26 Struggles You Know If You Have Trichotillomania

Trichitollomania is an impulse control disorder that causes people to pull out the hair on their scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, or anywhere else.  Attempts to stop lead to distress and are usually unsuccessful.  Sometimes, people call it “trich” because it’s shorter.  I’ve been dealing with trichotillomania since I was 14, and I tug at my hair nearly […]

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30- Day Self Care Challenge

Do you feel like you need to make more time for yourself?  2016 has come to a close, so to start the new year on a good note, I developed a 30-Day Self Care Challenge. Self-care is so important because it helps us to maintain our physical, emotional, and mental health.  Each day, I’ll be […]

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How To Make an Anxiety Tool Kit

An anxiety tool kit is a collection of objects and/or resources that you can use to calm yourself down during stressful times.  It can be portable (in the form of a wristlet or section of your bag), virtual (in the form of bookmarked links and images), or in a box at home.  I made a portable tool kit in therapy last summer, and it was helpful for those summer parties where I felt socially awkward and nervous to meet new people.

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40 Things To Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is next week!  It’s the perfect opportunity to encourage positive thoughts. Even when it seems like nothing is going well, there is always something to be thankful for.  Remind yourself of the beautiful things you miss while you’re not paying attention:   The people who support you, no matter who they are The teachers, instructors, […]

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