Tag Archives: well-being


4 Things You Need to Know About Gratitude 11

Recently, I have been trying to put a focus on gratitude again.  It is something that I really have to work at. It doesn’t come naturally.  But, the more that I work at it, the easier it becomes.  I am grateful for so many things. With September 11 yesterday, I was reminded of that day […]

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As School Starts, Let’s Talk About Bullying 22

I did this series of posts earlier this year on bullying, but as school is starting, I thought this deserved a shout out.   As we prepare our children for school, we focus a lot of energy on buying new clothes, getting school supplies, making sure they have backpacks, and getting their schedules coordinated.  But, […]


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 […]

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Self-Harm: Some Facts and Helps 18

She’s sitting there alone, uncomfortable.  She keeps pulling down the sleeve on her long-sleeve shirt, avoiding eye-contact.  As she leans back, you notice some scratches on her wrist.   “What happened?” you ask. “Oh, my silly cat scratched me today.  We were just playing around outside and she scratched my arm.”   Quickly, she pulls […]