It’s April, and it’s Sexual Assault Awareness month! Three years ago I wrote a post about Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I heard about EMDR from my high school friend who is a sexual assault survivor, and she found that EMDR was particularly helpful in dealing with her past childhood sexual abuse and college… Read More EMDR-A toolbox for PTSD
Black Friday, which was two Fridays ago, has started the official holiday preparations and shopping. As much as holidays are portrayed to be fun, wonderful, and lovely, it can be considered as one of the most stressful times of the year. The holidays are stressful in terms of choosing gifts for loved ones, preparing event… Read More It’s the Most Stressiest Days of the Year!
Law enforcement is there to enforce and protect the law. It’s easy to perceive them as invincible, but they too are not immune to the stress and mental toll of their jobs. A 2012 study published in the International Journal of Emergency Mental Health associated officers’ stress with high levels of sleep disorders, Hodgkin’s lymphoma,… Read More Police and Mental Health
I read Elite Daily’s listicle, 7 Comments About Your Ex Your Current Partner Doesn’t Want to Hear, and I’m guilty for using many of them. Since I have a boyfriend instead of a girlfriend, I replaced the Hers with His’s. The first one on the list, Don’t Mistakenly Use Her Name, made me anxious because… Read More The Fear of Saying an Ex’s Name
I struggle in staying in the “present.” I’m either wallowing in something in the past, or worrying about the future, rarely enjoying the events that are going on. I remember having difficulty reading in high school because of my undiagnosed OCD. Just focusing on the words on the page was daunting. I’d read a sentence,… Read More It’s Hard to be “Present”
When I was in dance class, my anxiety was so bad that I wasn’t able to memorize combinations that were performed in front of me. I felt embarrassed and inadequate as a dancer. My other classmates were able to perform the combinations after one or two repeats of the instructor performing it, and had it… Read More Unable to Memorize Combinations