managing self- and emotional-preservation after the overturning of Roe v. Wade

This is a post for those of us who know that is it imperative that we FIGHT, and simultaneously have a barrier to fighting, whatever it may be. Our barrier is a barrier, but it’s not a shutdown. There is a way to care for yourself and participate fully. If any of the following apply to you, you’re in… Continue reading managing self- and emotional-preservation after the overturning of Roe v. Wade

what Jen Gotch taught me about perfectionism

I read The Upside of Being Down for several reasons: I love ban.do, I’m interested in mental health, I love memoirs, and the title is catchy af. I wish that were my title. I’m glad I did. Not only is the book title catchy af, Jen’s experience with perfectionism is relatable af. It’s cathartic to… Continue reading what Jen Gotch taught me about perfectionism

when “interest” doesn’t cut it anymore — when to stay, when to leave your job

It’s me again, writing about jobs. In this video, I answered the question “do we have to like our jobs?” (Spoiler: the answer is no. In fact, we romanticize the idea of loving our jobs. YOU DON’T NEED TO. It may have benefits but it also has drawbacks.) Today we’re talking about being interested in… Continue reading when “interest” doesn’t cut it anymore — when to stay, when to leave your job

what to do when you’re perceived as weak at work

It sucks when your mental illness colors how people see you. Believe me when I say You’re not your mental illness. Recently at work — since disclosing mental health problems, I might add— I feel as if I’ve been treated differently than before. It’s hard to know if this is intentional or not. I find… Continue reading what to do when you’re perceived as weak at work

healthy work-from-home habits 🤪 / mental health and covid-19 🦠

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RJcu-3IR7M COVID-19 has lots of us working from home. COVID-19 has lots of us struggling with our mental health. Working from home generally brings two things, sometimes together, sometimes one or the other, and that is: isolation, and burnout -- which are rarely ever good for our mental health.  And essentially this virus has given… Continue reading healthy work-from-home habits 🤪 / mental health and covid-19 🦠

all about OVERSHARING – have i said too much already? #healthyrelationships

https://youtu.be/qfwpxIBtcRY On today’s #mentalhealthmonday, today we're going to take a break from everything coronavirus / COVID-19, and we're going to talk about oversharing, specifically oversharing in new relationships (romantic, friend, workplace). This is a topic that I really just started digging into this past week after listening to this podcast episode about oversharing. Questions answered:… Continue reading all about OVERSHARING – have i said too much already? #healthyrelationships

healthy #mentalhealth habits at work *new job* *MY experience*

https://youtu.be/pun55MIXmSc Today I wanted to share how I am establishing healthy habits EARLY at a new job and what these look like *FOR ME*. I am frankly SCARED that my mental health is going to decline and then mess up me job so i'm really trying to be intentional in the first few weeks for… Continue reading healthy #mentalhealth habits at work *new job* *MY experience*

obsessive compulsive *PERSONALITY* disorder – what is it + what does it look like in the workplace?

https://youtu.be/jNBGt2MESi0 On today's #mentalhealthmonday, I answer: What IS obsessive compulsive personality disorder?What is the difference between obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?What are elements of OCPD that can be equated with "positive" traits in the workplace/academia? (In the video above, I call these "pros" of OCPD – that's really not what… Continue reading obsessive compulsive *PERSONALITY* disorder – what is it + what does it look like in the workplace?

FREE WORKSHEET DOWNLOAD! | Letting go of past-self comparison

past-self_comparison_worksheet-fillableDownload It's a fillable PDF so you can type right in it, or you can print it! _________ https://youtu.be/Yb4rrCaOIpc “I used to be so ____” | Letting go of our past selves | Past-self comparison Social comparison is just a thing.  Everybody does it.  And I think we’re told often to “not compare yourselves” and… Continue reading FREE WORKSHEET DOWNLOAD! | Letting go of past-self comparison