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Category: Chronicles of the Good Girl

It’s My Grieving...Don’t Tell Me When To Stop!
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It’s My Grieving…Don’t Tell Me When To Stop!

  So as a therapist, I am asked this question by every new client, “When will I be better?”   It’s a common question because we don’t want to feel pain, neither do we want to suffer or experience the torment of heartbreak.   And for most of our physical pain, there is a medicinal […]

Departure: For Anyone Who Has  Considered Suicide When, the Rainbow Is Not Enough
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Departure: For Anyone Who Has Considered Suicide When, the Rainbow Is Not Enough

Excerpted from the forthcoming memoir, “Death of the Good Girl.’ By Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams   It was the end of a long and exhausting week. I had been invited out to an event by a female colleague who knew I was sinking. But that night she flashed her success and bragged about all things […]

Power of the Boob: Why I Opted for Breast Reconstruction
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Power of the Boob: Why I Opted for Breast Reconstruction

Every October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, memories of my own battle with breast cancer resurface.   I recall how it hit me within a sequence of events that would change my life forever. The first hit–I found out I had breast cancer. The second hit–My husband died suddenly. The third hit–I found out he […]

One Man - Two Lives:  How Betrayal Taught Me To Follow My Instincts
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One Man – Two Lives: How Betrayal Taught Me To Follow My Instincts

Imagine waking up and finding out part of your life was built on a lie. Upon his death, I found out my loving husband/friend of 30 years had been living a double life for the last couple of years of his. He had another woman and child whom he housed in another state and was […]

Ever Feel Like You Are Drowning?: How I Coped Instead Of Sinking
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Ever Feel Like You Are Drowning?: How I Coped Instead Of Sinking

Ever feel like you are drowning? Not literally, but drowning in the  feeling of being so  overwhelmed with life and all the events that surround you?   Not too many years ago, I thought I would sink and drown. And, I didn’t see a lifeline in sight.  Fact is, I had been diagnosed with breast […]

Finding Your Authentic Self
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Finding Your Authentic Self

Why the good girl in you needs to die Good girls finish last. It’s true. Face it. And they don’t finish last because other people take advantage of them. They wind up with the short stick because good girls tend to put the needs of everyone else ahead of theirs. Good girls want to appease. […]