A decade or more ago I remember waking up and realizing that I didn’t have chronic headaches anymore, or constant stomach issues, and that my jaw didn’t always feel like it was going to lockup. I used to think that was normal. I was running at such high speed in work and … [Read more...] about The Path Out of Self-Induced Stress and Worry
The college years are an exciting time of great change for both parents and college students. Students are learning to live alone and make adult decisions, often for the first time in their lives. Parents are often both proud and anxious as they watch their students launch. We … [Read more...] about Worried About Your College Kid?
This past week my dog became fixated with something on his tail. We noticed that he would constantly try to lick or chew on one spot. After many failed attempts to redirect and try to keep him from doing it, the spot kept getting worse. We figured he got bit or stung by … [Read more...] about Let Your Wounds Heal
Have you ever been around someone who seems to have an Eeyore-like ability to find something negative in nearly every situation? Are they just THAT unhappy? Or are they trying to make everyone else miserable? Or maybe you are the one who always looks at the glass half-empty, a … [Read more...] about Looking at the Glass Half Empty
Lately I have had a ton of decisions to make. None that are difficult in the sense of bad. But some are important to me and to others. And the quantity has definitely increased over the past eighteen months. From anniversary trips abroad to graduation trips to … [Read more...] about Decision Fatigue: How To Protect The Important Decisions
Last week, much of the world watched in shock as Notre Dame in Paris burned. Not knowing the extent of the damage, many feared that the entire cathedral would be lost. Although much was damaged, including the iconic spire, the cathedral remained largely intact. A poignant … [Read more...] about Light In the Midst of Loss