Therapy Homework: “Love Letters” Technique

I am not going to lie, I was going to adamantly not do this weeks therapy homework. When Dr. W gave me the paper that says, "The purpose of this love letter is to express and resolve all the negative feelings that prevent you from experiencing and sharing the love you feel deep inside", I thought, "this [...]

EmBODY Love and Almost Motherhood

Yesterday I had the privilege of participating in an embody love workshop (if you want to learn more, you can go here: http://embodylovemovement.org), the idea of which is to empower women to accept themselves for exactly who they are and what their bodies are; it essentially works toward breaking down the insiduousness of microagressions and patriarchal [...]

This Week in Therapy Land

I showed Dr. W my picture of leaves on a stream (from her first analogy, find more here: A Look into my 3rd Therapy Session). She was so pleased that I took the initiative to draw this out that she gave me a new one to draw this week. -_- If you're wondering, yes, I drew [...]

Loving Yourself When You’re the Toxic Person

We are, on occasion, going to be the Toxic person in our relationships. This is probably one of the hardest things to admit to ourselves because let's be real, it is easier if the hurt is the other person's fault. But sometimes, it just isn't. Sometimes it is us reenacting past behaviors, creating very real present [...]

Let me Grow to Maturity in Missouri

This morning I sat curled up in the fetal position, in an old wooden chair, in an unfamiliar place, having Thai tea instead of my normal morning coffee/protein shake. In the midst of all this unknown, I was awed by the beauty all around me. I thought for a second, maybe this is what growth [...]