“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?
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
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!: How Do I tell My Friends and Family that I’m Struggling with Mental Illness? Continue reading Ask Liz!: How Do I Tell My Friends and Family that I’m Struggling with Mental Illness?
“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
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
TRIGGER WARNING DISCUSSING ABUSE IN RELATIONSHIPS “How do i know I’m in an abusive relationship if they’re not hitting me?”-Anonymous Dearest Anonymous, What makes you think you’re in an abusive relationship? This is a question only you can answer as you already seem to know it. Here’s a little bit of help to get you started in answering that question. There are many different types of … Continue reading Ask Liz: Abusive Relationships