Personal Growth

Fight, Flight, and Freeze

Fight, Flight, and Freeze

Most of us have heard of fight, flight, or freeze. These are common responses that humans, and animals have when faced with various situations. Thinking about trauma, and how that impacts us we think about one more term “Fawn”. This term is coined by Pete Walker, a...

Gender vs Sexual Orientation

Gender vs Sexual Orientation

Gender and sexual orientation are frequently talked about together. Heck, they’re even in the same acronym! Both are used to describe our identity as humans, and to describe how we navigate the world. Clearly there’s a difference, though, right? Otherwise, there...

THE JOURNEY TO EMOTIONAL SELF-SUFFICIENCY

THE JOURNEY TO EMOTIONAL SELF-SUFFICIENCY

THE JOURNEY TO EMOTIONAL SELF-SUFFICIENCY by Edward L. Oriole L.C.P.C. C.A.D.C. N.C.C. Much of what I have learned about developing emotional self-sufficiency comes from therapist and Ph.D. David Richo. He posits that good mental health comes with a durable sense of...

What Keeps You Going?

What Keeps You Going?

I think we can all agree that depression is draining. A common thought to getting out of the pit of depression is - where do I even start? When a person is struggling with depression things that were once important and things that once made them happy gives them no...

Why Being a Bit Selfish is Not a Bad Thing

30 days of Crushing Anxiety!

Do you avoid certain activities because you are anxious about them? 30 days of Crushing Anxiety was an experiment I created for myself when I was feeling stuck in anxious thoughts and stuck in a less then wonderful lifestyle. Here's what I did. Commit The first step...