Christmas time, as the song goes, is a time of joy and cheer. For me, it serves as a reminder of a specific Christmas season four years ago; the year that everything changed. It was a major fork in the road for me, and as Yogi Berra says, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it” and take it I did.
So thrilled to feature our first guest post here on the blog; the subject is Self Value and finding your worth as you look through the sometimes dark and cloudy lens of depression.
As part of my trip to California last month, I spent some time in the East Bay with some very good friends. I love that area of San Francisco and am honestly working a plan to get myself out there on a more permanent basis; especially after the long, cold winter the eastern portion of […]
***My hope is that this post will help parents and caregivers better understand the role that peer pressure can play in an adolescent’s mental health crisis, especially where cutting is involved*** One of the most startling experiences during my son’s mental health crisis was the realization that within his adolescent peer group, mental illness […]
The following post was originally published on the Childhood Bipolar Project site on June 28, 2014. As you read, think about this… how often do we ignore that voice inside us that says something is not right, this doesn’t feel right to me or this doesn’t honor my needs? And why do we ignore? Food […]
On a recent morning, I was driving to an early meeting when I hit quite a bit of traffic. Living where I do, we can be anywhere from the suburbs to the city within 20 minutes; during normal “rush hour” it might take 27 minutes. But on this morning, traffic was stopped. I flipped on […]
Lately I have been thinking about the things we do in life to commemorate or to remember a period of time. There are many ways we remember these times; some choose writing about experiences, or photographing important memorable items and still others choose to create a memorial or select an artifact to serve as a […]
Spring has finally sprung up here in the northeast USA. It has been a long, cold winter as it is every year. As much as I dislike the cold and grey days, it truly allows me to appreciate when winter breaks and spring arrives. There is a buzz that I feel, like I can actually […]
A couple of weeks ago (boy time does fly) this blog turned One Year old. It passed with very little fanfare and unfortunately without even a small celebration. Real life, as it is said, had gotten in the way. However, the anniversary of my first blog post is really something to celebrate and even more […]
Over the past couple of days, I have been following along with the congressional hearings of the House Energy and Commerce oversight subcommittee on mental illness and violence, being held in response to the December 2012 Newtown, Conn. shootings. I have read a number of stories, essays and blog posts by parents who are participating […]