The Reason I Take My Toddler To Therapy


By Kimberly Zapata “Mommy!” my daughter yelled. “Can I watch one more Octonauts?” I glanced at the clock above our oven; it was 7:47 AM. “Pleeeeeeeaassse?” “Oh sweetie, not right now,” I told her. “We have to finish getting ready.” “But why?” she huffed. It wasn’t long until she was whining in frustration. “Well, Mommy has a … Continue reading The Reason I Take My Toddler To Therapy

The Truth About Anxiety


By Kimberly Zapata When most people hear the word anxiety, they think of the condition in its most extreme form. They imagine Hollywood-like portrayals of an attack, things like trembling, shaking, and breathing into a paper bag. But anxiety is more than restlessness, hypervigilance, and erratic breathing. Anxiety takes control of your body. It causes … Continue reading The Truth About Anxiety

Depression Makes Me Question Everything… Even My Marriage


By Kimberly Zapata Depression is a funny thing. I mean, it isn’t ha-ha funny or even remotely humorous, but it is unpredictable. And when you have depression, it doesn’t just affect you. It affects everyone around you. I’m not implying that my friends and family are “depressed by association,” nor am I trying to undermine … Continue reading Depression Makes Me Question Everything… Even My Marriage

On Being a Parent With Suicidal Thoughts


By Kimberly Zapata It is just after 6 a.m. when the sunlight reaches my bedroom. It sneaks in — slipping between a thin, vertical crack in our curtains — and rouses me from my sleep. I take a long, deep breath: the warmth of the day fills my mouth, my throat, and my lungs. But when … Continue reading On Being a Parent With Suicidal Thoughts