Self-Care Isn’t Just Bubble-Baths and Candles

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others”—Christopher Germer I’m pretty big on self-care. As I said in my last article, the older I get, the more I realize that my wants and needs are priorities, too. My version of self-care means that I generally wake up early, […]

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A Normal Life

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. –Leonard Cohen America has an interesting relationship with mental illness. It loves to observe mental illness from a distance. Usually, that distance is provided safely by a screen and a room full of writers. Then the writers produce shows like Perception, where the […]

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You Are Breaking My Heart, New Motherhood

The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak and sing with us when we are strong. ~ Sark It is a time that many women dream of. A time when we imagine we will walk side-by-side with our mothers, sisters, and friends on cool fall and […]

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Why We Need Men to Seek Therapy

“When men suffer from mental health problems in silence and fall victim to substance abuse or suicide, it’s often women and girls who are left to pick up the pieces and take on caregiving burdens.” – Wizdom Powell   I was crying to my mother over a long-distance call from Rome to New Jersey and […]

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Creativity for Mental Health

An article about art therapy, writing for therapy, and music meditation for mental wellness and stress relief.

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