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…

Coping with the Aftermath of an Emotional Trigger

Have you ever had one of those moments where something completely innocuous is the trigger for a release of emotions that you had no idea were stored in your body? Whether it be a movie, a story you’ve over heard, or just a situation you witnessed, afterwards you find yourself feeling just a little off.…

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…

Better to Ask for Forgiveness Than Permission

I think one of my sister’s favorite quotes is, “Better to ask for forgiveness than permission.” Each time I’ve heard her say it, the words are accompanied by a hysterical fit of laughter. Clearly, she was up to something, and she enjoyed every minute of it. What if we applied that same quote to our…

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

How often do you find yourself creating a narrative that reinforces the negativity we have going through our heads? I would imagine, that more often than not, we may be knee deep in the narrative before we even realize what we’ve done, if we even realize it in the first place. I’m not good enough.…