Beyond Awareness

I want to first set a disclaimer that I have no expertise in mental health. Rather, just my own personal experience with loss and grief, which has triggered my own bouts of depression and anxiety. Even those words "depression" and "anxiety" seem heavy for what I'm feeling. They could be unwarranted, and they may be … Continue reading Beyond Awareness

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2017: The Year of Questions

When I thought of what to label 2017 as I write my year-in-review there were many ways it could have gone. The Year of "Healing," "Surviving," or even "Treading Along." But when I dug a little deeper I began to see the questions that arose in my life this past year. 2016 was a rough … Continue reading 2017: The Year of Questions

An Open Letter To Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Dear Sheryl and Adam, Thank you. You don't know me. You may never read this. Whether you do or not, I needed to express my gratitude. Reading your book, Option B, is quite possibly one of the best things I have done for myself this past year. My world was turned upside down in August of … Continue reading An Open Letter To Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

Perspective 

I'm a proponent of therapy.  I think the objectivity of a third party to help you look at things with a clearer focus and vision, to allow you to get out of your own way, can be very healthy. About six months ago a friend told me I should see a grief counselor. In a … Continue reading Perspective 

The “Firsts”

The "firsts" are the most significant times in any journey. The first words, the first laughs, the first nights out are so incredibly memorable. But the first times without those joys can be equally memorable for their hollowness and sadness. My life's journey has now been intertwined with grief. I'm slowly realizing that this new … Continue reading The “Firsts”

The New Normal

Whether you like it or not, life keeps moving. It's tortuous or comforting depending on the experience.  It's life's way of normalizing itself; a homeostasis that happens, whether it is torn apart by tragedy, or deepened by a blessing. Whatever comes in and out of your life there is a normalcy that must resume.  However, … Continue reading The New Normal