I have noticed that we are surrounded by “coaches” in mental health treatment. My intention in writing this isn’t to put down what anyone has chosen to do. There are some great individuals offering coaching services. Everyone is entitled to share their own experience and advice. So, I’ll share mine. I think we have to … More Beware of ‘Mental Health Coaches’
I think I am approaching an age where I have to start taking care of my body or risk hobbling around like a 90 year old lady. I am only in my early 30’s, but I’ve already begun to have back and neck pain, joint pain, nerve issues and digestive issues. I take ibuprofen like … More Accountability Post #1 For Health Goals
One of my favorite movies is “Cast Away” with Tom Hanks. I always put on the DVD when I have nothing else to watch, and at this point I have seen it a hundred times. At some point when it is playing I can expect my boyfriend to chime in about how boring the film … More Chronic Illness Is Like ‘Cast Away’ To Me
I used to think that meditation was all about giving yourself a few minutes to unwind by sitting quietly and clearing your mind, which ultimately would help you to feel less stressed. Then I would attempt to meditate, and I would be unsuccessful in clearing my mind and I would become frustrated. The whole process … More Meditation is Making My Brain Fit
Multiple people have asked me if I have tried marijuana or CBD for my OCD. Here is what I want you to know: Chasing cures is very much a part of OCD. I’m not sure exactly what it is about “natural” or “holistic” treatments that are so appealing when conventional methods probably have more … More Will Marijuana Help My OCD?
Something that has always been a barrier to my own fitness goals is having the motivation to do it. There are only so many hours in the day, and often by the time that I can put time into a workout, I am just not feeling it for one reason or another. I have often … More Getting Motivated For a Healthier Lifestyle
Several years ago (almost 4, if we’re counting) I had a regular running schedule. My physical and mental health were in a completely different place than they are now. I had a change in jobs and my stress levels increased, causing me to let the regimen go entirely. I have tried so many times to … More Making Strides