Mindfulness has been a hot topic in our culture for some time now. Magazines have entire issues dedicated to this practice and its benefits. Mindfulness has been shown to decrease feelings of stress and depression, as well as contribute to a general improvement of physical health. Checking in with our thoughts, feelings, body sensations, and … Continue reading The Power of the Present Moment Experience Guest blogger Kristen McGeehon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5YasJVIL8M Finding a healthy sense of sexuality is one of the hardest, but most important things to do if you have sexual abuse, sexual assault or rape in your past. There is a well-intentioned but misguided sense that rape or sexual assault is an act of power and not an act of sex. This notion … Continue reading Reclaiming Sexuality after Sexual Trauma
So let me first start off with a full disclosure, I strongly dislike the word lazy, but I used it to get your attention. The word lazy is shaming and I don’t often see it really helping to get people back on track or back in action. However, I think it is important to have … Continue reading How We can Stay Busy and Be “Lazy” at the Same Time
Life transitions and change are an inevitable part of life; in our world, we are facing changes to our earth, our economy, our technology and even how we communicate. Even typing out this blog invites anxiety and worry into my own system while thinking about how rapidly my life has changed over the past few … Continue reading Why Are Life Transitions so Hard? Because Change Sucks GUEST BLOG: By Kristen McGeehon
Happy 4th of July! It’s a day to celebrate the idea of freedom, which of course, means something different to each of us. Freedom from oppression? Freedom from control? Freedom from the “shoulds in our life?” Freedom from what people think of us? Freedom from addiction? What are you celebrating freedom from today? Our population … Continue reading The Collective Mental Health of Our Nation
Honored to be published with goodtherapy.org. This month's article explored how we can go beyyond supporting marriage equality and using correct pronouns and really dive deep into what will lift our queer clients up, make them feel seen and provide a healing space for them. I explored the importance of bringing these topics into children's … Continue reading HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! How therapists can be better allies to the LGBTQIA community.
One of my favorite mantras is “Care Deeply AND Don’t Give a Fuck” I have written a lot about it in previous blogs. I think it captures this beautiful tight rope we have to walk as humans between being mindful of our impact on others, attending to our relationships AND letting go of what other’s … Continue reading The Price of “Not Giving a Fu*k”
Do you ever feel as though you’re unable to control your emotions? Or that your emotions are “too much” for any one person to handle? Do you find that it’s easier to lean on “retail therapy” or other impulses rather than opening up and talking about your experience? Perhaps you’ve always struggled with the ability … Continue reading The Real Root Behind a Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis BY KRISTEN MCGEEHON
Politics, trauma, racism, sexism, all the other isms, assault, abuse- the outside world can seem brutal at times. These types of trauma can truly take a toll on our systems and can leave us feeling powerless. When we are children, we NEED caregivers and the outside world to help us learn to regulate our … Continue reading Reclaiming Your Power When the Outside World Is Just Wrong.
Check out my latest goodtherapy blog- this one’s particularly personal with Mother’s Day and the anniversary of my mom’s death coming up. This day can be so complicated for so many of us and the month's article explores the many ways this day could land for us. Perhaps it's a Day of celebration and joy, … Continue reading Mother’s Day and Mental Health