When “I’m Bored” is really “I’m Lonely”

Ever on life’s journey of healing, I have found the focus of my “work” this spring has been attending to the wounds of late childhood (8-13). In the past few weeks, this has culminated in several moments of illumination. Like big picture – connect the dots in a way that has been extremely validating toContinue reading “When “I’m Bored” is really “I’m Lonely””

Happy Pride Y’all

I wanted to share this IG post with y’all as well. I realize I have not shared much (if any) about this aspect of my identity & June is the month to do it 😊🏳️‍🌈 I received this message this morning. Boy did it bring out the boo-hoo’s in me!! This is the first timeContinue reading “Happy Pride Y’all”

Fuck You Greg – Thoughts to gov abbot Regarding Texas SB 8

I’m currently 31 years old. I’ve never had an abortion, as I have never been pregnant. As an emotionally sensitive child, I spent a good amount of my childhood observing how exhausted the adults around me were. My parents were divorced and I was keen enough to pick up on the fact that my presenceContinue reading “Fuck You Greg – Thoughts to gov abbot Regarding Texas SB 8”

My Break Up Letter to Texas

All my life, I have been very proud to be a Texan. I grew up in a suburb of Houston and have never lived farther than a couple hours from the city. I have degrees from Texas A&M #tamu and University of Houston #gocoogs. While I have experienced wanderlust a couple of times in myContinue reading “My Break Up Letter to Texas”

What do you mean I’m DEPRESSED?

Last Tuesday, my boyfriend called me out on some shit. His exact word’s: “You’ve been incredibly irritable for weeks and you’re not sleeping – I think you’re depressed.” He hit the nail on the head. The funny thing – it had never crossed my mind – the LPC who has dealt with depression for theContinue reading “What do you mean I’m DEPRESSED?”

1 Commitment – 6 DBT Skills

Last February as part of my healing journey, I reached out to a couple of local martial arts studios. Two years into active engagement in my shadow work had brought me to a new level of personal understanding. But I was still struggling to let go of the grip the trauma had on my body.Continue reading “1 Commitment – 6 DBT Skills”

Functions of Emotions

Why do we have emotions? Have you ever taken time to ponder that question? Emotions are universal – we all experience them. And yet, they aren’t something we tend to put a lot of thought into. Unless they are creating problems for our lives. Then we head to the therapist office to unpack our emotionsContinue reading “Functions of Emotions”

Just Do the Thing

Did you know that humans tend to be fairly inaccurate when predicting future emotional states? Take anxiety for example. We can spend hours or even days obsessing over a task that needs to be done. Maybe an unpleasant email or phone call – a task that in and of itself will consume less than halfContinue reading “Just Do the Thing”

Practicing Radical Acceptance with the “Little Stuff”

Yesterday, Radical Acceptance was my personal theme from the Universe. I started my work day by reviewing this skill with one of my individual DBT clients. During our discussion of her homework practice, she shared an Ah ha! moment she experienced over the weekend: This skill that isn’t only for the big stuff! It canContinue reading “Practicing Radical Acceptance with the “Little Stuff””