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Carving Out Me Time

Carving Out Me Time

I’m an Anxious Person by Nature In college, my perfectionism led to so much stress that I fell into a dark bout of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I’m not talking about the organizing-your-closet-by-color kind of OCD. I’m talking about the check-everything-five-times-before-leaving-the-house-or-surely-the universe-will-make-something-terrible-happen-to-you type of OCD. My mind had me in this game, and the stresses of […]

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Postpartum Depression

“But I’m a Therapist!” The Beast That Is Postpartum Depression and Anxiety

“Tonight I stood next to my daughter’s crib as tears started to build up. How could something so innocent, so beautiful, so wanted, bring so much hurt. Hurt because I feel guilty for feeling hurt, and hurt because after just 5 months, my marriage feels broken. Having a baby seemed like the perfect next step […]

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We Are All Broken

We Are All Broken

Do you ever feel like the universe is trying to tell you something? Well, lately, it’s been telling me this: We are all broken. I just finished reading Jennifer Weiner’s book All Fall Down about a well-educated, upper-middle-class wife, mother, and writer who becomes addicted to pain medication. Though the story is fiction, there are […]

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5 Practical Self Care Actions for Every Mom

5 Practical Self Care Actions for Every Mom

When you become a mother, gears are shifted, and everything becomes about your child. It’s pretty much inevitable that your days will become focused on feeding, bathing, nurturing, supervising, and managing your child’s health and well-being. It’s a natural shift, and you’re doing the right thing. But often times, moms are left feeling like a tiny […]

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