I was often lonely growing up, and still feel that way at times. I’m very introverted, don’t like parties, feel my energy drain in social situations, and have a difficult time trusting others or being vulnerable. During college, I was acutely aware of how alone I was. I’d been homeschooled growing up, so there wasn’t … More Loneliness As A Choice
Knowing when to book an appointment with a therapist can be tricky, as I’ve witnessed in my own life. A lot of people see therapy as a last resort, while others suggest therapy at the slightest sign something may be “wrong.” I believe finding the middle line is important. I grew up struggling with severe … More When Should I See A Therapist?
Hello! I hope today finds you well. I’m very excited to announce to you the next step on my journey expanding the Discovering Wholeness blog! In addition to adding podcasts to the blog and scheduling posts to release every Saturday (already scheduled for the next couple of months!), I wanted to create a Patreon where … More [Announcement!] – Patreon
Do you enjoy sadness? Anger? Frustration? Or only happiness, peace, passion, and contentment? Did you know you CAN enjoy sadness, anger, and frustration? I didn’t until recently. But think about it. Is there pleasure in being happy and content all the time? Is there happiness without pain? Would we enjoy it as much? Would excitement … More Treasuring A Range Of Emotions
Below is my first-ever podcast episode! Here I wanted to share with you more about the process of change, specifically what those moments of high-effort and what feels like zero growth are all about.
It was something I didn’t expect. I knew love wasn’t like in the movies, but part of me still believed I would have butterflies, ecstasy, and that a relationship would catapult me into the best time of my life. Boy was I wrong. In my first relationship, I did feel all those things: butterflies, walking … More Relationship Anxiety: What Is It?
I don’t talk about this often. Where anxiety and depression are much more understood now than they were even five years ago, OCD is something that’s still hard to admit to myself or others. It seems obscure, bizarre, strange, and silly. And the worst thing is that I think so, too. How silly! To think … More OCD