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

you forgot to love yourself in your own love language(s)

Do you ever feel like, while in bed and just before falling asleep, you're missing something? Not a task, nothing work related, but like something's missing at the very end of your day. One final love ya squeeze. Some self-affirmations. More time to think? Something... I feel this way many nights and yet each time… Continue reading you forgot to love yourself in your own love language(s)

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