Feeling With

Feeling With

Culture tells us that emotions make us weak, soft or broken if in abundance. This narrative will have us believe that there is something wrong with us when feeling emotional and it can lead us to disconnect from ourselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I used to really believe this and...
Connection as Prevention

Connection as Prevention

Slowly, I am getting back into the swing of work life here. And the theme of the week I’m noticing is about #connection. ⠀ ⠀ Yesterday, we found out who’s responsible for the #Austinbombings and there’s so much to observe and so much to say. ⠀ ⠀ The...
Stress + The 3 Sisters of Your Brain

Stress + The 3 Sisters of Your Brain

For better or for worse, when we get stressed out so many of the activities we associate with being human are out of reach. We can’t seem think straight. Or connect the dots between ideas. Focus? SQUIRREL! The inner taskmaster? She’s clocked out for the day. What’s...
The Power of Music

The Power of Music

Music. Oh, music. Being a native from the Live Music Capital of the World – music is and always will be integrated into my life. Music can give words and sounds to accurately describe any feeling state. It’s an art form that can validate and move you through various...
Fight Activist Fatigue With These 7 Strategies

Fight Activist Fatigue With These 7 Strategies

As a therapist who works with sexual and domestic violence survivors, I cannot pretend that I am unbiased in response to politics. I subscribe to feminist therapy ideology and believe that “the personal is political and the political is personal.” As such, I own that...
Humor Has a Very Important Place in Therapy

Humor Has a Very Important Place in Therapy

While we would never want to rely exclusively on one protective style in life, or in therapy, humor can be incredibly helpful. When I was in college, I worked at the Sanger Learning and Career Center. I was an Accounting Assistant and later a Peer Academic Coach and...