It’s the end of 2018, and You’re Still Here. Make Some Noise!

It’s the end of 2018, and You’re Still Here. Make Some Noise!

I’m sure by now you’ve read enough articles, blog posts and social media messages about making your resolutions for 2019. This is not one of those. It’s not that I’m against it. The end of one year and the beginning of another is a good opportunity to pause and reflect on where we have been,…

Whatever Your Holiday Looks Like, I Hope You Enjoy It

Whatever Your Holiday Looks Like, I Hope You Enjoy It

Remember, this season can be a lot of things to different people. Some happy, some sad. Some will be adjusting to new traditions as their families change, some will be mourning the family they no longer have, and others will spend the day overseas away from their families, or alone with their own space. Whether…

The Day Everything Changes, but You Won’t Notice

The Day Everything Changes, but You Won’t Notice

That day is today. The December solstice. Up here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the shortest day of the year. (As defined by hours of daylight, obviously) For my readers in the Southern hemisphere, it’s the opposite, it’s the longest day. (Enjoy the summer my Aussie friends!) So in a very scientific and real way,…

Quick Thought Number 6 – The Perfect is the Enemy of Showing Up
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Quick Thought Number 6 – The Perfect is the Enemy of Showing Up

Oftentimes I suspect that many of us, when confronted with the reality that someone we care about, friends, family members, etc. dealing with depression, or other mental health issue, find ourselves afraid of not knowing what to say to them. As if anything but the perfect friend with the perfect words to support them would…

In Order to Notice a Change in Behavior, You Need to Know How They Normally Behave
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In Order to Notice a Change in Behavior, You Need to Know How They Normally Behave

I can’t completely take credit for this idea. It came to me reading an article about helping traumatized children heal, but I do believe it is something that we don’t always think about when offering advice on things like how to know if your child might be in trouble, or if your friends might be…

Why Are We Lonely, It’s Too Easy to Let Things Slide
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Why Are We Lonely, It’s Too Easy to Let Things Slide

This week, I’m taking some time away from work and visiting with family and friends but I wanted to share something on the blog. I had dinner the other night with two dear friends of mine. We all used to work in the same office, and became great friends. Over the years we all went…