Some Random Ramblings

First thing is first, I'm sorry I've not been around much. I'm trying to periodically read posts, like them, and comment. I want you all to know I'm still about, supporting you and quietly cheering you all on as you progress in your individual journeys. I've been even worse at actually creating posts. I've been [...]

Dissociative Experiences Scale and My Latest EMDR Session

I had EMDR therapy yesterday. We are still doing a lot of preparing for the really difficult work. As a part of that K gave me a dissociative experiences scale to fill out. When I did it the first time I answered with the mentality of... none of this is me at all. That was [...]

Progression in EMDR therapy

Hello loves, It's been a while since I've mentioned anything about my progress in EMDR therapy, as I've mostly just been building the relationship with this new therapist. I was definitely skeptical of her for a while. But, she is starting to grow on me. I've still asked J (my group therapist, who is leaving [...]

I Spoke too Soon

Well, I guess I jinxed group therapy. Our group therapist told us today that she would be passing the group off to another therapist. While I logically understand that she is doing this to spend more time with her family, emotionally it feels like being given up on by another person. I literally just said [...]

An Update (because I can’t sleep)

Hello loves, It is currently 4:11 am where I am located. And, I can't sleep. So, I figured I would give everyone an update. I know I have been pretty quiet lately. I've just been trying to recharge after my summer semester. School: I will start with school since it is fresh on my mind. [...]

An Update

A lot has changed for me recently. I've not been posting much because I've been in a mental space where I feel like everything I say just doesn't come out right, so it is best not to even bother. But, I miss the wordpress community, so I am going to try and summarize where things [...]

A Space for Love in Therapy

This blog won't be long. I don't have a lot to say on this topic, simply that I think there should be space for love in therapy. I know that's taboo. That's why we have empathy and unconditional positive regard. I get how therapists have worked really hard to protect the boundaries of the therapeutic [...]

Why it is okay to express emotions

Preface: This day 3 years ago I wrote the following on my facebook feed: "All the best characters in the best books cause us (or help us) to feel things we'd otherwise be too afraid to feel, the things left unexpressed without the intervention of literary provocation, without the safe space between words on pages. [...]

A Look into my 3rd Therapy Session

As you know by now, I started therapy with a new therapist (a clinical psychologist) recently. There isn't that intense draw to her that I felt with C but she does know how to ask the right questions and I do feel less like I am at risk of being judged by her, so these [...]

Wanderlust: Not a Total Bust

This morning, during my coffee routine, I wrote about being grumbly and up early for Wanderlust. I made light of being up before the light because I was excited to try something new. But, Texas had other plans for we yogis today. It was a windy 40 something degrees. Texans are not used to this [...]