The ‘Emotion Chart’ My Therapist Gave Me That I Didn’t Know I Needed

I’ve always described myself as an “after-reactor,” meaning I don’t typically react to things as they’re happening. I intellectually process what’s happening, whether it be bad news, an overwhelming task or a hard situation, but can often have a hard time feeling it. I can’t lie, this has served me well. I can be pretty great at handling stress, … Read more

21 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You Had an Emotionally Abusive Mother

For many people, the word “mom” can conjure up a host of glowing adjectives — “nurturing,” “loving,” “selfless.” At least, those are the kinds of things we are taught to believe all mothers should be. But what if growing up, your mom was anything but? What if instead of loving and protecting you, your mother was … Read more