I feel such a mixture of puzzlement and sadness whenever I think about our country's minimization of mental healthcare. It's funny (but no one's really laughing here...) because so many of us are self-proclaimed "health nuts" who value wellness and want to live happy, fulfilling lives. However, the reality is that many people, somewhere along the way … Continue reading If you had a weird rash, you’d go see a dermatologist… right?!
Do you ever enjoy something so much, even though it simultaneously has components of it that SUCK? Sometimes there's just no way around it. That's how I feel about writing... and about doing therapy. As a human being, I’ve learned time and time again that it’s both terrifying and profoundly rewarding to expose one’s most authentic self. Sharing … Continue reading Being Vulnerable (yuuuughh) AKA Why I’m starting to blog
Mindfulness means purposefully paying attention- without judgment- to what's happening in the present moment, according to Jon Kabat-Zinn, a psychologist who developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. What I love about this definition is that it encompasses what Kabat-Zinn calls the full catastrophe of life. We tend to focus on the stuff we want to change, ruminate on the … Continue reading Welcome to my practice!