August 14, 2017

Kudos to Wendy and the PyLadies Seattle organizers for having me to their meeting, and making it a mental health evening! I presented my poster from PyCon, more in a talk format. The group was impressive and engaged, asking thoughtful questions about handling mental he...

May 22, 2017

I had a great time presenting at PyCon 2017! I engaged in countless conversations about mental health, and enjoyed seeing strangers engaging with one another while reading my poster. These conversations are so important to have; I'm glad that the PyCon organizers felt...

February 27, 2017

Choosing a counselor can be stressful and overwhelming. It’s like you need to see a counselor to help you find a counselor! It can seem like you can’t find anyone while simultaneously the possibilities are endless. You may want to give up before you’ve even started the...

January 11, 2017

How do you know when it’s time to call a counselor? We encounter so many problems throughout life, and most of them we can conquer on our own or with the help of family and friends. But sometimes it's time for something more. Working with the right therapist can help y...

January 5, 2017

What better time to work on life balance than the New Year? It’s a time to take an inventory of your life and make some improvements. Invigorate your commitment to yourself and your overall well-being!

Step 1: Identify what you want in your life. What is it that you’re...

December 13, 2016

If you’re looking for a work distraction or have a few minutes, instead of getting lost in social media or reading fake news, try some of these:

1. Greater Good in Action: Science-Based Practices for a Meaningful Life

Here you’ll find fast, inexpensive activities you can...

December 6, 2016

As a counselor now, one of the groups of people I work with is women in tech. My undergraduate degree was in mathematics, and in studying in a STEM field, I was often one of only a few women in the room. Through my personal and professional experiences, I’ve put togeth...

November 29, 2016

One of the most common reasons people seek counseling is for anxiety. It may manifest as self-doubt, crippling worry, or a steady unease. It may cause stomach pain, headaches, or knots in the shoulders. However you experience it, anxiety can adversely affect your overa...

November 23, 2016

I didn’t fully understand culture until I lived outside of mine. Living in a small, isolated town in the Sahel desert of northern Burkina Faso, I spent 2 years...

November 16, 2016

Burnout in the tech field is unique. Perhaps it’s because of the nature of the job - long days, deadlines, an ever-growing to-do list. The work-related problem-solving cycles through your mind long after your workday ends. It’s like playing tetris for too long until y...

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