True Romance Movie Review [yes, spoilers]

  Apparently I saw this movie years ago and just don't remember, which is typical of my memory I guess. The only scene I really remembered was Bama doing cartwheels by the train yard... which is also a fitting image for the whole tone of this movie: endearing, raw, but also nuts. I love this [...]

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 [...]

Disability and Sexuality Research

  Greetings everyone, As part of my research at Duquesne University, my team and I are investigating disability and sexuality. If you are between the ages of 18 and 30, and have a disability of any kind (inclusive of autism, ADHD, and mental health disabilities) and feel comfortable taking an anonymous online survey about sexuality [...]

I have to reflect on yesterday …

I don't know what was going on with me yesterday, but it was proven to me multiple times over that my first thoughts about things are often very negative and wrong. So I was on my way to work (inpatient drug and alcohol rehab center). I work there sporadically. I get a text from a [...]

Can any relationship really survive cheating or infidelity?

It's possible, but it takes work. If you'd like to read more about the intricacies of deciding what's next after infidelity, check out the blog I wrote here as well as the services that Angelus has to offer!

Wellness Wednesday: Fear of Intimacy

People oftentimes act as though they want closeness and intimacy, but balk when it comes to open and honest communication. They want the thrill and fun of relationships without the vulnerability to being hurt or rejected. Or they want intimacy just on their own terms, when it's convenient/when they want attention. It's hard to get [...]