Case Study. Situational Depression
Sue (S) came to me (T) saying she was seriously depressed—including having suicidal thoughts. So we began. T: Ever had suicidal thoughts before? Hm. I thought so. Now, imagine taking an emotional string and tracing it back to … Continue reading →
Depression: An Existential Vacuum?
What if we do all the “right things” and still feel depressed? Maybe the solution is not medications, or even all the ways we’ve tried to relieve depression—as enormously helpful as these attitudes and actions are. We’ve tried everything. We… … Continue reading →
Good Grief: What I Wish I’d Known
Good Grief: What I Wish I’d Known During this worldwide pandemic, many, many folks are in overwhelming grief and feeling profoundly alone. It is my belief, however, that ultimately we are not alone, that the physical world is not all … Continue reading →
“Healing Heartache” Support Group
If you–or someone you care about–is struggling with the heartache of loss (family, friend, pet, job or health), then you’ll love this proven system to recover heart’s ease: hope, peace, gratitude and eventually a return to joy. This “Healing Heartache” support group is … Continue reading →
Got the holiday blues?
Holidays can be difficult–that empty seat at the table is a reminder of loss. Additionally, we remember past holidays and grieve not only loved ones who’ve died or left us, but lost homes, lost careers, lost health, dreams-never-fulfilled. We each respond … Continue reading →
If you are you one of the 30% (or more) of American women who have been abused or abandoned in childhood, it’s likely that you are–or have been–in an abusive relationship as an adult. We repeat the past. But we … Continue reading →
Reflections After the Knife: Five Lessons
Many of you know that I had a total hip replacement mid-August. Well, what a learning experience surgery and recovery has been! I’d like to share what this experience is teaching me. I didn’t know the unbelievable value of company … Continue reading →
Statistics vary, but the National Sleep Foundation reports that 63% of women suffer insomnia a few nights a week. Does this include you? The high stress in our culture is perhaps the No.1 hindrance to sleep. We have become human … Continue reading →
Are You Waiting for Happiness?
If you think some people are just born happy, the folks who study genes agree. It seems that we have a sort of happiness baseline. If you’re not born with a high baseline, don’t despair; a lot of our happiness indeed … Continue reading →
It’s An Inside Job!
One morning recently I awoke with a heavy heart. Searching for a reason for the weight on my chest, I remembered a quotation from years past. I share it with you on the off chance that you might at some … Continue reading →