HI THERE! If you're asking yourself, "why did I just click the link to Kate's dumb blog?" -- I might be able to help you answer that. Me saying "thank you" except to the Irish Sea on the Cliffs of Moher First off, let me just say THANK YOU! for even visiting my site in … Continue reading …WTF IS THIS SITE ANYWAY?
The following exercise is the first coping mechanism I was taught by my therapist when I began CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). This particular routine is designed to help the brain re-learn basic mindfulness and awareness of the present moment. Whenever I feel myself becoming overwhelmed or when I catch myself daydreaming, I refocus myself with … Continue reading Look at this picture. What do you see? (an exercise)
So, you're probably wondering what qualifies me to write about my experiences with therapy and mental health, right? Well, as for therapy, I've been in some form of "it" for the past twenty years, starting from the age of three, so I can safely say that I know quite a bit about it, at least … Continue reading The Daydreamer: AD/HD & Me
From Earth The evergreens quake and sway, bowed by thunderous winds. The river roars, gushing geysers of ice shooting forth from its depths A bough breaks, crumbling into the tumble below. The snap of pine cuts through the dark depths of chaos, rendering still the passage of time. Are we not the evergreens? Are we … Continue reading From Earth
*This poem is inspired by my favorite place in the world, Joshua Tree, CA. The Terrestrial Plane There is a stillness here, a silence that howls and echoes of a time when the breeze whipped over spines and spindles prickles and rocks, to soothe the scorched earth from its time in the brilliant sun. Now, the … Continue reading The Terrestrial Plane