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    Affirmations

    Affirmations are positive and active statements we make about our lives and ourselves.  It often helps to repeat them throughout the day.  Some of the affirmations will give you pause and you might wonder if you can bring them to life.  Have faith in yourself and approach these affirmations with an open heart. It takes […] Read more…

    Self-Care

    What is self-care? Self-care is taking active steps every day to protect, nurture and care for yourself. Doing something every day that brings you joy, even if it’s just a spark. It’s eating healthy foods and exercising. It’s talking back to that annoyingly negative voice that tries to insinuate itself into your thoughts. Self-care looks […] Read more…

    Setting Boundaries

    Establishing boundaries in your life is a great way of respecting and protecting yourself. Boundaries are the physical, emotional and mental limits we put in place to protect ourselves from being manipulated, used or violated. Boundaries are necessary for good mental health. They provide healthy limits to what you are willing to do. How do […] Read more…

    Guest Post, Dr. Melissa Welby, Choosing a Psychiatrist

    Dr. Melissa Welby is a Harvard trained psychiatrist in private practice in Connecticut.  She writes a blog, https://www.drmelissawelby.com/blog/, where she shares her reflections on various topics related to psychiatry and tips to improve overall well-being. I asked Dr. Welby to share her thoughts on choosing a psychiatrist and she provided several questions you can ask […] Read more…

    PTSD

      I hardly ever talk about the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that I have. It stems from growing up with a narcissistic, alcoholic father who emotionally and verbally abused me, my Mom and my brother. He belittled us every chance he got. Nothing was ever good enough…not grades, jobs…nothing. He also had a volatile […] Read more…

    I Went to the Grocery Store Today

    I went to the grocery store today.   I’ve been fighting some pretty severe anxiety the last couple of weeks. Brought on by who knows what. But, luckily, my psychiatrist and I have learned some stuff about my illness. Its weak points. What it responds to. Mostly medication but some Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy too. The last […] Read more…