Wellness Update

As I've been reflecting on my new instructor teaching journey, I really don't think I've been putting my sanity first as hard as I've tried. Next week is the final week of the 5 week sexuality class I'm teaching and I'm sicker than a dog and I never get sick. I feel achey. Feverish. Head [...]

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Wellness Wednesday: Teaching New Courses

For the doctoral student working on their dissertation and teaching at the same time, or the new instructor, this one is for you. My God. I'm teaching a Sexuality class for the first time, some of the most fun and interesting material that I get to teach, but boy is it still a hassle teaching [...]

Therapists Receiving Therapy

I am a firm believef that good therapists receive their own therapy to become more and more self-aware and to never stop growing/pushing their growing edge. My own therapy started many years ago at a very bad time in my life when I thought my anxiety was going to take over and I would have [...]

Wellness Wednesday: “Shoulds”

Late as usual... but it's still Wednesday somewhere... in some universe... right? I think what I've learned most recently by virtue of balancing so many things in graduate school is that the "shoulds" in your mind can really bring you down and I've been trying to counteract that. I often hold myself to impossible standards [...]

Wellness Wednesday ish.

Wednesdays seem to be the worst day for me to keep up with my blog. Lol. But the alliteration is just too good. I'm currently reflecting on the statement that "good therapists go to therapy." If I haven't always believed that, I absolutely do now. It is so helpful to know yourself well if you [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Anxiety and Irreparable Mistakes

Hello internet. I am not feeling very well at the moment. I didn't think that I was stretching myself too thin, but maybe I am. I don't know. After this week hopefully things will even out a bit and I'll just have the one class I'm teaching and dissertation to worry about. I never thought [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Connection … when you grew up without it

Your relationships in your family of origin prime you for relationships in your adult life. If your emotional connection with your parents/family (or lack thereof) left you confused ... you will likely have a confusing time in your adult life with relationships, at least at first, until you work through some of your earlier connection/disconnection [...]