A letter to a friend struggling with psychosis

February 2, 2019 To a friend struggling with psychosis,   The entire being of who we are could be theoretical. We can attest that our being is real, but who’s to define what that means? Who’s to prove that we are nothing but a thought? Nothing but a subconscious reality in someone else’s mind? Yet, [...]

Decoding Language

Have you ever seen a child cry during a once seemingly calm moment? Whether it’s while you are serving them a meal, putting their socks on, or encouraging them to go outside instead of watching TV – somehow you find yourself in the midst of a tantrum. You don’t know where you went wrong or [...]

We’re Not Alone

I was sitting with my therapist a few weeks ago and we talked about bell curves, statistics, and thresholds of what a “normal” human experience looks like both individually and statistically. A lot of people discourage others to not compare themselves to their peers, but the fundamental thing we talked about in my session was that [...]

Cognitive Dissonance

cog·ni·tive dis·so·nance noun PSYCHOLOGY 1. the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change. My therapist told me that when our minds are in a state of conflict, when our bodies are trying to adjust to things that our mind cannot perceive, it is usually because [...]