(Trigger warning: suicide) I stopped and started writing this post several times. While I was not a regular follower of Stephen “tWitch” Boss, I knew him from the Ellen DeGeneres Show and from the videos that he and his wife Allison shared on social media of their fun choreographed dances. I was always struck by… Read More Why is tWitch’s Death Hitting Me So Hard?
I love iced coffee. A true New Englander, I will drink iced coffee daily no matter the season. I will make it at home but I prefer Starbucks and the baristas at my local store know me by name. I also love a good coffee shop…the vibe, the smell, all the tasty possibilities…but I digress.… Read More Iced Coffee
Lately I’ve discovered the joy of walking. A former runner forced to slow down by her aching knees and hips, I was sure I’d hate walking. I never thought a brisk walk could possibly give me the same physical and mental health benefits as a good long run. I am happy to say I was… Read More Take A Walk With Me
As the holidays approach, it’s a great time to think about how to maintain your mental health, particularly as a working mom. The holidays are fun for some, fraught for others, and may bring up many emotions and stressors. There is lots of pressure for the holidays to be a joyous time (particularly for parents)… Read More Mental Health Tips for the Holidays
I am proud to announce that I just completed my Ph.D. in self-care. Well, sort of. I went to “class” every week. There was homework and sometimes reading and oh-so-much discussion. You can’t quite call me Doctor, but I am a recent graduate – from nearly seven years in psychotherapy. At the beginning of my… Read More Commencement
My son always had some struggles with peers, the need for constant limit-setting, and an immense amount of energy. Despite doing well in school and no major problems that we were aware of, he would cry for hours at night about not wanting to go to school the next day. We had tried therapy twice… Read More I Wish I Could Die
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In honor of that recognition, I came across the following graphic on one of my favorite Instagram pages (shout out to @schoolpsychlife). As soon as I saw it, I shrugged it off thinking, “not *my* people.” Of course, I surround myself with awesome, aware, non-judgmental people who would equally… Read More An Ode to Therapy
This time last year I shared with you the Positivity Challenge. It’s something that has truly changed my outlook on my life and my relationships. Trying to remember the positives in each day doesn’t always come easy, but creating the habit of focusing on the positives has overall changed my mental well-being for the best.… Read More I’m a Work in Progress and That’s OK.
The following is a guest post from Laura Stott. Laura is a wife, mom to a seven-year-old and four-year-old, and a high school history teacher on the shoreline, where she also grew up. She loves being near the beach and the woods, and having deep roots, though she wishes all of her family were closer.… Read More I Hate Anxiety
Is it too late to talk about New Years’ goals…or intentions? I’m one of those who doesn’t make resolutions because it sets me up for failure. What works for me is to set up a goal for each month. For instance, in January, my monthly goal is to move my body in some way for… Read More Happiness is Not a Baseline