Tag: mental health

Vermont Ice Baths: The Cold that Refreshes My Soul

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Girl, you are crazy! That is the reaction I get when a friend or family member learns about my new hobby. “You seriously go into...

How I Am Combatting the Stress-Shame Cycle in My Marriage

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There’s no use crying over spilled milk. Those seven words have been a life’s goal of mine. I have tried my hardest to not let...

What I Want My Children to Learn from Simone Biles

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By now we’ve all read about, watched, and reflected on Simone Biles’ decision to drop out of the women’s gymnastics team competition in Tokyo...

A Social Media Vacation: Why I Probably Won’t Be Going Back

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My family had been practicing social or physical distancing for two months. My hobby of performing stand up comedy had come to a screeching...

Postnatal Depression: I Still Get Triggered Seven Years Later

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I have two children ages five and seven and a half. So, why am I reacting to the sound of a random stranger’s baby...

School Drop Off: Why Does it Feel Like I’m Back...

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I suppose it was stupid of me to think that all of the self-doubt I felt would end the minute I walked across that...

Will My Social Anxiety Affect My Kids’ Ability to Socialize Later...

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There’s a huge pressure in my chest, my hands are getting sweaty, and my mind is spinning. It might sound like I’m about to...

I’m an Emotional Doormat, but that Doesn’t Mean My Kids Need...

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I am an emotional doormat and the worst part of it is, I’m struggling not to hand this obvious bad habit down to my...

Planning to the Extreme: How Hyper-Organization is Driving me Insane

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I know some people (myself included) are in the school of thought that too much planning is never a bad thing. “Measure twice, cut...

How Meditation Changed my Life: the Journey to Mindfulness

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The first time I had a panic attack I thought I was dying. I don’t mean that dramatically; I actually thought it was the...

Making the Case for Talk Therapy and Tips on How to...

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I have been going to talk therapy on and off for almost 20 years, and I have never understood the stigma that is associated...

When Postpartum Depression Takes You By Surprise

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If we're friends in real life, or you follow me on Facebook, you might be surprised to hear I have postpartum depression. I was surprised...

I weaned myself off SSRIs and survived

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I'm a mom who has struggled on and off with a deluge of mental health issues for quite some time. 16 years ago I was...

Bend So You Don’t Break

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Last year, I sat in my classroom before morning bell and my thoughts were racing... I had just dropped off a very fussy kid at...