Depression can be sneaky or loud. Sometimes it goes under the radar for months or years unrecognized, and other times it effects your life so significantly that you can’t ignore it. Without guidelines, it can be difficult to identify whether you may be experiencing depression or … [Read more...] about How Do I Know if I Am Depressed?
There are many differing points of view on psychotropic medication (aka prescriptions for mental health). You could spend hours, probably days, reading all of the different perspectives and case studies on the effectiveness, side effects, alternatives, etc. I myself have … [Read more...] about Medication Considerations: A Time and a Place
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