I'd thought for a long time that I'd like to try working out with a personal trainer, but I was always lacking the money, the time, or the nerve. Three months ago I decided to finally go for it. I found a local personal training gym with great testimonials online, and I met with the [...]
"When someone gets on the roller coaster to big emotions, you can choose to stay on the platform and wait for them to get back." "Just because you have a clown in your life doesn't mean you have to buy a ticket to the circus." I heard both of these ideas in different places, but [...]
Trigger warning for anyone who is steering clear of descriptions of symptoms of mental illness. When people think about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, they often picture washing hands too often or keeping everything perfect or symmetrical. These can be examples of OCD, but OCD can be many things. I never considered that it could be part [...]
My therapist tells me all the time that my mind is so full of stories and thoughts that it can be overwhelming for those around me. If you know me in real life, you know I can talk. The inside of my crowded brain can look a lot like Shea Stadium when the Beatles played. [...]
This is my brain this past week.
Every morning when I got my books out of the closet to start school, I would glance at the top shelf. My mother kept the teacher counterpart books with the answers on the top shelf. During my high school years, she would spent much of the day in the basement with the door shut. And [...]