American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention is a major concern for me, as three students have completed suicide at the university where I teach in just this year alone. If you yourself have struggled or have watched someone struggle with mental illness, you know how very real the danger can become. If you've lost someone to suicide, there are [...]

Blogust 22

I can't believe I've remembered to blog every day this month so far, even if it has been just a picture. I think after my dissertation proposal is submitted I may make a supplemental YouTube video to my more in depth, content heavy, blog posts. Today I was pretty productive but got burnt out around [...]

Blogust 10

Worked for an hour on my dissertation today and that's all I could muster. But that's ok. I'm going to a great restaurant tonight and likely swimming tomorrow. Things will get done when they're supposed to get done and I'm not killing myself over it. I know my anxiety can get to dangerous levels. And [...]

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 [...]

I’m Reading Sylvia Plath’s Diary

A lot of inner turmoil has been coming up for me lately, but as I write this, it doesn't steal my peace and I know I have to take time for myself. Sylvia ... ended her life at age 30, and I remember in my teens vowing to myself to end my life by 30 [...]

High Functioning Anxiety 3

It's Wednesday. Blargh. Really don't feel like blogging today. I don't feel like doing much of anything. I'm overwhelmed. Taking three classes Teaching one (TA) Supervising masters level therapists Running a personal growth group Have a graduate assistantship Should be trying to make plans for my dissertation Should be turning my master's thesis into an [...]

Logan Paul’s Aokigahara Forest Youtube Video

I'll be the first to say that I think it's wonderful that people can supplement their income by doing something they love on YouTube, or even make a career out of making videos. Good for them. But more recently I have become increasingly aware of the gimmicky, click-baity, do-anything-for-views people... and it has been concerning. [...]