Mental Health: The Apathetic Monster

Last week, I heard someone say they couldn’t understand why they’re anxious when they have a pretty good life. I hear a lot of people say that, or question their problem, because they seem to have a pretty good life. People always inquire why this or that celebrity committed suicide because they had a great … Read moreMental Health: The Apathetic Monster

Stepping Stones in Self-Growth

Since November of last year I have really began to grasp the severity and importance of mental health problems. I slowly became more comfortable discussing the stigmatized subject. With the help of a semi-traumatic event last November (and I’m not certain I’m dramatizing that either), I was pushed into advocating for mental health to be … Read moreStepping Stones in Self-Growth

The Power of Shame Resilience: Brené Brown’s on Shame, Connection, and Empathy

It’s been a couple of months since my therapist introduced me to Brené Brown. Her book The Gifts of Imperfection changed my life; it helped me understand how to sit with my vulnerability and discover my authentic self. After finishing that book, I scoured bookstores and online websites for more of Brown’s work. I found her book I … Read moreThe Power of Shame Resilience: Brené Brown’s on Shame, Connection, and Empathy

Depression: You Don’t Have to Walk Alone

Depression is drowning in an ocean of despair while another part of you is cutting away your lifeline that would keep you from drowning. Can you imagine how frightening that could be? Imagine fighting that fight every day. Depression can come and go for me. I have good days, bad days, and really, really bad … Read moreDepression: You Don’t Have to Walk Alone

What You Need to Know

I need you to know something. When I’m depressed, I’m not myself. Or maybe I am myself…it’s hard to imagine ever being happy. When I’m depressed, I don’t mean what I say. If I’m upset or angry with you, I don’t mean to be. However, it means I’m not getting what I need to in … Read moreWhat You Need to Know

What do you see? #Compassion

What do you see? #Compassion First I must ask..does it kill to be good ? Do you feel that you need to receive something back for doing a good deed? Hold that thought,We’ll come back to these questions in time. But for now, lets use our imagination.. Take a walk with me, lets go down … Read moreWhat do you see? #Compassion

On Empathy Today…

Though most of my work is influenced by my empathic nature today, I very rarely write articles that expressly discuss being an empath in a self-destructive world.  I have reasons, of course, and some are quite logical, even.  😉  But the bottom line for me has been that there is simply so much available material … Read moreOn Empathy Today…

How to Forgive Yourself: Learning to Accept Yourself

Guilt is good. Yes! Guilt actually encourages people to have more empathy for others, to take corrective action, and to improve themselves. Self-forgiveness after guilt is self-essential to esteem, which is key to enjoying life and relationships. Yet, for many, self-acceptance remains elusive because of unhealthy guilt. Unhealthy guilt causes anger and resentment, not only … Read moreHow to Forgive Yourself: Learning to Accept Yourself