Why You Should Go to Therapy – Even If You Don’t Think You Need It

I get it, you saw the title and either thought, “yes! I agree!” or “don’t tell me what I need. You don’t know.” Or maybe you had a reaction that included both sentiments. Either way, I’m here to tell you that you do, in fact, need to go to therapy. First, though, let’s talk about…

Stopping the (News) Cycle

I suffer from anxiety attacks. Typically, they hit me in the middle of the night while I'm sleeping. One minute I'm blissfully unaware of the world around me and then the next thing I know, I'm in the bathroom believing the world is crashing around me. Suddenly everything is an emergency. Everything is important; everything…

The Importance of Dissent

First off, let’s just get it out there that dissent is a beautiful thing. Regardless of where you’re at, whether it’s the playground or corporate America, dissent provides an amazing opportunity to learn more about those around you and attempt to understand their perspective. As with most things, dissent is also most effective when used…

Dear Toddler (aka Ruler of My Sanity), Man, we had a good thing going! You were a strong sleeper, you listened and followed directions, and you loved running around. Suddenly, though, I’m starting to feel as if I missed the memo where you told me you were no longer interested in doing those things. Perhaps…

Actually, I Don’t Need Your Opinion

Is it too much to ask for you to stop telling me what I should be doing to “make my partner happy,” or “erase the damage” I inflicted on myself while growing up?” I used to think these articles were fun to read and sometimes provided a little something to think about. Now I think…

Managing Anxiety Before It Manages You

Anyone that has experienced anxiety can tell you how absolutely debilitating it can be. Your brain and your body feel under attack, and once that train gets moving, it is hard to stop. If you’re like me, and understand that anxiety is part of life, the goal isn’t to remove all the triggers for your…