Mental Health

December 28, 2023

Giving Back – Making a Difference in 2024

As we enter 2024, the world around us continues to evolve, often in ways that challenge our comfort, safety, and understanding. In these moments, it’s natural to focus inward and attempt to safeguard our own well-being as well as that of our family and friends. However, this year I encourage […]
August 5, 2023

Thoughts on Traveling in the Age of Cell Phones

Where would we be without our cell phones? For some, it’s feeling LOST. For others, it’s feeling FOUND. And for many, a bit of both, experiencing a mix of disorientation, disruption, relief, and relaxation, each with their own unique descriptions. Recently, I traveled outside of the US, and to my […]
July 6, 2023

Protecting Our Mental Health Within the Storm of Disrespect and Agitation

Of the many things I notice about myself since the beginning of COVID, is how easily I can get swept into an agitated / sour state of mind when I see or hear news reports. Perhaps you can relate. For me it is, surprisingly, less about the natural disaster reporting […]
February 1, 2023

Understanding Our Anger

I’ve had several conversations lately with folks about anger. All of our emotions, including anger, are part of being human. Despite the fact that anger can be a very understandable response in a given situation, we all know it can also be destructive. It’s important to know how we can […]
January 6, 2023

Our Attitude and the New Year

We have control over the attitude that we have in response to situations that arise. Sometimes the way we begin something influences its trajectory. We begin a new year. May it be meaningful and a year of growth and connection. Sometimes the new year brings us great joy, and sometimes […]
November 1, 2022

Taking Care Of Ourselves So We Can “Show Up”

After 2 & 1/2 years of being oh-so-careful, I tested positive for COVID the other day. Almost everyone I know has had the virus experiencing varying degrees of illness (from almost nothing to life threatening…and some have died) There are those who are still experiencing “LONG COVID.” As I write […]
October 4, 2022

Internalizing What I Read

Socrates said: “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Ultimately, by living an examined life, we are giving ourselves an amazing gift. We receive a sense of freedom, clarity, and thus, peace. Socrates further says: “We must examine and understand the universe that dwells within [our] own soul.”     […]
January 27, 2022

The New Normal: How We Continue to Cope

For many, these past two years have been defined by feelings of extreme stress and grief. The “Stress in America” survey conducted by the American Psychological Association showed that the stress people experience during the current crisis is so extreme, in fact, that 32% of adults struggle to make day-to-day […]