Mental Health

Bad Reruns

Depression is like having a TV that is stuck on only one channel.  For many years, mine mostly played reruns of “Don’t get out of bed, it’s Hopeless,” and of course the old classic, “You’re fat, Ugly, and Stupid.”  It look a great deal of practice to learn to ... read more

#LoveYourRealSelfie

No makeup, no filter (and obviously no hairbrush) in honor of NED‘s Love Your Real Selfie day!  Even a year ago I would never have dreamed of posting a photo of myself without makeup on ANYWHERE.  Acceptance doesn’t happen overnight, and it’s something I still have to work on daily, but ... read more

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

This January I had the privilege of going to a brain stimulation conference in Beaune, France, where I learned a lot about rTMS – a powerful non-invasive treatment for Major Depression. If you have medication resistant depression and feel you’re out of options and don’t want to do ECT, ... read more

Cahuenga Peak

My favorite thing about living in Los Angeles is that I can drive for 20 minutes and hike here. Having a workout that’s fun and feels good is so much better for recovery than slaving in the gym for results. read more

Growing Pains

Sometimes people will say things that upset you. It’s OK to cry and feel your feelings…in fact, I recommend it.  If you want to turn that upset into something that empowers you, here are some tools for you: 1) What they said means nothing about you. It’s a reflection of how that person ... read more

Reflection

Making friends with my reflection is still a day by day process. We are trained to be critical so that we keep buying cosmetics. We are trained that loving yourself and how you look means you’re “full of yourself.” I took that to heart early on, and unlearning that doesn’t happen ... read more

Puppy Love

Whether you’re having a good day or bad, puppy kisses make everything better.  Animals are good for the soul. read more