Stop Licking Me And Get Your Butt Out Of My Face…

…was honestly, not something I ever expected to cross my mind during a therapy session. However, due to the on-going quarantines surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, my regular therapy session yesterday was a teletherapy session. And this meant among other things that my cat was something that came up during the session. Literally. In all seriousness, […]

Mental Health Solutions in the Era of Social Distancing

The world has changed dramatically over the past several weeks. And it may be several months before things return to normal. So, what does that mean for access to mental health treatment, which already had certain hurdles? In some cases, the Coronavirus might be tearing down those walls. First, if you see a therapist in […]

Writing Realizations

I’ve been trying to do more writing recently. Creative writing on books I’ve been tinkering around with, personal writing in the form of journaling, blogging, and also trying to establish myself as a copywriter (side note, if you need a copywriter, check out my other site, The Write Juan, or contact me). Writing for me […]

Missing the Flavor in the Mac and Cheese

Yesterday, my therapist and I talked about the need for me to get outside of my bubble more often. It should be noted that while I like the idea, at least in theory, the mere phrase triggers twinges of anxiety within me in practice. I am so reluctant to try new things unless someone else […]

I’ll Stick With Zombies, Thanks

During my therapy session yesterday, my therapist and I were talking about how I can at least do something positive when in the midst of a depressive episode, even if it is just watching something I enjoy on Netflix because I don’t have the energy for anything else. She suggested that I could watch uplifting […]

Missing Motivation

One of the things I worked on in my last therapy appointment, and have had a hard time with throughout my battle with depression and anxiety, is motivation. Especially when I am in the midst of a major depressive episode, motivation seems to be missing in action. And I mean any motivation. Motivation to shower. […]

Living in a Snowglobe

It is snowing here today. Big flakes are floating gently passed the window as I write this, giving the neighborhood the semblance of a snowglobe. And as I watch the flakes fall, I can’t help but think that is an apt analogy for what is going on in my head. Because snowglobes only take on […]