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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Motherhood

From ages fifteen to twenty-one, I suffered from severe depression and anxiety. Over the course of that time, I visited with countless doctors and therapists. I was prescribed different medications and sat through fruitless therapy sessions. After years without much change, one day, I found a new therapist who specialized in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).…

Natural Treatments for Depression and Anxiety

For seven years, I suffered from debilitating depression and anxiety. During that time, I tried many treatments. I spent years in and out of therapist offices, psychiatrist offices, and bouncing from medication to medication. Ultimately, the thing that changed—saved—my life was cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). I often describe my journey from darkness to light as…

Overcome Suffering with Presence

Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry—all forms of fear—are caused by too much future and not enough presence. —Eckart Tolle It’s no secret that I’ve been suffering. October has been rough. In addition to losing two pets, I’ve endured two painful injuries (shoulder & back) and I’ve been having a hell of a time focusing, creating,…

How to Create Your Dream Reality

One of the greatest insights that has come out of modern physics is that of the unity between the observer and the observed. The person conducting the experiment—the observing consciousness—cannot be separated from the observed phenomena and a different way of looking, causes the observed phenomena to behave differently. —Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now…