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    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…

    Fake It ‘Til You Make It

      I bet you’ve heard the phrase a few times, “fake it ’til you make it”, but do you understand what it means? It means that even though you may feel bad, you can put on a happy face and fake feeling good.  This means: joining in on conversations, smiling, joking, acting with confidence….all the […] Read more…

    Sometimes Depression Wins

    Yesterday I woke up feeling ok, but after a couple of hours I felt depressed.  So I did exactly the opposite of what I should have done and went  back to bed.  What should I have done?  Gone outside, get out of the house, read my therapy notebook, journal, make a gratitude list…anything but go […] Read more…

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