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Hey there, Mark and Becca! It's nice to see our community growing!
I finally was able to see a new therapist today and I feel like my edges are slightly less crispy now. It's great to unload all that mental baggage, whether we get advice in return or not. However, I did come away from the session with some great suggestions and nuggets of insight. I feel lighter already!
I recommend a therapist to all of my patients, therefore I definitely practice what I preach. Therapy can be very helpful.
Hi, I'm Becca! I'm a chewy cookie with a 9 year old boy with ODD (we just called them jerks when I was younger) and a 52 year child who loves expensive toys. Most days I feel like I've got things somewhat under control and then I'm shocked when I find a bite that wasn't mixed in or cooked properly and completely lose my mind.
Welcome!!! Very happy to have you here and looking forward to hearing your insight and experience!
Hi, I'm Mark.
I have intermittent episodes of being burned to a crisp. I love this site and the articles are fantastic. I'm looking forward to hearing more from everyone on the forum.
Hi Barbara! I'm glad you joined us!
Hello - I'm Barbara. I'd say I have some crispy burnt parts but also some parts of my cookie that are doing fine, just about right.... Working on it. I've been a PA for 21 years, primary care at federally qualified health center, as well as some leadership roles over the last ten years. Moved out of VERY stressful leadership role into a new role, so far less stress but still getting my bearings. I'm soaking up self care burnout stuff lately, so this is perfect timing! Thanks for your blog.
I’m so glad you’re here Barbara! I’m a PA trying on a new role in mental health now. Thank you for joining❤️
It feels good to know I’m not alone, and it feels really good doing something new, too. I’m also finding the more I give myself a little attention, the less I feel the burn. I also find that doing something new, even a new role, renews me, so congratulations!
I've heard of that. Sounds like it's definitely worth a try. Thanks, BC!
Hi Nan! I'm so happy you're here!!! :hugs:
I was just thinking about you! I just learned about something called "Three Good Things" that may be a good thing for your daughter to try. It's simply writing down 3 good things (or at least positive things) that happen every night before bed for 14 consecutive days. Its been proven in studies to help "rewire" our brains to recognize the positive aspects in life instead of only focusing on the negatives, which we are naturally pre-programmed to do.
Hi! I'm Nan and I'm very burnt with some mushy middle right now. I live in the Chicago area and have two kids: a man-boy, 21, and a girl, 15. My daughter has a lot of depression and anxiety issues and dealing with that is a priority, but also the cause of lots of anxiety for me too. Coupled with Covid and my mom living with us, I often feel ready to explode. Under normal circumstances, I'm a pretty positive person.