198 SelfWork: Debunking the Myths About Suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and I want to be a part of debunking what are commonly believed myths concerning suicide. I also want to make sure you’re safe. If you become triggered, here’s the link to all the suicide services that are...

Five Commitments To Yourself If You Love (Or Have Loved) A Narcissist

Narcissism. That word gets thrown around a good deal these days to describe someone who’s self-absorbed, highly confident, or abrasive. But what is a true narcissist? And what are the troublesome dynamics if you love a narcissist? (The pronoun “he” is used...

Understanding And Overcoming Procrastination

I told myself when we first quarantined that I’d clean out the bathroom drawer where I keep my hairdryer. It’s August and it’s still not cleaned out. Maybe this newly revamped episode should be entitled “Procrastination Meets Pandemic.”...

How To Forgive Yourself: Five Not So Simple But Important Steps

Most of us are spending more time alone these days, and that might be causing us to look back on past actions with regret. If you’re having a difficult time forgiving yourself for some of them, then this post is for you.   The word forgive has several...

189 SelfWork: My Story and The Cost of Battling for Control

Transparency about my own journey with mental health has been very important to me, especially since writing on social media. And I’ve named the illnesses that I’ve experienced: panic disorder and anorexia.  But I haven’t told my story. The “why” of either...

187 SelfWork: Can Certain Anxieties Worsen During Covid-19?

The answer to the title question is yes. Most of us who aren’t in denial about the seriousness of this pandemic are experiencing more anxiety.. We’re washing our hands more – careful about what we pick up or how we touch things – wearing masks or even face...