Review of Joker by a Mental Health Professional [Spoiler Alert]

I have so much to say about this film and I'm not sure I can adequately convey how much it moved me. It is without a doubt one of the best films I have ever seen. You could just take out all the bits related to "super heroes" and that whole franchise and it would [...]

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: Pulling Yourself Out of Anxiety and Depression

Sometimes doing exactly what you don't want to do is precisely what will save you. I recently joined a local Y and have been going to yoga classes and swimming laps. I notice on the days that I do either of those things I feel better equipped to handle my to-do list those days. It's [...]

Wellness Wednesday: (Almost) Everything Can Wait

  The sea relaxes me... hopefully it relaxes you too. Been struggling with anxiety/mental health/relationship stuff lately. My work seems to be the only thing that's on point, but then I get overwhelmed with my to-do list and I have to remind myself that it's ok to take a day for myself, and literally do [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Last Time Meditation

This wellness post is coming to you around midnight my time... that counts, right? I know I will likely have zero free time tomorrow (after I sleep) because I have a doctor's appointment, want to swim laps, have meetings to go to regarding dissertation things and presenting at a conference next week, class, and I [...]

I Spent My Day At Moraine State Park

I did swim a few laps, but not as much as I normally do. I headed to the park after having a videochat session with my therapist. The session was good, I am doing much better with working on not letting other people's negativity take away my inner peace. However, I didn't get much joy [...]

All You Have Is You

The title of this sounds a lot more depressing than I mean it to, but I've been struggling lately. If you have anxiety, depression, or are dealing with trauma, it really comes down to you being able to regulate yourself and working toward getting yourself to be able to find out what's true and what's not. [...]

Wellness Wednesday

This new title of "Wellness Wednesdays" seems more hypocritical each week as my anxiety gets worse and I continue to overeat and workout less. But maybe I do have more reason than normal to have my anxiety activated this week at least. I went to a conference over the weekend and presented. While my presentation [...]