start September strong with these tips

Believe what you may, but the beginning of a new month feels like a fresh start. Even in the middle of a mundane routine, the […] Read More

steps to take when explaining mental illness to others

“Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes…” What a great-sounding but impossible suggestion. We can muster all our empathy and strength, but we can never […] Read More

what’s the key to true suicide prevention?

Kate Spade. Anthony Bourdain. Inevitably someone else. I wish I didn’t have to write about this topic anymore. I wish I could say we’re making […] Read More

why everyone needs therapy

It’s not just for those struggling. For those with mental illness. For those completely lost and shrouded in darkness. For those who don’t even realize […] Read More

being okay not being okay

In a world that’s constantly about getting up and going, being productive and accomplishing everything you can in each twenty-four hour span, not feeling okay […] Read More

seeing the extremes in weather

Regardless of where you live, chances are the weather has been anything but the norm. Dangerous wildfires in California. Inches of snow in the Deep […] Read More

Day 6: Brain and Mind #GIG2017

My mind is the very essence of a love-hate relationship. As often as I wish I could just take a break from the constant noise […] Read More

Not Pretty

Most of the time, we’re viewing our world through a filter, however that might look.  Reality might deter drastically from that filter. We choose to […] Read More

Be All There

I want to make a general observation of certain behaviors I see in others. And, chances are, especially pertinent to what I’ll say, they might […] Read More

Uncharitable Charity

I believe in giving. Whether that be in time, support, money, whatever else, our innate desire to charity is one of humanity’s greatest gifts. I […] Read More