Comparative Suffering – Guest Writer Jennifer Sofie Gulick May

I am excited to share that I have a guest writer for today’s post.  Jennifer Sofie Gulick May is a dear friend of mine and a professional mental health counselor.  She has a wonderfully thoughtful, grounded and balanced way of looking at things.  Here, she shares insight about seeking self-empathy during difficult times: It’s been…

Caring for your Immune System

In light of recent news that seems to be flooding our devices and inboxes, I feel called to write about how incredible our immune systems are, how many built-in defenses we have evolved, and what we can do to further support ourselves during times of stress and viral infection. First off, know that you are…

Having a Mental Health Plan

You cannot meditate your way out of a panic attack.  It’s literally impossible and to even try exacerbates the fear. It’s hard to open your heart during a deep depressive episode where you cannot even open your eyes to get out of bed. While we live in the age of quick-fixes, of instant gratification, this…

Life Traps and Anxiety

  Anxiety is something that I have dealt with a lot in my life.  In fact,I have reached a place where I realize that anxiety is a part of who I am, and I have to accept that I was created in this specific way.  What I’ve come to understand is that anxiety can actually…