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How To Take Care of Your Teeth & Improve Well-Being

How To Take Care of Your Teeth & Improve Well-Being Chances are that when you’re grappling with stress and frustration on a regular basis, a lot of it may revolve not around the major issues that pop up every now and then, but the things that constantly irritate us. “Stress can come from any number [...]

By | 2018-08-14T11:35:17+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How To Take Care of Your Teeth & Improve Well-Being

You’re Not Dying But You Are

I was at the airport I met a woman today at the airport. She said she had MS. She was shaking and on the verge of tears. Water was welling up in her eyes, and she was ready to burst. Something told me that it wasn’t MS. She was going to see a neurologist. I [...]

By | 2018-08-09T01:27:57+00:00 August 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You’re Not Dying But You Are

When I wanted to be depressed

I wanted to be depressed There was a time when I wanted to be depressed. It was comforting in a way, like a warm dirty blanket that you don't want to wash; it's gross but familiar. That's how I feel about depression, it's what I know, whether I "like" it, well, that's another story. I've [...]

By | 2018-07-27T18:56:05+00:00 July 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When I wanted to be depressed

Don’t count on me; I’m often wrong and annoying

I don’t have the answers Many people ask me what they should do. Sometimes I have great ideas; I don’t have all the answers. None of us do, which is why I can’t imagine working with a therapist who listens to me but doesn’t guide me on the road to my solutions. That’s why psychodynamic [...]

By | 2018-07-25T23:37:43+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t count on me; I’m often wrong and annoying

Leading By Example When It Comes To Your Child

Leading By Example When It Comes To Your Child One common expression that you probably hear a lot when talking about children, especially younger ones, is that they’re “like a sponge“  This references the fact that young children are constantly learning how to act and what to do from what they see around them, and no [...]

By | 2018-07-24T17:28:49+00:00 July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Leading By Example When It Comes To Your Child

People Ask Me For Advice And Get Mad

People Ask Me For Advice And Sometimes Get Mad My friends often asked me for advice because I care, I meant an empathetic individual, and I want to help them I genuinely want to see them do well. However sometimes when I give them my advice, they get angry. I am compassionate in the way [...]

By | 2018-07-23T23:15:15+00:00 July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on People Ask Me For Advice And Get Mad

I’m On Stage Alone in My Relationships

I've been called intense too many times to count. Intense has a pejorative connotation much of the time. When people told me I was intense, it was usually in the context of my feelings being too much to handle. They felt I was a burden, exhausting, overwhelming and a lot of other unflattering adjectives that [...]

By | 2018-07-16T22:17:13+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I’m On Stage Alone in My Relationships

What’s right with the mental health system?

Where's my therapist? When I moved to Portland looked for a therapist. I wasn't hopeful that I'd find someone who took my insurance and so I didn't think I could afford one. When I found my therapist and she agreed to take $50 a session I was relieved. I instantly got a good vibe from [...]

By | 2018-07-14T21:32:57+00:00 July 14th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What’s right with the mental health system?