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What is Gaslighting? A lot has been written over the past six years about gaslighting, which is a form of psychological abuse that leads a victim to doubt their own sanity, perception of the world, and their own feelings. The term comes from a play by...

Sunday “scaries,” bubbling anxiety, paranoia, restless nights. One could say I am in active recovery from perfectionism. Not only that, but I have been setting the intention to separate myself from, and challenge, romanticized stories of hard work. The kind of hard work that celebrates...

Imagine you want to get back into running after not doing it for a year. If you expected yourself to be able to traverse the same distances you did previously without stopping, or match your personal best speed, you would likely be disappointed. You will be rusty....

Finding our way. What a statement. I write this in context as I stop to pause and think about the state of the world and the state of our hearts. There is always much uncertainty. There is much sadness. As much as we might like to...

If you're reading this, you have survived 2020 and that in and of itself is a reason to be proud of yourself. Without a doubt, 2020 was a difficult year filled with sadness, fear, anxiety, and so many other emotions brought about by so...

This blog post will not be about the presidential election, but it would be silly not to acknowledge it. As I write this, Joe Biden was declared the winner of the presidential election just a few hours ago. People, including many who were not excited...

Grief speaks through the body. Move the body through grief to be fully alive. 2020 has been a year full of curve balls and ups and downs and unexpected turns of things, but isn’t that just like all the other years? Yes, only there is...

A lot is being asked of us right now. A lot is being asked of healthcare workers who are risking their own health and safety to contribute to the health and safety of patients. A lot is being asked of civil servants who are tasked...

My name is Jonathan Smith, and at the start of 2020 I will be taking over as the owner of Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy. Georgia and I have been working on this transition together since around August of 2019. I have witnessed firsthand her dedication to...