inspiration, mental health, mindfulness, Uncategorized

Your Emotions are Valid

“But so many people have it worse than me, my problems aren’t that important”— is a line that I hear VERY often as a therapist.  I will often stop my clients in their tracks when they say this. I will often say “Stop. Your problems are yours- you are allowed to feel however you are… Continue reading Your Emotions are Valid

hope, mental health, Uncategorized

The Silver Lining

"You have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest, and if you do, if you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining." Silver Linings Playbook (2012)   I've always loved the term "silver lining." I was never quite sure of its' origins, though, so I did some research to… Continue reading The Silver Lining

mental health, Uncategorized

I am Whole

Do more. DO MORE. More this More that More this More that More this More that. Not enough.   YOU. YOU’RE NOT ENOUGH. Not smart enough Not good enough. Not pretty enough. Not nice enough. Not this enough, Not that enough.   Missing something. NOT WHOLE. YOU-- YOU’RE NOT WHOLE.   Fill the whole with… Continue reading I am Whole

mental health, Uncategorized

10 Things to Know about Pain

Pain wants to be recognized. If it isn’t, it will beckon for your attention until it is. Pain doesn’t understand reason or practicality. It needs recognition. 25 years of pushing down pain taught me this. I covered pain up with anything I could find. I escaped it all costs. I couldn’t bear to sit with… Continue reading 10 Things to Know about Pain