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Memoirs of Mental Health: Viola Davis

I enjoyed reviewing Viola Davis' memoir, Finding Me, on the podcast. Below, you'll find those episodes in order. Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this content, feel free to buy me a coffee to support the blog and podcast. Be sure to sign up for my email list, to receive new articles and podcast...[ read more ]

Memoirs of Mental Health: Keke Palmer

I'm pretty sure that Keke Palmer is one of the youngest people whose memoir I've read. Today, I'm excited to share some of the insights that I've gained from her book, I Don't Belong to you: Quiet the Noise and Find your Voice. Mental Health Insights I believe that a lot of millennials and gen-z folks will resonate with this...[ read more ]

What are Eating Disorders?

To help keep myself sane during COVID19, I've been reading a ton of books. One topic that I wanted to refresh my memory on has been eating disorders, especially after I saw "To the Bone" on Netflix, which I highly recommend. Today, I'll be providing a user-friendly overview of the three categories of eating disorders listed in the DSM5: Anorexia...[ read more ]

Memoirs of Mental Health: James Taylor

Today, I'm excited to share about James Taylor's memoir, Break Shot: My First 21 Years. Though I've never heard Taylor's music, I really enjoyed the audiobook version, as it's read by the author and includes relevant music by James Taylor throughout. What sets this memoir apart from others that I've read is the fact that it covers the author's life up to...[ read more ]

This is Just my Face–Try Not to Stare: A Book Review

This Memoirs of Mental Health series has become one of my favorite sections of my website. I’ve always been a memoir junkie and I’ve been really inspired to see how some of my favorite celebrities are using their platforms to share about their mental health struggles and victories. I’ve loved Gabourey Sidibe since her debut role in Precious and I...[ read more ]

What are Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder?

This is week 5 of a 5-part series that I’ve been doing on some of the most common mental health conditions. Past articles in the series include: Depression Anxiety The bipolar disorders ADHD Today’s post is about panic attacks and panic disorder. I touched on the topic of panic attacks briefly in week 2 (anxiety); however, it requires further discussion...[ read more ]

What is Anxiety?

This is week 2 of a 5-part series that I'm doing on some of the most common mental health conditions. For last week's post on depression, click here. Generalized Anxiety Disorder It's safe to say that if you're reading this, you've experienced some form of anxiety (worry, fear, dread) in your lifetime. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is one of the...[ read more ]

SAD and the Winter Blues

I recently had the honor of participating in a local panel discussion about seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues. Today, I will be sharing some insights gained from that discussion and more. What are SAD and the Winter Blues? Though it's not the official term, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is how most of us describe the series of depressive...[ read more ]

Getting Past your Past: A Book Review

Because I plan to start offering EMDR therapy at Panoramic Counseling in early 2020, I have been immersing myself in the writing of EMDR’s founder, Francine Shapiro. Today, I want to share some practical insights that I gained from Shapiro’s EMDR self-help book, Getting Past Your Past. If you’re not familiar with EMDR therapy, I’ll provide the cliffnotes definition: It’s...[ read more ]

Maybe you Should Talk to Someone: A Book Review

As I perused books to read, you can probably figure out why the title, Maybe you Should Talk to Someone, caught my eye. Today, I'll be sharing some of the insights that I gained from Lori Gottlieb's book. Like me, Gottlieb is a therapist that goes to therapy. I love her perspective because she knows what it's like to be...[ read more ]