Wellness Wednesday: Conscious Releasing

I still do not feel very well, and even when things are going well for me on the outside, it usually does not resonate on the inside. I have been focused on my PhD program, as I should be. I just passed my comprehensive exams without needing to make revisions and I won at $500 [...]

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Wellness Wednesday

Not doing much better since my post last night, but I do try to hang on to the fact that there are some days that I do well and that when some things in my life straighten out over the next year or so I'll probably be better able to take care of myself. I [...]

Binge Eating and Trauma

I think I've recently realized just how much trauma affects every aspect of your life. Like, every aspect. Even when I'm feeling pretty good, I find myself looking for things that I should worry about or that I might have forgotten to pay attention to, almost as if my brain is like uncomfortable with peace. [...]

Wellness Wednesday: It’s Just Work

Comprehensive exams and dissertation proposal under way ... normally I would be completely out of whack with my chest hurting with so many things looming over my head. But, for whatever reason, I've learned to develop the mentality that it's just work. That is not to say that I don't care about doing a good [...]

Wellness Wednesday: The Semester is Eating Me Alive

Wednesdays have proven to be a crazy day for me (please excuse the late post)... especially because with my new IRB position, we often have meetings Wednesdays. Anyway, a male boss/mentor of mine recently shared with me when we were talking about our profession (counseling) that men often feel like they can open up more [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Better Late Than Never

This is the second week of my final semester of my doctorate... before I just have my dissertation. Yikes. I did manage to exercise today, though, which is positive. I've found that I often beat myself up for not being where I think I should be, pretty much I beat myself up for not being... [...]