Category Archives: Mental Health


Lemons, Pebbles, and Optimism 3

I recently was asked to speak about “When Life Gives You Lemons” by a friend to a group of women in her church group. She wanted the focus to be on how we can find happiness and peace even in the midst of difficulty. I remember thinking: “Sure, I can do that!” But, then came […]


Five Ways Fall Can Make You a Better Person 32

Fall is here.  I just made my first pot of chili with cornbread last night. It reminded me that we are there: Fall. I love the smells of fall, the colors, the beginning of the exciting holiday season.  I love the foods of Fall.  The sounds of leaves crunching under your boots.  I love the […]


Top 10 Health and Happiness Posts of 2014 6

So we are looking at 2015 right in the face. Can you believe it? We are heading into a new year, which is a great opportunity to review what is going well, and what needs to be adjusted. As I look back at this year, I see a lot of changes in my personal life, […]


9 Ways to Banish Holiday Stress Forever! 15

Today, I am posting on an Advent Calendar from Camille’s site Chicken Scratch N Sniff. She has had this advent calendar going all month. You should check it out!! If you want to see yesterday’s post, go here. If you want to start at the beginning and see all of them, go to Camille’s site […]


7 Inspirational Quotes for When You Hit a Slump 12

Lately I have been in a slump.  I keep thinking I am doing better, and then the slump hits again. This slump has seemed to last a little longer than what I am comfortable with, and I was fighting it…hard.  I had a friend say to me, “What happens when the therapist is having a […]


10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew about Depression 49

I have wanted to do a post on depression for a long time. I think there are so many misperceptions out there about depression. A few months ago I saw an article on Facebook about how depression is not a real  illness. It made my insides hurt.   Depression is misunderstood. I have experience both […]