Ask Liz! It’s hard going home because my family isn’t completely accepting and I feel like I have to suppress or hide who I am. I feel like i have to recover everytime I get back from dealing with family. What’s your advice on how to cope?

“It’s hard going home because my family isn’t completely accepting and I feel like I have to suppress or hide who I am. I feel like i have to recover everytime I get back from dealing with family. What’s your advice on how to cope?” -Anonymous   Dearest Anonymous, Thank you for submitting your question. I’m so sorry to hear you’re dealing with this! It’s … Continue reading Ask Liz! It’s hard going home because my family isn’t completely accepting and I feel like I have to suppress or hide who I am. I feel like i have to recover everytime I get back from dealing with family. What’s your advice on how to cope?

Ask Liz! Is flaking bad if I’m feeling anxious or unwell? Do I have to tell them exactly how I’m feeling?

“Is flaking bad if I’m feeling anxious or unwell? Do I have to tell them exactly how I’m feeling?” -Anonymous Dear Anonymous, Thank you for submitting your question! If you’re feeling unwell, it’s probably best to flake. You don’t really want to get others sick-but are you feeling sick from a sickness or your anxiety? One thing my therapist has mentioned is whether my anxiety … Continue reading Ask Liz! Is flaking bad if I’m feeling anxious or unwell? Do I have to tell them exactly how I’m feeling?

It’s all in your head: My Journey through Chronic Illness

I’ve spent most of my teenage years living with chronic, debilitating, pain that had not been able to be diagnosed. I have had countless ER visits, seen numerous specialists, and have had such a plethora of tests that it’s easier to list what I haven’t had done test wise than what I have. Recently after years of being undiagnosed, I was able to achieve a … Continue reading It’s all in your head: My Journey through Chronic Illness

Self-Care TRIGGER WARNING

TRIGGER WARNING-SUICIDE, MENTAL HEALTH     As I woke up this morning, my Mom shared that Anthony Bourdain committed suicide. My heart broke as I realized this was only a few days after hearing about Kate Spade’s death. To be honest, I didn’t say much about Kate Spade a couple days ago. Now I am. With these two powerful people struggling with mental health all … Continue reading Self-Care TRIGGER WARNING

Ask Liz! Mental Health and Treatment

“What do I do to support a friend who’s severely mentally ill, but won’t pursue any treatment?” -Anonymous Dear Anonymous, This is a really tough situation to be in unfortunately. One I’ve struggled with when working in the social work field. Unfortunately there isn’t really much you can do in getting them to do any sort of treatment. If they don’t want to pursue treatment they … Continue reading Ask Liz! Mental Health and Treatment

Let’s Get Kinky: Approaching the Topic of Kink With Your Sexual Partner

Talking about kink can be a hard topic to broach with your partner, especially early on in a relationship. Personally, I have always maintained a theory that everyone has at least one “weird thing” that they are attracted to that’s challenging to bring up with their partner, so talking about kink with your partner can be a really daunting task. On the flip side, having … Continue reading Let’s Get Kinky: Approaching the Topic of Kink With Your Sexual Partner