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Confessions of a Single Mom #13: I’m Going to Therapy

Saturday was a tough day, a day that made me take the plunge and seek a therapist. On my way to visitation with Khai’s dad, I felt an anxiety attack coming on. I was able to make it through visitation (only lasted 45 minutes), and head home to practice yoga. The one time I really needed Malakhai to sleep so I could at least get 45 minutes in, he did. He slept two hours.

After yoga, I just sat in silence. It was deadly silent. I let my thoughts float away. I drank some ginger tea and ate some grapes, continuing to sit in silence. I felt renewed and my blood pressure started to come down. I felt like me again. It’s that very reason why my mental health needs to be taken care of, as well as my physical health.

I feel like they both go hand in hand. There’s so many ways that mental and physical health support your wellbeing. I’ve gotten back into yoga and I’m sticking with it this time, I have to. Yoga is the only exercise that makes me feel good and can ease whatever feelings I’m feeling that aren’t positive.

I went online through my insurance and found the perfect therapist that can cater to all of my mental health needs. She’s black, my age, has experience, has hours that fit my schedule, and I can afford her.

Have you been to a therapist? Did it help and if so, how? If you haven’t, how do you take care of your mental health?

2 thoughts on “Confessions of a Single Mom #13: I’m Going to Therapy”

  1. So I stayed in a transitional home and we were required during our stay to have one on one counseling. In our community unfortunately we are always trying to find ways to fix things ourselves instead of seeking help. I think it what we believe to be a strength. When I did counseling for me and my daughter she asked me questions and helped me to cope with my feelings about things. I really appreciate the judge-mental zone where I could talk about how I felt and she could help me figure out things that I could do to provide me with that I needed. I always say give it a try and because some counseling or life coaching is really healthy for the woman so you can be an even better mom.

    1. I’ve gone to counseling before, however it was more traumatizing than helpful. But I do need to learn to cope with a lore of feelings, trauma, and stress.

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