Made Well-Minded

Hey there 👋  I wanna share some super important info with you:  (P.S. Follow my blog, as well as made_well_minded on Instagram and Facebook for more!) In the U.S., 26% of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental health disorder in a given year. It is estimated that 20% of children have mentalContinue reading “Made Well-Minded”

Assessment

I am not really a numbers person. I’ve always been pretty good at math, but assessment and statistics get a bit too complex for me. And most importantly, I’m uninterested. But, just when I thought that the Assessment and Research Methods class I am taking would do nothing for me, besides keep me from writingContinue reading “Assessment”

Responsive Thinking

We cannot go seconds without thinking. It is what makes humans so amazing. It is also what causes us to suffer so much, or it can help us thrive. We cannot control our thoughts completely. If I say flamingo, what comes to mind? You probably think of a pink bird standing on its tall legs.Continue reading “Responsive Thinking”

THE SELF

Self-centered – takes the focus or attention in most circumstances Selfish – putting one’s own needs in front of others all of the time Self-aware – keeping one’s own needs and the needs of others in consideration, as well as how the two might interact; finding a healthy balance between one’s own needs and howContinue reading “THE SELF”

Mom Guilt

I have never seen women put more pressure on themselves than those who are mothers. I have observed, facilitated, and participated in small, practice groups for therapy over the last several months. I have been truly amazed at the consistent, underlying theme in mothers. Some women in my groups spend all day with their children,Continue reading “Mom Guilt”

Miracles and Losses

Sometimes, some people get an awful hand in life. Sometimes, bad things happen to good people. I do not know why. I will never pretend to know.  I have met a lot of people who believe they have the answers. They do not. Once, I had some one point out during my grief after IContinue reading “Miracles and Losses”

Mindful of Therapy

Four years ago, amid postpartum anxiety, after being awake for several nights in a row, I could not understand why my body and my mind were not lining up. I was suffering from insomnia, and I was battling constant negative thinking. I was battling with all my might, trying so hard to get better. IContinue reading “Mindful of Therapy”

Control Freak

I had no idea I was a control freak until I was 30 years old. When I think of a control freak, I think of someone who must load the dishwasher a certain way. Some one who will reload the dishwasher if some one else does it “incorrectly.” I think of the type of personContinue reading “Control Freak”

Healthy Self-Care: What It Is and What It Is Not

In the rise of panic, I have told myself not to even engage with a single fearful thought. In the weight of sadness, I have come home from work to overeat pizza and ice cream. In the flicker of doubt, I have drank an extra glass of wine to feel confident. I have numbed myContinue reading “Healthy Self-Care: What It Is and What It Is Not”

I am here for you.

I am here to share research, knowledge, and tools to advocate for the importance of mental health. I am here to share what I learn as I become a therapist myself. I am here to share my story. I am here to share about the process of healing. I am here to speak for andContinue reading “I am here for you.”