When life is out of control, or better said, when I am not in control, many emotions pop-up. And, of course, I don’t always feel like I can control them. There is a lot of thoughts going on about control here. But, I find that whenever we feel like things are … [Read more...] about When Life is Out of Control
“Turn and look at your pain.” I looked back at her with frustration. I don’t want the pain. “You have to acknowledge your pain. Sit in it for a while. Experience the pain. Before you can truly move forward in healing,” she said. If you’re like me, as soon as negative … [Read more...] about Look At Your Pain
I walked out of the hospital tears stinging my eyes. I was exhausted mentally and emotionally and I had only visited for a little over an hour. After staying with my Mom in the hospital all weekend I felt 100% of all of the symptoms of burnout return. Tired when I … [Read more...] about Recurring Burnout: Reclaiming Hope
No doubt like the rest of us you are busy preparing for the holidays by buying gifts for family, friends, and co-workers. I don’t know about you, but I find this stressful. How do I know what they would like? What if I get them something that just ends up at Goodwill or in a … [Read more...] about The Gift that Keeps on Giving
When you work in a professional corporate setting dominated by strong men, feelings are not openly shared. Actually, the socially accepted feelings of anger and frustration flow freely. Feelings of fear or hurt, not so much. When I was in the corporate world, I remember it … [Read more...] about Hiding Hurt, Healing Hurt
Depression is incredibly common. Andrew Solomon calls it, "The family secret everyone has." Anyone who has been depressed knows how painful and exhausting it can be, but the stigma and resulting secrecy surrounding depression make it even more difficult. People who are truly … [Read more...] about Depression: Why Can’t I Just Snap Out of It?