Why do people come to therapy?
Are people who go to shrinks ‘cuckoo’?
These are some of the questions I regularly get from people who’ve never been to therapy. I think there are a lot of myths and taboos about psychology, therapy and mental health.
Carly’s Couch is all about breaking down myths and stereotypes Read More
I recently finished reading Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly and have been inspired to reference some of the key arguments she makes in the book because her insights are so relevant and useful to think about.
After I published the last vlog on Anxiety I got a comment from someone asking why we choose to take life so seriously when so many spiritual leaders teach about levity and laugher. There is this great article, The Cosmic Joke Behind Enlightenment, which speaks to the silliness of all our human pursuits and how enlightenment is actually just the ability to take life lightly and to laugh at it all.
I question why I can’t just laugh at it all? I mean, I’m privileged to live a really happy, healthy and full life yet I stress all the time about the smallest things. Why do we take the moment so seriously and why do we worry about the future or regret the past?
Well, in my mind the biggest drain on my energy and the most consistent trap I set for myself is this idea of perfection. Perfectionism is thisRead More
“I have as much rage as you have
I have as much pain as you do
I’ve lived as much hell as you have
and I’ve kept mine bubbling under for you”
– Alanis Morissette
Anger is an emotion just like any other e.g. fear (worry, anxiety), sadness, joy, or disgust. We should therefore be entitled to feel and express our anger just like we would express our fears or our happiness. But take a moment to think about your experiences with anger.
How do you feel about your anger? How do you express anger? Have there been times when you’ve wanted to express anger but felt stifled? Or has someone actually explicitly told you that expressing anger is wrong?Read More
This next vlog is a bit slap-dash, I’m afraid. I didn’t have any help with this one I am getting used to this whole filming myself thing. I am sharing it nonetheless because I want to share this message with you today. I hope you enjoy!
Being single on Valentine’s Day can suck but here are some tips for how to be loving and loved up today and everyday, no matter your relationship status.