective:  I have always loved clothing but usually have bought clothes that are off a clearance rack. Then…I drank the Lularoe juice. I was surprised. Why would someone with a lot of clothes who is generally good with there money become hooked on buying clothes that tend to be priced at approximately the equivalent […]

TWLOHA is Sharing My Blog

I am thrilled. A post I shared a while back entitled “What Recovery from Mental Illness Really Looks Like ” on this blog, went live today on the To Write Love on Her Arms website. The version they shared is beautiful and edited in such a way it truly enhanced what I was trying to […]

Why I Haven’t Watched 13 Reasons

I could say I haven’t watched 13 reasons because I am afraid of it being triggering. I could say I haven’t seen it due to not wanting to be biased if a client or even a friend feels the need to talk about this series, how they view it and how it impacts them. And […]