Teen and Tween Travails

During my husband's late-morning computer class, chatter unexpectedly drifted towards mental health one day. One of his students mentioned the food served in the 'mental hospital.’ “Were you a visitor

Beyond Counting Sheep

Who has trouble staying or falling asleep? Since the pandemic, I’ve heard of more and more people struggling with shut eye.  I feel your pain. In this article, I hope

She’s Going to Blow!

Are You going to Blow? What makes you blow a fuse? Do you burn slowly or erupt quickly? When author Julie Barnhill wrote a book for moms about anger, She’s

Dream Dashers and Hope Restorers

How do you react to people squelching your dreams or selling you short? Does this make you dig your heels deeper to prove them wrong, or surrender to low expectations? Balancing Potential and Goals A former colleague of mine, Jeff Atkinson, dug deeper. We both worked in thankless jobs at Continue Reading

The Unexpected Joy in Grief

Each January, we look with hope towards a fresh start. Like an empty canvas awaiting the first strokes of a new painting, the year lies before us full of potential. But what happens to those who have had so many hurts that they fear what heartaches lurk ahead? They might Continue Reading

Conquering Mountains

We all have a mountain to climb. For some, it is the simple goal of getting up and making it through the day without physical or emotional pain. Somehow we find a way past a devastating injury, the death of a loved one or a difficult divorce. Whatever the hurdle, Continue Reading

When Balance Goes Topsy-Turvy

Who doesn’t want more balance in life? Nothing improves sanity more than balancing a busy work season with a little R&R in Hawaii. But what if you do not know what being centered even feels like? Your mind may be in a perpetually stressed state just from the challenge of Continue Reading