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You Have More Power Than You Think

I met a woman in Starbucks today who changed my life. She said to me "you have more power than you think you do." This resonated with me for a couple of reasons. I was feeling like I didn't know what I was doing in my life, and I was focusing on what I couldn't [...]

By | 2017-10-13T20:10:53+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Have More Power Than You Think

Oh hey, I have OCD!

I was in therapy today talking about the variety of symptoms of the shit I deal with. My therapist was patiently listening to me and all of a sudden she said, "based on what you're telling me I think you have OCD." It was if fireworks exploded over my head. Everything made sense. I never [...]

By | 2017-10-13T01:00:55+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Oh hey, I have OCD!

Reframing thoughts from negative to positive

I am making a conscious effort to reframe my thoughts to positive ones from negative ones. I'm not going to say it's easy because it isn't; especially when you're feeling depressed. When you are depressed the negative thoughts are extremely persistent. However, you have the capability to reframe them into positive ones. Here's an example: [...]

By | 2017-10-11T21:01:48+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reframing thoughts from negative to positive

You don’t have to hate someone to get over them

I used to think that in order to get over my ex-boyfriends I had to hate them. If I hated them it would make it easier to move on. Sometimes I pretended like they died. I know that sounds terrible, but if they didn't exist it was easier to move forward. Being friends with your [...]

By | 2017-10-06T18:09:03+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You don’t have to hate someone to get over them

Interrupting People

Oh Lord, I don't want to write this post. But, yeah...I interrupt people. I can't help it! I have ADHD and hence a lot of ideas. I want to tell you that thing before I forget it. This is especially embarrassing when I do it with new people that I meet. As if it isn't [...]

By | 2017-10-05T13:51:34+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Interrupting People

Revealing Your Vulnerability

  When a cat rolls on her side to show you her belly it indicates a level of trust. She knows that you are safe and she's letting you rub her stomach. I started thinking about this. Cats are highly selective about who they show their bellies to. As a human I have had a [...]

By | 2017-09-29T16:35:07+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Revealing Your Vulnerability

Putting Your Pants on Helps

I was tired today and I decided to take a nap for an hour before I got up. When it came time to get up I was not into this idea. But, then I remembered one crucial step in getting up is putting your pants on. Then I got excited because, well...I like my pants. [...]

By | 2017-09-27T14:35:52+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Putting Your Pants on Helps

Moving is hard yo

I recently moved from Brooklyn to Portland, Oregon and the transition has been challenging. I've been avoiding talking about it because I was afraid to confront the issues associated with the move. I considered finding an online therapist, but ultimately I decided to find someone I could see locally here in Portland. It's helpful to [...]

By | 2017-09-26T22:01:57+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Moving is hard yo