Walking the Middle Path during COVID-19

March 11th was the last day my life resembled normal. On March 12, I worked my final shift at my event gig, but the city was beginning to go into lockdown and a whopping 3 people showed up. In the 7 weeks that has passed, life has been both everything and nothing like what IContinue reading “Walking the Middle Path during COVID-19”

Confessions of a Recovering Control Freak

The warranty on my car is about to run out & it has been having a couple of intermittent issues. Since I didn’t have any face-to-face sessions or parties booked for my side gig this week, I thought I’d save a couple of hundred bucks by not getting a rental that I didn’t really need.Continue reading “Confessions of a Recovering Control Freak”

Are Judgments Keeping You Down?

Originally published December 15, 2018 on jamieschmidtlpc.com How do you motivate yourself to do better? For years whenever I felt like I was falling short on something, I would call myself as a “Stupid B****.” For many of us, that’s just how we’ve learned to talk to ourselves. Those who shaped us (parents, teachers, coaches,Continue reading “Are Judgments Keeping You Down?”

When Touch is Scary after Trauma

So I am not a touchy-feely person.   Another wonderful side effect of being a trauma survivor.  My energy is sacred to me & my body is my vessel for that energy.  Since it has a history of being violated, I’m extra protective of it.  I avoid big crowds where I cannot control people bumping into me.  I’m not aContinue reading “When Touch is Scary after Trauma”

Letting Go of Toxic Love Schemas

A common byproduct of growing up in a toxic environment, is that you approach life with all these assumptions about people and relationships that are just flat out wrong.  As children we are constantly taking in data from our lives and using it to build schemas.  These schemas are basically blueprints – step by step instructionsContinue reading “Letting Go of Toxic Love Schemas”

Progress over Perfectionism – Letting Go of All or Nothing Thinking

I am a recovering perfectionist. Like I was the classic GT kid. I graduated from high school second in my class. I was 16 when I started at A&M as a sophomore. Those are things you just don’t accomplish without being highly motivated to do the best. Once I was past the regimented world ofContinue reading “Progress over Perfectionism – Letting Go of All or Nothing Thinking”