Mental Illness and My Elephant of Shame

By Nichole Woo It’s risky, acknowledging an elephant in your psychiatrist’s office. So I looked the other way, pretending to ignore her toxic blend of humiliation and shame. I distracted myself with lies, instead: “I don’t belong here with THAT! This is for people who can’t do life, not me. The baby’s colicky. That’s why […]

When God Held Space

By Sheli Massie | Twitter [Trigger Warning: Description of Suicide Attempt and Eating Disorder] In therapy “holding space” is described as walking alongside someone without judging or trying to fix anything, just hearing and being fully present in the moment. It means to offer unconditional support and letting go of our judgment and control no […]