As we come to the close of Mental Health Awareness Month, I thought it was important to get some things off my chest… Let’s Check In with One Another. First of all, I wanted to do a check-in. How are you doing? Are you checking in with yourself every day to check your emotional temperature? I check in with myself on a regular. Like every hour or sometimes minute by

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The first step in recovery from mental illness is realizing you have a problem and the second step is seeking professional help. But is counseling really that easy to come by? The short answer is no. Let’s be real. Counseling can be out of most people’s price range. Even with insurance. Those co-pays add up and when you compare it to the other expenses that are unavoidable (food, gas, rent/mortgage,

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Many of you have heard of the term social distancing during the height of the Covid epidemic. CDC told everyone to stay 6 ft from one another to protect you from getting the Covid virus. People were very protective about their personal space back then and in person conversations were had with precaution from what felt like miles away. Now social distancing has been used to refer to how you

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Let’s talk about radical acceptance. What is it despite the obvious meaning of both words? Radical acceptance is a state of accepting things as they come and not fighting against the tide. Despite things not going your way or the way you expect, you embrace the change (or lack thereof) and practice stillness. It is the relinquishing of control and letting things come together the way they are meant to.

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I recently had an interesting chat with a follower of mine on social media who said in one of her lives that she has no problem going out alone to various social activities. I said to her that “this was bold” and she shared that she didn’t see it this way and that “she would not go out at all if she depended on other people.” This made me think

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Being in therapy was one of the best gifts I could give myself. I mean I waited twenty years to do it (once during the pandemic and once after it) and I gained so much awareness from it. It was very hard for me to admit that I had a problem. Very difficult to come to terms with that I needed professional help. Especially since I am a therapist. Therapists

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