Happy New Year

This is me in my happy place--- at sea. There are so so many photos of the sea that I have from over the years that bring me peace just looking at them. I need to be more intentional about having the sea available to me in various ways as well as committing to going [...]

I’m so so grateful for the weather

It definitely helped pull me out of my funk Going on a long walk and feeling warmish neutralish air around me is so healing. Enjoy yourself You do not have infinite time on this planet. Spend it with the people who matter to you. And the ones that stepped out of your life for whatever [...]

Merry Christmas Eve

Chose to stay home today for my mental health. Made some little things out of clay. Have a lot of things I would like to write about like character analyses for Breaking Bad and the difference between a therapist and a life coach, but I don't think I have the energy today. I think I'm [...]

Anxiety During the Holidays

Today was just one of those days that I tried really hard. Lifted. Went on a walk because it was gorgeous out. And my anxiety was still very, very bad most of the day. I made it through seeing my two clients but overall my anxiety just ended up being unbearable. I'm tired of my [...]

Trauma and Shrinking

Let's just start by saying relational trauma is a thing. And it can make connecting with people especially hard. I realize that certain tendencies within myself are trauma responses. My tendency to clean when I'm anxious and don't feel well. Why do kids who grow up in unstable environments feel the need to be perfect [...]