It is no secret that I have struggled for the majority of my life with social anxiety. For whatever reason, I have always been painfully shy, and establishing deep relationships has been very challenging for me. I know this has held me back both personally and professionally, but I have been powerless against it. Functioning… Read More


I really try not to whine too much when my mood dips, usually because I feel as if the things that are bringing me down don’t really matter all that much in the grand scheme of things. I mean, they feel of the utmost importance to me, but I kind of doubt anyone else would… Read More


Hello, all! Yes, I am still alive. Just swamped with school and life at the moment. Even though I may not have time to write, though, I can still share interesting articles I find on depression with relatively little effort. Check out this piece from The Huffington Post website. I found myself identifying with quite… Read More


(NOTE: I first published this two years ago today. I think what it’s saying is something we all need to be reminded of.) Someone, sometime, somewhere told you that you didn’t matter. Someone, sometime, somewhere told you that you weren’t good enough. Actually, worse than that. They told you that you would never be good enough.… Read More


Before I say anything else, I’d like to apologize to everyone who attempts to read this blog regularly for all the problems the website has had lately.… Read More


To Whom It May Concern: You may have noticed I was not present at your last gathering. Or it is possible you did not notice. I tend to be a not-very-noticeable person a majority of the time. Nevertheless, you hosted a gathering, and I did not attend. I would like to attempt to explain why.… Read More


My 14-year-old daughter recently landed a part as a “silly girl” in the local community theater’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.… Read More


As I mentioned in Monday’s post, I recently completed my time as a practicum student at Murray State University. This represented my first, real, hands-on experience as a counselor since I came back to school to obtain my master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. It was daunting and downright scary at times, and I… Read More