Morning Anxiety

Morning Anxiety

Why we may have morning anxiety Our biology might be to blame. Most people have what’s call a cortisol awakening response, which means that the body creates higher levels of cortisol in your body in the morning. The levels are highest 30 minutes after waking....
Journal Ideas for Therapy

Journal Ideas for Therapy

5 Great Journal Ideas for Therapy Between therapy sessions, it’s easy to come up with questions, good examples of current issues, or notice various symptoms or feelings. Keeping a therapy journal can be super helpful for tracking all of that information, in one...
So, You’ve Decided to See a Therapist

So, You’ve Decided to See a Therapist

Steps to a Successful Experience with a New Therapist If you’ve read my About Me page, you know that I have had my fair share of therapists. I went to them in different stages of life, for various reasons, and for different duration’s. I’ve seen both...
Reluctantly Grateful

Reluctantly Grateful

Do I really need to have a gratitude log? When I was compiling the 10 essential habits for better mental health, I admit that I wasn’t too excited that “expressing gratitude” was on the list. I don’t think of myself as a touchy-feely person. I...
Finding Vitality in Our Daily Lives

Finding Vitality in Our Daily Lives

“The opposite of depression is not happiness, but vitality.” – Andrew Solomon I was having a bad day. Not a flat tire on the highway bad day. The everything feels heavy and I’m a waste of space bad day. I happened to find Andrew Solomon’s...
10 Essential Habits for Better Mental Health

10 Essential Habits for Better Mental Health

I love lists. So when I made the decision to get real about my mental health journey, I started looking for lists. Lists of what to do and how to do them. Of what not to do and why. I began to notice that there were 10 specific mental health habits that were...