I've been struggling with balance, y'all. How does the saying go? "Life be life-ing" or whatever the young kids say these days 😂. It has been so tough trying to balance my personal life, work life, and social life in recent months. Now, most people would just combine their social life with their personal life,… Continue reading 3 Things I Learned About Myself Socially Thanks to Therapy
Change Your Language From, “I Have To…” to “I Get To…”
Let me just start by saying how much I love my job. If you don't know what I do, I work for a non-profit organization that helps high school students with the college application and financial aid process. I get to work with some wonderful students, and even though a lot of what I do… Continue reading Change Your Language From, “I Have To…” to “I Get To…”
How to Know When You Found the Therapist for You
I realized that I always talk about my journey in therapy and encourage others to start therapy for themselves, but I never talk openly about what makes my therapist so dope. I'm hoping to change that today and encourage you even more to start your growth journey in therapy. Let's start with a bit of… Continue reading How to Know When You Found the Therapist for You
Are You Being Mindful of Your Self-Talk?
I hope y'all get something good out of this one because I sure did! I was having a casual conversation with a very close friend a few weeks ago, and she mentioned something that seems very normal to say. She said, "Ugh, I gotta get rid of this fat stomach!" Mind you, my friend and… Continue reading Are You Being Mindful of Your Self-Talk?
How to Create Healthy Boundaries at Work
Welp, I hate to be the first to say it, but summer is almost over. As we wind down from the long car rides and plane trips and reflect on the memories made this summer, we begin to realize that it's nearly time to buckle down and get to work. September for a lot of… Continue reading How to Create Healthy Boundaries at Work
Trust Me: The Universe is NOT Out to Get You
If you read the title of this blog post and said, "You're lying. The universe is most definitely out to get me," then keep reading. I'm writing this specifically for you. I'm a big believer that the universe sends people messages and signs; sometimes they affirm everything we've been looking for, and sometimes it seems… Continue reading Trust Me: The Universe is NOT Out to Get You
Stop Hiding Your Emotions: No More Saying, “I’m Fine” When You’re Not
If you read the title of this and feel like I'm speaking directly to you, it's because I am! Don't worry, we've all done it before -- someone calls you or sends you a text and says, "Hey! How are you?" Of course, the natural response is, "I'm fine! How about you?" But, is it… Continue reading Stop Hiding Your Emotions: No More Saying, “I’m Fine” When You’re Not
Are You the ONLY Owner of the Key to Your Box?
You probably read the title of this thinking, "What the heck is she talking about?" Well, I'm glad you asked. We all have a box or treasure chest of some sort that contains everything about us, whether you know it or not. In that box are our fears, triggers, emotions, and everything else under the… Continue reading Are You the ONLY Owner of the Key to Your Box?
With Everything Going On, Don’t Forget to Take a Break
There's so much going on in the world, especially in America, that my brain can't even process it all if I'm being honest. I'm feeling a mix of emotions, but the ones that continuously pop up are anger, disgust, and hurt. Our country is at odds with gun laws, women's rights, and so much more… Continue reading With Everything Going On, Don’t Forget to Take a Break
3 Reasons Why You Should Practice the 5-Minute Rage Rule
Once again, therapy has saved me and helped me tremendously over these past couple of weeks. I'm learning the importance of working through your feelings and letting yourself feel all the feels, both the good and the bad. Too often we try to only think happy thoughts or put on a happy face in the… Continue reading 3 Reasons Why You Should Practice the 5-Minute Rage Rule