The Body Positive Maven: An Interview with Lindley Ashline

Recently I had the pleasure to meet and work with a wonderful lady named Lindley Ashline who is the body-positive icon of my dreams. She is the owner and creator of The Body Love Box (a body-positive, LGBTQA+ friendly, and racially diverse subscription box) as well as a photographer who helps women feel secure andContinue reading “The Body Positive Maven: An Interview with Lindley Ashline”

Hone Your Self-Care Skills in Quarantine

Throughout the past week as more and more cities, states, and districts have begun to enforce shelter-in-place orders due to the COVID-19, I have seen something harmful unfold. Many people are out of a job and being forced to stay at home, while numerous influencers across all social media platforms have created videos and articlesContinue reading “Hone Your Self-Care Skills in Quarantine”

The Horror Genre: An Antidote for Anxiety

HAPPY TUESDAY, EVERYONE! I hope you are doing okay and staying healthy (both mentally and physically).  I am still dealing with my symptoms related to COVID-19, as well as maintaining my self-isolation, so I wanted to share with you one of my favorite techniques for managing anxiety. I struggle with Major Depressive Disorder, Discouraged BorderlineContinue reading “The Horror Genre: An Antidote for Anxiety”

Update: I am Symptomatic for Covid-19

HAPPY MONDAY, EVERYONE! I really hope that all of you are doing okay and are staying healthy. Over the weekend, I became symptomatic for covid-19, and I have been in isolation to try and protect others.  This has become an even scarier time for me, and I know how hard it must be on allContinue reading “Update: I am Symptomatic for Covid-19”

5 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Hello, Everyone, I know that you are probably being bogged down with articles about the Coronavirus pandemic in one way or another, but I wanted to reach out and provide you with some of my personal help if you are struggling with mental illness during this time. I am currently being quarantined at home, andContinue reading “5 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic”

The Use of Counted Cross Stitch in Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Art therapy was established in 1942 by Adrian Hill, who found painting and drawing soothing while healing from tuberculosis (Team, 2016). Since then, art therapy has grown as a profession and has been utilized in the treatment of anxiety, depression, PTSD, cancer, eating disorders, and numerous other conditions. Art therapy is no longer limited toContinue reading “The Use of Counted Cross Stitch in Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)”

The New Face of Accessible Online Therapy

In the past few years, the therapy field has grown significantly in the online world. In the past, therapy was widely experienced with a therapist in person talking face to face. While this was an effective format, many individuals weren’t able to access therapy due to issues with cost, insurance, or location, and marginalized populationsContinue reading “The New Face of Accessible Online Therapy”

On the Outside – A Poem About Borderline Personality Disorder

On the Outside A Poem About What It Feels Like to Have Borderline Personality Disorder By Ashley Nestler, MSW On the OutsideI am SereneI’m Put TogetherI Can’t Be Seen On the OutsideThey Say I’m CalmI Can Do AnythingNothing Can Be Wrong On the OutsideThey Cannot SeeMy Scars and TearsThat Lurk Inside of Me On theContinue reading “On the Outside – A Poem About Borderline Personality Disorder”

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