mental health

Why Self-Care is Self-Preservation

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.” -Audre Lorde   Many of us regard self-care as a luxury. But caring for ourselves and making sure we have what we need to be well is as Audre Lorde put it, “self-preservation.” Without tending...


Is There A “Right Way” to Get Angry?

How did you learn to think about your anger— Were you allowed to feel angry or did you learn how to stuff it down? Were you taught to express anger with your words or actions? Was it dismissed and invalidated with statements like “Calm down” or “Don’t overreact?”...


Tackling Trauma? Why EMDR Therapy May Be Worth a Try

I first discovered Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, better known as EMDR, while in grad school. At the time I was working as an intern at a residential mental health facility for individuals in recovery from acute distress associated with...