We’ve heard the expression “don’t drunk text.” But have you ever heard anyone say “don’t text angry?” It’s the truth. When you are angry, you are more likely to tell the “truth,” however it will be off the cuff, blunt, possibly hurtful and not accomplish your ultimate goal. When you are feeling angry, it’s best […]
I was talking to my friend Jess, and she is a sensitive person like me. Unfortunately, there is a lack of empathy in our school system. Children are taught to focus on themselves and bettering their academic education. Empathy is something that should be taught in schools so that we can learn to be better […]
I have experienced stigma so hard lately. I have a severe anxiety disorder that causes me distress if I feel threatened in any way. Unfortunately, many people have little experience with anxious individuals and so I am continually misunderstood. I sent too many emails, or I call you after I get your voicemail just to […]
I have written seven books and I love writing. I’ve been writing since I was six-years-old, and I don’t play by the rules. I enjoy sentence fragments, semicolon usage, and offbeat humor. I often wish there was a sarcasm font and I still don’t understand why our society can’t get it together to have one. […]
There are people out there who don’t believe in therapy. I used to try to convince them about how therapy could help people. I felt like I was a therapy evangelist. I would stand on my soapbox and tell them why they were wrong. I’d try to sway them in the right direction. But, ultimately, […]
I’ve been thinking about romantic relationships including marriages and how similar they are to being a child in a kindergarten classroom. Here are my thoughts on the topic below.
When we are in kindergarten we learn to share. We are told that it is polite when you are playing with a toy to share with your friend. […]
I am full of self-doubt a lot of the time. I’m not sure entirely why this is, but it’s been around for as long as I can remember. Since I was a child I have second-guessed myself. I doubt my abilities even though I know inside I am capable of doing stuff. I am good at acting, writing, […]