-Mayah Taylor, MA New Year. New Challenges. For those who are in recovery from addiction, the thought of new challenges to overcome may seem daunting. You may be wondering, “How am I ever going to stay sober?” We’re here to help! The journey of sobriety is not one you have to make alone. So to […]
If you want this to be your year: Don’t sit on the couch and wait for it. Go out. Make a change. Smile more. Be excited. Do new things. Throw away clutter. Unfollow negative people on social media. Go to bed early. Wake up early. Don’t gossip. Show more gratitude. Do things that challenge you. […]
I Believe My Child Has an Alcohol or Drug Addiction Problem, Now What? -Mayah Taylor, MA Addiction can be a terrible disease and such a hard one to break away from. It can be even more challenging when it hits home. For parents, discovering or just simply suspecting that your child may be addicted to […]
-Mayah Taylor, MA We all know the holidays can be a festive time of the year. A time for giving, a time for creating memories, and a time to be with family. But sometimes being with family can also present its own set of challenges especially when you are in recovery from substance abuse. You […]
-Mayah Taylor, MA Many individuals, including myself, have experienced negative self talk. That voice inside your head that criticizes you, doubts you, and tells you that you are not good enough. It says negative hurtful things to you-things that you would never say to anyone else. I can’t believe I ate that whole pie; I […]
by Mayah Taylor, MA When we talk about binge eating, a key characteristic is frequently eating large quantities of food and feeling unable to stop eating. Other characteristics of binge eating are the sense of lack of control over eating during a binge episode, eating even when not full or hungry, and eating rapidly during […]
The Angry Wife: Coping with Anger by Mayah Taylor, MA, QMHP Anger is not limited to just one gender nor is it limited to only males. Females express their anger in different ways too. They also experience anger differently than males do. In her article, Anger Across the Gender Divide, Melissa Dittmann discusses a research […]
Has a bee ever landed on you, and instead of getting scared, you appreciate the possibility that you got confused for a flower.
Stop abuse against women with the #MeToo hashtag. Two simple words were rooted from allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Breaking the silence is an important part of stopping the cycle of abuse. This campaign bravely brings awareness to an issue that is often buried in shame yet haunts all too many. A campaign like […]
I like messy people. People who don’t fit in a box or stay between the lines. But who’s integrity is greater than any rule book and who’s loyalty is stronger than blood.