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Mental Wellness for Chronic Illness and Disability

Do you have a chronic illness or disability? Chances are that if you personally don’t, you know someone who does. What I’ve come to discover in my own journey with a physical disability is that no one tells you about the mental health…

Challenge Your Love

We are living in a world with a great divide.  Obviously, this is something that is not new, but it is certainly in the limelight currently with the potential to encourage genuine change, not only in America but in the world.  Where…

Who Do You Love?

Who do you love?  It seems a pretty straight forward question, right?  Perhaps you responded with the name of an individual, or those of your children, or a pet?  Did anyone respond, “Me!”?  Because here’s what I’ve been noticing…

Clean Slate

Happy New Year!  On this second day of the year, as we embrace what feels like the ultimate clean slate, remind me again what your resolutions were for this past year? Perhaps you wrote them down somewhere?  Maybe they’re taped to your…

Life Stacking

Perhaps you’ve seen those incredible rock formations that seem unbelievably balanced in the most peculiar and beautiful stacks and shapes? As you stare upon them it seems a gentle wind could topple them, but yet they remain. I began to wonder…

The Truth of Fear

I was thinking about how when major tragedies occur, as observers, we are always quick to project that “we can not let fear stop us from living our daily lives;” “we must keep living as we always have.”  If I’m being honest, that…

Just Sit There and Do Nothing

I’m always fascinated talking with individuals about their thoughts on what meditation is, and is not.  Why they feel it is or isn’t all that important.  I’ve been flat out told, “I would never just sit there when there is so much…

For Years Now

  I was reading this morning about the development of self.  At what stages of our life we begin to recognize ourselves as separate, and also how we begin to define that self, both socially and internally. The information was absolutely…

Brainiac

I recently watched the PBS documentary, “The Secret’s of the Brain: The Baby’s Brain.”  In this documentary, they highlighted the specifics of the brain’s development, both prenatal and within the first year postnatal.  I was intrigued…