Silence Does Not Help

Silence Does Not Help

My wife sent me this clip of “Kristoff St. John’s ‘Y&R’ Co-Star Eric Braeden’s Emotional Reaction to His Friend’s Death” She also sent me this message and I couldn’t have said it any better myself. And this is why you do actually need to talk about things and check on people I have to admit….

Scientific Illiteracy – If It Was That Simple…
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Scientific Illiteracy – If It Was That Simple…

One of my pet peeves, among many, are articles written as though fixing everything about life is as simple as getting outside more, or eating this one thing, or stating that a study shows something that really, maybe it doesn’t. For example, the studies about screen time, or social media use, which seem to be…

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…