How to change your internal conversation

January 18, 2023
Talking to someone who was all doom and gloom about a serious situation in their life, I suggested, "Maybe you could change your internal conversation to increase your...

Why rush to judgment when you could take a social media fas...

November 30, 2022
Back in August I saw a social media post in which someone said something like: Alex is no Rachel Maddow. She is not as good. She was a bad choice at MSNBC. I don't...

How to find, screen and work with a therapist

October 27, 2022
My first therapy appointment was productive and even exciting. It's a relief to know that I'm now on the right path. If you read my post, "Why I Looked for a...

What price love?

November 4, 2016
We've come a long way since the snake pit style "insane asylums." A very long way.  Many types of mental illness can be treated and patients are no longer shamed and...

Matter of fact, it’s all dark

October 15, 2014
There is no dark side of the moon, really. Matter of fact, it's all dark. ~ Pink Floyd Name me a Boomer in my cohort who doesn't love Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the...

Learning to say “no,” setting limits

September 19, 2014
Learning to say "no." Sometimes not so easy. Girlfriend and I were talking the other day about how hard it can be to set limits. I'm known as a pretty assertive...

Fight the stigma of depression and mental illness

August 13, 2014
Whether you know it or not, mental illness has touched your life. Someone in your circle has a mental illness. You may not know it, but they do. They know it all too...

Living with an open heart

June 8, 2014
These past four days I lived in a place where all hearts were wide open. No, we weren't all sitting around singing Kumbaya. Not at all. We were scientists, scholars,...

About grief

May 25, 2014
The Blessed Lord said: You are mourning when there is no cause to lament, and yet you speak words that seem to be wise.  The truly wise lament neither for the living...

When a loss isn’t a loss

May 8, 2014
In which case it's not really a loss, then, is it? Finding the lesson in the situation is tricky though. Sometimes that discovery only comes with time, because at...

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