Sadness and Depression

For many of my patients, this time of year brings memories and a struggle to get out of bed in the morning.  As odd as it sounds, the holidays are a way to mark time and they help people remember good things, but they also remember disappointment and trauma.  I hear about the loss of […]

What about stress?

As we move into the new year, we take all our issues from 2018 with us, so there is some benefit to talking about stress as we start the new year.  There is surely enough stress to go around.  The stock market is having issues.  Lots of people are out of work due to the […]

Goals for the New Year

With the New Year fast approaching, thoughts turn to the New Year, and what it might hold. As we look back on 2018, we think about the people we lost, what we gained, and review the hopes we had this time last year.  As we look forward, we think about our goals for the New […]

Remembering at the Holidays

So many people struggle this time of year, for so many reasons. In the last few weeks I have talked with a number of people that struggle because of events around the holidays. The holiday time, whether you celebrate the holidays or not, carries strong events that help secure things in your memory.  If you […]

Finding Purpose

As much as I hate having to get up every morning and go to work, there is a reason.  Although some might disagree, I believe that I can help others and I have watched people go from struggling to living over my career.  It’s a privilege to watch my patients transform and I am honored […]

Christmas at Disney World

As you all know, Disney World is my favorite place, but around the holidays, I love it even more.  After putting up my Holiday decorations, I have even more respect for the people who decorate the parks and resorts at Disney.  I am moving boxes, and putting up trees, but they are moving tons (quite […]

Depression and the Holidays

It’s that time of year again, and the holidays are around the corner.  Over the last week, I watched people start decorating their homes for the season.  The lights and the decorations are beautiful, and make me smile more than presents at this time of year.  There are shoppers already in the malls, getting presents […]

Thanksgiving and Family

It’s the holiday season once again, and as I work with patients preparing to see family, it’s clear that holidays and family sometimes don’t really mix.  I must admit that I am very lucky to have a close family that generally gets along, even on holidays.  As I talk with other people, friends and patients […]

Disney’s All Star Sports Resort

I was lucky enough to visit my happy place over the weekend, and I was pleasantly surprised by my visit to the All Star Sports resort.  The All Star Sports is a value resort at Walt Disney World.  It is in the Animal Kingdom resort area, and is the first resort you come to in […]

The Holidays

It’s that time of year again, and people are preparing for visits from family, getting ready for shopping, and struggling with grief as they celebrate for the first season without a loved one.  Some people love the holidays, and some would just like to fall asleep and wake up in January.  For many, the holidays […]