My anxiety brings me irrational thoughts gift wrapped in ribbons and bows, and when I open it, it’s all I can think about. The inability to move from this spot is my anxiety personified. Trying to find ways to cope with it is something I struggle with, but I continue to work at it every day. Most recently, my anxiety took me to a place I never thought I’d go.Read More
Relationship baggage is real and as beautiful as love is, it also hurts leaving devastation and destruction as well. As with all traumas, healing is necessary, and healing from relationship trauma is the same.Read More
The girl who grew up in the give-me-that- old-time-religion, Pentecostal, holiness tradition, wasn’t even supposed to be in a therapy session, ‘cause we don’t really do that sort of thing, ya know? We usually just pray.Read More
You’re the life of the party, but you still feel alone. You’re the successful friend; the one everyone considers stable; the one who has her life together, so you can’t show signs of weakness. So instead you try to ignore it. If you’re reading this and can relate to it, you may have a case of what I call faking normal.Read More
Instead of putting the onus on the individual who might need help, I’d encourage us to rethink how we can encourage and be supportive to someone who might need it. Here are some suggestions to consider.