Grateful for this Time

I didn't have a chance to write this week on time like I normally do... with teaching three nights a week and providing supervision on Thursdays--- I really needed some time to myself, to let my brain rot. Lol. I go to lunch every week with my mother at a cafe in Zelienople, PA. I [...]

Telling Others About Your Mental Health

The decision to divulge information about your current mental health status can be a terrifying and yet liberating prospect/endeavor. It can help you toward living authentically without shame, but you always run the risk of people not reacting well. Click here to read my tips about how to go about your decision-making process to tell [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Family and Boundaries

Don't let anyone rob you of your zen. Most people have at least one person who can easily get under their skin by a harsh comment or a sharp look, and more often than not these people are part of the family. It cuts deep when a parent shows disappointment or disgust with a choice [...]

Dark Places – Gillian Flynn

I will start by saying that I am a Gillian Flynn fan, even though I haven't read Gone Girl yet. I have read Sharp Objects and really enjoyed it. That being said, I was a little disappointed with Dark Places. Don't get me wrong, it was gripping from the start and written in a very raw [...]