Archive for the Category: All The Feels
Posted May 31, 2020 by

When I first started counseling people, I was a fan of simple fixes and actionable strategies, which totally fits the profile of someone with high functioning anxiety. Get in, get it taken care of, get out. However, the more I do this work with shame, mongers, and high functioning anxiety, the more I am amazed […]

Posted May 24, 2020 by

I just can’t get over what a strange time we are living in. I mean, totally strange. It is a holiday weekend for goodness sake and it doesn’t even feel like it, maybe because it has rained non-stop here for days, but mostly because there are no pools opening, no picnics planned, no graduations, no […]

Posted May 17, 2020 by

Last night I hit a wall. Again. I admit I have hit the wall a few times during this pandemic, but last night was different. All of the feelings hit. The images of cars lined up for hours before the food banks even open, the articles about small businesses that probably won’t survive, the stories […]

Posted March 29, 2020 by

The question I keep getting the most is, “Everyone keeps telling me to allow my feelings, but how am I supposed to do that when I have so many!?” So true. I hear you. So today I want to share an exercise that I stole from Randall and Beth from This is Us called Worst […]

Posted March 15, 2020 by

WOW. What a crazy, scary week it has been! It is a perfect storm for those of us with anxiety: Lots of unknowns Unable to control just about anything Inability to know the “right” answer Just plain fear. All of these factors are our current reality and can send our anxiety through the roof. It […]

Posted February 16, 2020 by

We all say it, “I feel so anxious.” I am guilty of it too. The term anxiety has become a catch-all for a lot of emotions. It is a socially accepted word for stress, worry, anger, and sadness. We can say “anxiety” and people nod their heads and say “oh, yes, me too.” But no […]

Posted February 9, 2020 by

Earlier last week I found myself spinning with anxiety. I kept saying to myself, “Ok, you need to practice A.S.K.,” so I would acknowledge my feelings (“I am feeling sad and overwhelmed”), and then I would move on to slowing down and getting into my body, and then kindly pulling back to see the big […]

Posted December 15, 2019 by

This is the darkest week of the year. Next Saturday is the winter solstice. I have always been drawn to this week, even more so than the summer solstice.   A day of darkness.   A day of reflection. It is also a day of hope. It is the shortest day of the year, which means it […]

Posted October 20, 2019 by

One of the differences between High Functioning Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety disorder is there isn’t panic attacks and fear but rather the anxiety takes shape in more of a low buzz. I know I am in trouble and I know my High Functioning Anxiety has taken over when I get stuck on the to-do list […]

Posted August 11, 2019 by

Our Mongers (a.k.a anxiety) can show up in a variety of ways; sometimes we get so comfortable with it we forget that it isn’t helping. Here are some ways the Monger/Anxiety has shown up this week for my clients, myself, and my friends. (FYI, I made up the names!) Stephanie was feeling so good she […]