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Guest Post: I Skipped Therapy To Get My Eyebrows Waxed

Guest Post: I Skipped Therapy To Get My Eyebrows Waxed

I slipped into therapy like you fall asleep or in love, meaning it started slowly, then all at once.

I started in high school when I was nearly suffocated by rigid food rules and I was waving my arm above water one last time before I drowned. The first therapist I met with was soft-spoken and wore a shawl and her wrists chimed from her collection of bangles. Basically, exactly what you’d expect. She was genuinely caring, but I was a smart-ass teenager who couldn’t relate. She talked about loving my body and I almost gagged. I started skipping sessions, armed with excuses, but really because I simply didn’t want to go. I pretended to get better while rolling my eyes and quitting before I was anywhere near recovered.

A few years of food anxiety, weight loss, low self-esteem and high school passed before I entered a therapist’s office again. This time she was armed with a scale, nutritional supplement drinks, and a more critical approach. I respected her and wanted to improve but the scale tipped down and I threw my drinks in the trash. But she did push me further than before. I was on the brink of something. I think she had had the capacity to help me. I simply closed off too soon. I missed calls with voicemails reminding me of missed appointments. Once again, I ended my sessions abruptly, this time coincidentally timed with her mention of day programs and hospitals...

To read this full post check out: https://www.mywellbeing.us/blog/2018/8/15/i-skipped-therapy-to-get-my-eyebrows-waxed

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