Getting Rich is the “Cure”

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 4-19-2020 “It could have killed me, and it would have been okay, because in that moment I lived for me. In that moment, I felt a deep and terrifying passion. There is no place I would rather be… than in that moment. So, shoot me, and kill me, and let myContinue reading “Getting Rich is the “Cure””

NUMB: When being “Strong” is the only option you have

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 4-14-2020 “When pain and sadness is forbidden in a society, it causes us to isolate ourselves and live in that pain alone.”  -EaE On Monday April 13th, my office manager confirmed to me what I already knew, that my client was found dead in his home.  I acknowledged with a workContinue reading “NUMB: When being “Strong” is the only option you have”

“Getting Fat was the BEST thing that ever happened to me”

Elisa A. Escalante/ LMSW/ 4-7-2020 “We do not become free by ‘fixing ourselves’.  We become free when we accept that we cannot be perfect, and it is okay.  We do enough, simply by trying, every day.”  -EaE      Obviously, the title may be a tad misleading, getting overweight was not the best thing for myContinue reading ““Getting Fat was the BEST thing that ever happened to me””

“In Most Cases, people do not give a Shit”

Elisa Escalante/ LMSW/ 4-2-2020 “Most people do not possess the capability of listening with unconditional acceptance” -EaE      Searching, screaming and looking for a way to communicate those issue’s you have been suffering through all alone.  Why is it so hard?  Why are your griefs and complaints often met with judgement, criticism, and conversation enders? Continue reading ““In Most Cases, people do not give a Shit””

Introduction Blog by Elisa Escalante/ LMSW/ April 1st 2020

“You’d be surprised how painful it is to search for peace” – EaE      As a human, therapist, writer, veteran, friend, fiancé, stepmother and mentally ill person functioning in a complicated society, I feel compelled to start this blog.  Every day we wake up, we do a variety of things in relation to confronting, deflectingContinue reading “Introduction Blog by Elisa Escalante/ LMSW/ April 1st 2020”