Tulips and Churches and Windmills, Oh My!

As most of my friends, clients, and acquaintances already know, I recently went on a trip to Europe - we went from Brussels to Amsterdam down the river. It had been delayed a couple of times - hello, global pandemic! I was really really really really missing traveling, photography, and being out of my normal … Continue reading Tulips and Churches and Windmills, Oh My!

Mental Health is for EVERYONE!

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. The theme is Together for Mental Health (from the National Alliance for Mental Illness, NAMI). We do not do a great job of taking care of our mental health, or even acknowledging that we have mental health as well as physical health to take care of! Most people do … Continue reading Mental Health is for EVERYONE!

Do you know what “fine” stands for?

The therapy version is Feelings I'm Not Expressing, but the one I like to say in my head is "F***ed up, Insecure, Neurotic, and Emotional." If that is really what we all acknowledged when we reply "fine" to "how are you?" several times a day, that would be manageable, but that is not what we … Continue reading Do you know what “fine” stands for?

What is Caregiver Burnout?

Repost: This is a blog I wrote back in October 2019, and it still rings true today. I will do an update soon, also, in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, since the topic of burnout has gotten a lot of attention over the last couple years. https://chrysaliscenter-nc.com/caregiver-burnout/ If you are in a helping profession … Continue reading What is Caregiver Burnout?