Over the past few years, I’ve worked as a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. Much of my job entails teaching members of our program about mental illness and “coping skills”: skills you develop to relax, wind-down, cope with difficult life circumstances, de-escalate from especially tough situations, or to simply feel more joy
Have you ever noticed how inconvenient pain is? Whether it’s physical or emotional, there is never a good time for pain to come. Have you ever heard anyone say, “you know, I’m feeling pretty good
Have you ever considered that what you do when you’re under stress actually reveals a lot about what’s going on under the surface? I just spent the last five days with my dear friends who
I was a part of one church for twenty eight years. Yes, you heard me right…twenty. eight. years. To me that was my normal, I couldn’t have imagined growing up any different. My parents joined
If you have ever been talking to someone who is more interested in checking their phone than hearing you talk, I’m willing to bet you felt pretty different than when you were speaking to someone
Dry and dull skin got ya down? I completely get the struggle. Depending on where you live you may feel like you go from greasy and broken out skin in the summer to desert-like and
Have you ever noticed the version of your personality that comes front and center when you’re making new friends or in an unfamiliar social setting? Are you funny, charming, quiet, awkward, or serious? Do you
So much of waiting includes hiddenness. You feel hidden. Your way feels hidden. God feels hidden. We live in a world that’s wired to investigate and uncover what’s hiding in order to expose a wrong
When I first greet clients in the waiting area and take them back to my office whether it’s for our first or fortieth session they are usually feeling a combination of nervous, afraid, agitated, stressed,
Let’s be real, whether you feel like Kim Kardashian or Honey Boo Boo, at some point you’ve walked into Sephora or Nordstrom and felt completely overwhelmed by the amount of choices laid out before you.
Hi! I’m so glad you’re here!I am an East Coast girl, who to my surprise, has been living somewhat of a nomadic lifestyle these last few years. I’ve had a variety of experiences living in Africa, California, Chicago, and now Nashville, TN. As I write from research I’ve discovered and experiences I’ve had, I hope in some way that these simple articles will bring some hope and joy to your corner of the world!