“Depression is a thief, and I will not let it steal my daughter.”
My mother said this to me in her bedroom an October afternoon with a ferocity in her eyes I will never forget. She sat with me on the floor as the thoughts that consumed me gargled, undecipherable, in my mouth as I tried to speak aloud my deep paranoia and fear.
Imposter syndrome, that creeping sense that you’re not good enough and you don’t deserve what you have, affects 70% of people at some point in their lives.
Everyone experiences imposter syndrome differently. No matter how you experience imposter syndrome, it’s not a comfortable feeling. We’d like to share some of the approaches that have been helpful in facing imposter syndrome in the past.
Religious trauma is real and pervasive, leaving many people feeling paralyzed and full of shame, and it is important that our community know that there are tools to begin to unpack it and wonderful therapists who are able to support that process.
What you need to know is earlier that year I met the man who I thought I was going to marry. You know how it goes - he kisses you on the corner of Leroy and Bleecker and you think you’re just going to faint right then and there, and he pulls away and looks at you with those ridiculous blue eyes and says
This week, we are grateful to read MyWellbeing member and NYC therapist Sydney Rose’s perspective on body image, particularly when it feels like your body can be hard to love. An important read this summer.
When we understand grief only in association with the loss of a person, we do not fully recognize the pervasive consequences that come with a death. NYC grief therapist and My Wellbeing member Rebecca Gerstein helps us to more fully understand grief’s ripple effects, educating us about secondary losses.
Allyson Byers, therapy-goer and wellness writer, about why she is so glad she gave her therapist a second chance after a bumpy start. Sometimes, one meeting is not enough to know, and we need a friend like Allyson had to help us give our therapist another shot.
In an effort to reduce this focus on “likes,” Instagram may hide “likes” on posts. Learn more in this post about why that helps or hurts your mental health, and 6 additional ways you can protect your mental health on Instagram beyond hiding likes.
Today on our blog we are grateful to hear from Melissa Brody, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist from San Diego, CA. Melissa’s popular instagram account @howtogetitogether, uses humor and self-compassion to promote connection and healing, and helps us to laugh at perfectionism. Melissa shares three lessons learned as a therapists and from therapy, on ways to help us get “it” together and feel supported.