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 [...]

Behavioral Addictions

This is truly one of my passions-- treating behavioral addictions. Behavior or process addictions actually activate the same pleasure pathways in the brain as substance addictions do... and they can be just as much if not more difficult to manage! This might include sex, porn, gaming, shopping, gambling, relationships... really, the possibilities are endless. Remember [...]

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 [...]

Creativity

I've noticed that if I don't engage in creative endeavors often enough I feel so much less fulfilled and more sluggish. I'm going to try to commit to making things and writing creative things more often. Maybe get more active on my Etsy shop again. I love making little critters with polymer clay. I think [...]