Why aren’t you going to therapy? (The myths and stigma of therapy)

I’m not crazy or suicidal. It’s not that bad.  But don’t you want it to be better? There are actually very few people who I know who I don’t think would benefit from therapy at some point in their life. Therapy doesn’t have to be only for those who are fighting severe mental illness, therapy … More Why aren’t you going to therapy? (The myths and stigma of therapy)

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How To Parent (A completely anecdotal view based only on the personalities of two children)

I honestly have no idea how people write entire books on parenting. How they can provide blanketed advance to so many parents when each child is inevitably unique? Before I had children, I, like many others, was a naïve know-it-all. And to top it off I was a “neglected” middle child who believed very firmly … More How To Parent (A completely anecdotal view based only on the personalities of two children)

The Search for Happiness

About a year ago I started researching how to be happy. The search has become more intense over the past three months. I have read stacks of books, scoured Pinterest, reached out to people who seem genuinely happy and devoured countless articles–including all twenty articles detailing the things that happy/successful/c-level/productive people do each morning. Much to my … More The Search for Happiness

My Struggle

I vividly remember the first time I was diagnosed with depression. I was 21 and spending the summer at Ohio University working as a waitress at a diner and taking summer classes. I wasn’t sure what was wrong with me, but I knew something was off. I had been an overachiever my entire life and … More My Struggle