Have You Considered Therapy?

My desire for a second baby was the push I needed to finally seek counseling. I found a therapist through my insurance (who, of course, barely covered the fees…) and reluctantly showed up for my first appointment. I showed up, which is the hardest and most important step, but I was not at all sure about what I’d just signed up for. I was nervous, anxious, judgmental, un-trusting and had set my walls up as high as possible. I wanted help, but this was kind of scary. I am 100% supportive of every and anyone seeing a therapist, but it’s very different when it comes to myself, and I think a huge majority of people feel this way.

The Magical Powers of Meditation

magical powers of meditation

Whenever I write about anxiety and how to heal, I almost always mention meditation. I’ve read numerous articles, books and research on the subject, BUT (truth time), I wasn’t actually practicing what I preach. I believed it was wonderful and worked, just didn’t believe it was for me. Oh, how that has changed my friends! […]

Dash’s Birth Story: A “Magical” Redemption Story

On June 13th at 9:20pm, our son, Dashiell Sheldon (Dash) entered the world. It was truly one of the most extraordinary and happiest experiences of my life. It was also, virtually the opposite of how I felt after Luna’s birth. (The “not-so-magical experience“). Dash’s birth was my do-over, but like all births, it didn’t go […]

Coping With Anxiety, Depression and Stress During the Holidays

The holidays are great. They’re full of joy, good memories, tradition and quality time with friends and family. For most, it’s their favorite time of the year. However, they are not always full of just joy. In fact, merry season, full of memories and big events can often be a trigger for stress, anxiety, depression and panic […]