Double-Check Your Perceptions

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I was recently reminded of how faulty our perceptions can be, particularly in our relationships and especially in our digital communication. Perception is affected by so many variables, starting with […]

Improve Your Mental and Emotional Health

October is Mental Health Awareness and Emotional Awareness Month. When I heard that, I thought to myself, What’s the difference? I always thought that if you are mentally healthy, then […]

Improving Your Mental Health

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If you read my last blog and have been wondering how to move along the mental health continuum from distress to peace, this is what you’ve been waiting for. Last […]

Assessing Your Mental Health

For far too long, mental health has been used as a euphemism for mental illness. I have many issues with this, but the one I’m writing about today is this: […]

Self-Love without Parental Love

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This month, the month of love, can cause singles to feel left out and depressed. Since Adam and Eve, people believe they’re supposed to be part of a couple, but […]

Lessons Learned in 2021

Most of the world entered 2021 with the expectation that life would be better than it was in 2020. However, for many of us, we learned getting “back to normal” […]

Addiction & Recovery: A Compassionate Perspective

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The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration defines September as National Recovery Month, a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery […]

Forgiveness: Who Do You Need to Forgive?

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July 7 is Global Forgiveness Day. It was created in 1994 by the Christian Embassy of Christ’s Ambassadors, but forgiveness applies to all people regardless of religion. It is a day […]

Wellness: Finding total balance

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When most people speak about professional wellness, they talk about work/life balance. I think this is a superficial distinction. Work is a part of life so it’s all life. It’s […]

PTSD: Reducing the Stigma

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Those of you who follow my work know that I often stand on a soapbox regarding post-traumatic stress. You may have heard me make the case for not calling it […]