822 Days

The 17th of each month marks another month that my best friend is no longer here. But I don't normally look at the 17th as any different as the 16th, or the 18th, or the 2nd or the 28th. They are all days without him. I have learned over the nearly two and half years … Continue reading 822 Days

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My American Wish List

A maverick is defined as an unorthodox, or independent-minded person. On Saturday, August 25, we lost America's Maverick, Senator John McCain. With his loss comes an incredible loss for our country, a country that is very much in need of his presence. For the past few years, the divisiveness that has plagued America has been … Continue reading My American Wish List

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

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 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