What is anxiety disorder? There are many types of anxiety disorders, but each one includes overwhelming worry and fear that interfere with day-to-day life. Some of the most common anxiety disorders are generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Anxiety can also manifest as a symptom of…

Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with many children and teenagers who happen to be autistic.  Often their parents are very worried.  They worry about their child’s future and how people will treat their child.  They have this concern because society tends to treat autism like some terrible disease.  Many people…

Many spiritual tradition caution against judgement.  It is certainly not consistent with being loving, much less unconditionally loving.  In a way it suggests that we know what something or someone should be or do—and  we never have the whole context of what God’s plan is or what anyone else’s process and evolution is. Judgement goes beyond evaluation in…

This year most high schools will be having graduation ceremonies.  Due to the success of the Coronavirus vaccines, the CDC has acknowledged that it would be safe to hold graduation ceremonies again.  Last year many high schools had traditional ceremonies and this year most high schools will be having graduation ceremonies. This is different from…

What are ACEs?  ACEs are Adverse childhood experiences.  The ACEs questionnaire is a trauma-informed look at experiences that may result in a multitude of physical and mental health issues throughout a person’s life if these experiences are not addressed. Some of the most common mental health difficulties associated with ACEs include anxiety, depression, and bipolar…

Many mental health clinicians and many people who have mental health issues agree that there is a big difference between how physical health and mental health are treated.  In fact, most people agree there is a strong negative bias regarding mental health.  The bias is so strong that many people who have mental health issues…

We have a tendency to look at teenagers as young adults due to their bodies.  Most adolescent boys bodies and girls bodies tend to look like and function like adults.  However, their brains do not function like a grown adult brain.  The frontal lobes of the brain, which are responsible for reasoning, making decisions, are…

Hello! Hi! And all the greetings! Welcome to Light Post Quarterly, previously Light Post Monthly, the blog that is all about body inclusivity and healing our relationship with food and our bodies. **Please note that in this edition, I share some of my experiences regarding the harmful impacts of diet culture. These topics may be…