That’s how it went. One day at a time. I didn’t count the days or mark them off with an X on my calendar, but I might as well have because each one felt like an indelible stamp on my very slow progress. If it could be called progress. The constant ups and downs felt like a roller coaster ride that I had to weather in my mind without showing it outwardly. Read More
College campuses seem to be hot beds for our youth to explore the world of alcohol and/or drugs. With no real supervision these kids only have themselves to answer to and some do with great respect and dignity, while others run rampant thinking they are invincible. Read More
Parenting after baby loss is very hard. Talking to children about baby loss helps you and them heal and integrate as a family. Here are a few thoughts to support you as you parent alongside loss. Read More
Irritate Bowel Syndrome has no known cause, but stress is a major factor. IBBBSS, Irritate Bariatric Bipolar Bowel Suicide Syndrome is a way of looking at what causes and what can be done about IBS. Read More
We are not isolated in our suffering. We all suffer from the vulnerability of the human condition. We all have imperfect and messy parts that can lead to dysfunction and despair. And we all desperately need kindness, connection, and compassion to make it through. As American psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross once said, “I’m not okay, you’re not okay, and that’s okay.” Read More
There is a great deal of variance in giving a traffic citation. Some of this is dependent on what the officer feels like doing, or what he/she focuses on. We have come to accept this. Yet, we wouldn't want this to be true of a mental health diagnosis. Unfortunately, there is evidence this occurs in this area as well. Diagnosis isn't as scientific or as perfect as believed. Read More
Two critical things were happening at once. I was getting used to being back at work, wondering if I could make it past the three week mark — which was the point at which I had gone back into the hospital the first time I returned to work. And, my psychiatrist Dr. Adena and I were negotiating post suicide attempt, post hospitalizations and post vacation difficulties. Read More
He was employed in a house of cards; he was the lone survivor. But for a numbers guy, he was never sufficiently calculating. Does he have more time than money?
His kids are his homeland; his mission, their security. He needs job security. Pride has its prejudice.
Does hope have an expiration date? What happens when hope goes on life support?