depression


We don’t say about someone who jumps from a burning building that we wish they had known how well-loved they were. Despair is like torture. Everybody has a breaking point no matter how loved or brilliant or successful they are. I am saddened when I read again and again that [...]

About Suicide – RIP Robin WIlliams


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  “I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I [...]

The part of me I don’t want you to see



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Fear is such a formidable foe and self-doubt can be a lethal assassin.   You may – or may not – have noticed that you hadn’t heard from me for a while.  When I look back on the past six months, fear has played far too great a role in [...]

Dealing with fear and feeling like a failure


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    Sweetheart, I’m so glad you reached out to me.  I hear that you are hurting. I’m so sorry that life is really hard right now. I have time for you.    How can I support you right now?   Where are you?   Can you find somewhere quiet [...]

What to read when you’re on the edge



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Holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year but they can also be the most difficult.   There is something about the message that this particular time should be full of joy that can create a lot more pressure for people who aren’t feeling particularly joyful for various [...]

How to survive the most wonderful time of the year ...


Announcing the Practical Enlightenment series: for which I invite you to get your big girl (or boy) panties on and grab a flashlight as we dive under the bed of your subconscious to confront and conquer the monsters lurking there. Over the years, I have discovered that trying not to [...]

The monsters under the bed



In spite of the fact that many people tend to live as if their head and body are two distinct entities, there is, in fact, a great deal of kosher clinical research to back up the notion that what goes on in your head has a tangible effect on your [...]

Why thinking is bad for your health