Toll of Emotional Abuse

This is something I could write a book about... seriously. And I think I've only just begun to deeply understand it. A lot of times when people are emotionally abused, they don't realize that it's happening. At first. They may feel terrible, but especially when the abuse occurs in childhood, it can be seen as [...]

“Just Let Them Die”

This isn't going to be as well thought out as I would like... but I'm about to burst.   I got into one of those random conversations with random people today. They were middle aged men... nice enough, asking me about what I do for a living. I said I'm in the counseling field and [...]

Relationship Obsession

I've given this a lot of thought. I think living in the United States especially ... as well as the influence of social media, really encourages relationship obsession. Meaning that if you aren't in a romantic relationship and posting Instagram perfect photos as "evidence" then there's something wrong with you. Disney movies likely don't help [...]

First Snow?

It's February and I actually thought I had gotten away with not having a "real Winter." Oh well, it is beautiful. And my late wolf baby Luna (rescue pooch) loved the snow, so I guess I can't hate it too much. I feel like the second image from the top sort of reminds me of [...]

Wellness Wednesday

Haven't done one of these in a while. We see posts all the time telling us to always be kind because we don't know what battles people are fighting. And I just was reflecting on the people who have been kind to me in my life and it is so, so appreciated, especially because for [...]

Today was too much. Lol.

Too much angst. Excitement. Goodness. Just everything. Lol. I did pass my dissertation proposal defense. Was told I did a great job and my chair and mentor gave me this sticker for my laptop. Everyone seems to know I love the sea and it's critters. 🙂 Now just have to do the stats and discussion. [...]

Bonus ”Seascape”

I start dreaming of the sea ore frequently if I haven't been there in a while. That has started for me. Recently I dreamt that I went on my trip to Belize but forgot my underwater cameras! Most of the time they're peaceful dreams though ... dreaming of dolphins, whales, fish, sea critters. I will [...]

High Functioning Anxiety While Teaching

The blog that I wrote this week for my friend's private practice could not have come at a better time, it's on high functioning anxiety. I'll link it when it becomes live. It's relevant for me today because I taught my first class of the semester. Though I think I was repetitive and second guessed [...]

Dream Analysis: Sometimes you don’t know what beauty could lie behind a closed door. 

So you know how you have dreams and then you normally forget them soon after you wake up, or at least after a few days? Well, I had one probably two weeks ago, but it kept popping into my head. And if you're into Freud or Jung like I am (in some regards), you may [...]

Redefining Therapy

One of my friends is going through a hard time. Today we both went to the local Y and swam laps. I'm not his therapist, I'm his friend, but I found myself wondering about doing something similar with my clients. Or winning the lottery and opening a facility where I could have a session that [...]