normal has to die

Why Normal Has To Die

Why Normal Has To Die   A long bus ride home I don’t do normal well. I never have. As a kid I always had this sense that I was just different from other kids, not just because I was bigger or more vocal. There was something else. I thought differently. I saw things differently.…

burnout

5 Steps To Take If You Are Burning Out!

Are you experiencing burnout and not sure what to do?     Burnout is so much more than just being tired. Burnout is the result of your brain and body trying desperately to cope with a long term energy deficit. Simply put, your gas tank is empty and you are running on fumes. Burnout is…

mental health

5 Ways To Improve Your Mental Health Right Now!

Take one of these steps today!   It is an urban myth that improving your mental health takes a long time. In fact, great gains can be made fairly quickly if we take the right steps. Today we are going to explore some of the most effective strategies for reducing stress and decreasing your risk…

motivation

Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs: Explained

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: Explained A common issue that leads people to seek therapy is lack of motivation, but what I usually find is that lack of motivation is not the only issue, but something underlying that is getting in the way. Let’s explore! Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a theory surrounding motivation. It explains…

cancel culture and the war on personal responsibility

Cancel Culture and the War on Personal Responsibility

“It’s not me, it’s you!“   Last week I was invited to do an interview to discuss my thoughts on Pinterest’s recent decision to ban weight-loss advertisements across its entire platform. Having some thoughts on the matter, I agreed to the interview knowing the host always enjoyed a lively discussion and made room for multiple…

what is a woman anyways

What is a Woman anyways?

What is a Woman anyways? You just aren’t very domestic. As these words rolled off my mother’s tongue, I instantly felt a sudden rush of shame, followed by an equally intense rising tide of rage. “No, I’m not. But you aren’t very educated, are you?”. I instantly regretted my words, but not completely.   If…

what is a woman anyways

Passion & Poison: How Outrage is Destroying Your Mental Health

Passion & Poison: How Outrage is Destroying Your Mental Health Protests, riots & scandals, OH MY! You do not have to look very far to find something to be upset about. Lately, it seems that everywhere you look, you can see two opposing sides locked in a never-ending battle to prove what is right and…

Thinking About Therapy? A Beginners Guide to Seeking Professional Support – Part 2

Thinking About Therapy? The Beginners Guide – Part 2 In ‘Thinking About Therapy? Part 1’, we explored important factors to consider when choosing a therapist. In Part 2, we will cover everything you need to know about the process of therapy from booking your first appointment to your last session. Booking Your First Appointment In…

Thinking About Therapy? A Beginners Guide to Seeking Professional Support – Part 1

Thinking About Therapy? The Beginners Guide to Seeking Professional Support The decision to seek professional support isn’t always an easy one. Whether you are a therapy first-timer or re-starting with someone new, not knowing what to expect can trigger fear and anxiety. This discomfort and fear of the unknown can lead to procrastination and make…