Am I Dissociating?

Am I Dissociating?

What does it feel like to dissociate? If I have trauma, does that mean I dissociate? If I don’t have trauma, does that mean I can’t dissociate? Sometimes I zone out while I’m driving, does this mean I have a disorder? Dissociation is a hot topic these days. Now that...
Four Ways to Build Resilience & Begin to Heal Anxiety.

Four Ways to Build Resilience & Begin to Heal Anxiety.

“Human beings are extremely difficult to kill,” said the nurse practitioner I was seeing at the time. She was trying to convey to me how resilient we are as a species and provide some reassurance. I struggled then with illness anxiety. And, if I am totally honest, I...
Hack your Anxiety in 5 Easy Steps with Mindfulness.

Hack your Anxiety in 5 Easy Steps with Mindfulness.

Staying in my head had been my best survival tool until it wasn’t. I thought that if I could stay with my thoughts, I could fix things or, at least, understand the why behind each problem. And it worked for a while. Wow, did it work! I thought it helped ward off...