Are you the Drama Addict?Guest Blog Kristen McGeehon

Drama, drama, drama. You’re having the same argument for the third time this week (and the past 12 weeks), and you can’t seem to get past it. Maybe you’ve quit a third job in 6 months because you cannot seem to get along with your boss or coworkers. If you keep finding yourself in these … Continue reading Are you the Drama Addict?Guest Blog Kristen McGeehon

When you’re running on an empty bucket

Ideally, we are supposed to grow up with loving and protective parents that are curious about who we really are, they nurture and support us, they teach us how to protect ourselves and take care of ourselves. Our caregivers’ voices become our internal voice. We internalize the way they spoke to us as a way … Continue reading When you’re running on an empty bucket

Are You The Toxic One?

In my latest contribution to good therapy.org, I explore ten questions to ask if you are a toxic person? Do you shame people or try to compete with them when they are struggling or celebrating?  Maybe you indulge in attention-seeking behaviors on social media for some "snatch and grab" validation? It is my belief that … Continue reading Are You The Toxic One?

The Power of the Present Moment Experience Guest blogger Kristen McGeehon

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

How We can Stay Busy and Be “Lazy” at the Same Time

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

The Collective Mental Health of Our Nation

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

The Real Root Behind a Borderline Personality Disorder Diagnosis BY KRISTEN MCGEEHON

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

Reclaiming Your Power When the Outside World Is Just Wrong.

  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.

Mother’s Day and Mental Health

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

Why Trauma Might be at the Root of Your Scarcity Mentality

“I’m not enough. I don’t have enough. I don’t have enough time. I don’t have enough energy. I am not skinny enough, pretty enough, young enough, happy enough, grateful enough….” The list goes on and on if you struggle with scarcity mentality. As I was processing with a client who was struggling with some of … Continue reading Why Trauma Might be at the Root of Your Scarcity Mentality