Taking Care of Your Mental Health During Quarantine

This can certainly be a challenge-- I know that it has been interesting, illuminating, and rough for me at the same time. There are some things that are easier for me than others-- working from home I don't mind so much, but restrictions on my movement have proven to be the worst aspect for me [...]

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 [...]

Happy New Year

This is me in my happy place--- at sea. There are so so many photos of the sea that I have from over the years that bring me peace just looking at them. I need to be more intentional about having the sea available to me in various ways as well as committing to going [...]

Wellness Wednesday

I worked on my dissertation today for one hour instead of my allotted two. And yes. I felt guilty about that, but I tried not to. I spent time outside, and I think that's what I needed. I still think I'm recovering from teaching my five week class ... yes, I'm proud of myself, but [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Getting Over Tech Phobia

As I am prepping for class tonight I'm just reflecting on how far I have come with trying new things in teaching and counseling... and trying to allow myself to make mistakes and pick myself back up and just be like: "Whelp... that didn't work, won't do that again." Or, "Okay, this is how I [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Wellness for New (ish) Teachers

On time for once... I made it a priority to set a few minutes aside for myself to think about my own wellness as being a new ish instructor in academia. The first class I ever taught independently came to a close this Monday, though I still need to enter in final grades. It was [...]

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 [...]