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Mental Health Beyond 101: Some things about boundaries

March 28, 2014 | | 2 Comments

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

Boundaries. We know we are supposed to have them and set them. Beyond that though, they can get tricky.

An example:

Ann was invited to … Read More

Mental Health Beyond 101: About Therapists

March 14, 2014 |

This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

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I hear a lot of things about why people don’t want to go to therapy even when they think they might benefit from … Read More

Mental Health Beyond 101: Judgment

March 7, 2014 |

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This article is part of a series on going deeper into mental health and wellness.

I want to write this article mainly to make a case against judging others. Yes that’s right–I judge judgments.

No I don’t really. … Read More

Music for Authenticity

February 7, 2014 | | 2 Comments

I’m taking this art journaling course with Brene Brown right now, and it is kicking my ass. Seriously I was all “pff I’ve been studying and growing for years now, I’ve got this.” Hahaha nope. I am struggling through each and … Read More

Beyond 101: Feels (part 2, do not yell at the puppy)

January 31, 2014 |

(image credit: http://www.nima.edu/blog/get-a-puppy-or-go-to-nima/. It is a website about botox. Okay then.)

In case you missed it: step 1

Now, look at this puppy (from wikipedia):

Would you scream at this puppy? Would you hurl abuses or call her a fucking … Read More

Beyond 101: Feels (part one: what the hell is a feel, anyway?)

January 24, 2014 |

Let’s talk about feelings. 

My qualifications: I often refer to myself as “in the trenches.” I’m not a neurobiologist or a medical doctor. My understanding of the way the brain works comes from only slightly more education on the matter … Read More

Our Lady of Vulnerability

January 10, 2014 |

Check out this TED talk by Brene Brown, it’s amazeballs (h/t @masterwaffles on the twitters)

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Thoughts On How to Apologize Well

December 26, 2013 |

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The new year is nearly upon us, and it’s a convenient time to reflect on what changes we might want to make in our lives. I’m not one for resolutions. Changing behaviors is difficult and often fraught with … Read More

Beyond 101: Self Esteem (part 2)

December 6, 2013 | | 2 Comments

(I’m still very new to taking pictures of myself, for any reason. It’s a self-esteem exercise in and of itself)

Step one was mindfulness. Now for step two:

The secret to my self esteem lies almost completely at the feet … Read More

Beyond 101: Self Esteem (part 1)

November 29, 2013 | | 2 Comments

Go Google “improving self esteem.” I’ll wait.

I did this, too, because who am I to tell you what to do? I found, and you’ll find, 1000000 articles titled “X Ways to Boost Your Self Esteem Now.” When I … Read More