A Therapist Signs Up For Therapy: Shame, Acceptance, Vulnerability

"If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can't survive." - Brené Brown I've been a mental health therapist for over three years now; a licensed one for over a year. I love what I do. I find that people thrive the most when they are validated and their … Continue reading A Therapist Signs Up For Therapy: Shame, Acceptance, Vulnerability

Patience.

Patient - "bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint; not hasty or impetuous; steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity". (Definition found here.) It's been a while since I've blogged, guys. 2016 is over. My yoga teacher training is complete. Donald Trump was elected President (which I started a blog about, but never finished. If … Continue reading Patience.

Finding Self Compassion

Hello, lovelies! Well, it's been over a month since I last wrote a blog post for you all. I have no real reason for this. I have a lot of excuses I could make, but I'm not going to rely on them. It HAS been a busy month. I started my yoga teacher training in … Continue reading Finding Self Compassion

Ways to Practice Self Care: Empathy and Self Compassion

Hello, lovelies! May is mental health awareness month, so I thought I would take the opportunity to focus today's post on mental health. As a mental health counselor, I often talk to my clients about the importance of self care. And when I say often, I talk about it so much to the point that … Continue reading Ways to Practice Self Care: Empathy and Self Compassion

Community: Where To Go From Here

Hello, lovelies! I've been thinking about community lately. Recently my husband and I made a move that allowed us to be closer to friends and family members. This move has been great for our social life and for learning how to balance work, play, and continuing to build on our marriage. Life is full of … Continue reading Community: Where To Go From Here

Depression: Postpartum & Yoga

Hello, lovelies! How was everyone's Thanksgiving? We spent ours with family. There was lots of good eatin' and laughing. Unfortunately, I ended up getting really sick after our big meal. Being sick when you are wanting to spend time with family members you don't see on a regular basis is not a fun experience. 😦 … Continue reading Depression: Postpartum & Yoga

Depression: A Yoga Sequence

Hello, lovelies! Today on the blog I will be sharing a yoga sequence I designed to help alleviate some symptoms of depression. I hope you'll use this sequence as a base for your practice or as your main flow when feeling a little blue. My purpose when making this sequence was to provide as much … Continue reading Depression: A Yoga Sequence

Depression: Breathing

Hello, lovelies! Several weeks ago, I started a small series on depression. I got a little sidetracked, with moving and starting a new job, but I'm coming back around to this series now! A few posts back, I discussed how yoga helps with depression. I've been reading a wonderful book about yoga and depression by … Continue reading Depression: Breathing

Depression: How Does Yoga Help?

Hello, lovelies! Last week, I wrote about what depression is and some stats that go along with that. I've been reading the book Yoga for Depression by Amy Weintraub lately to go along with these posts, because honestly, I wasn't quite sure where to go from here. It's hard to say what works and doesn't … Continue reading Depression: How Does Yoga Help?

Depression: What Is It?

Hello, lovelies! Today I'm going to be starting a short series on depression and yoga. This can sometimes be a hard topic to read or talk about, so if you feel the need to skip over any of these posts, I understand. Just know that help is out there and that you're not alone. If … Continue reading Depression: What Is It?