Social Media, A Review

Social media has become an important resource, but also an important business in current times.  It gives people ways to stay in touch across the world, as moving becomes more common, and living your lifetime in your hometown becomes very uncommon.  Sharing pictures and events with family, and being able to stay in touch has […]

Happily Every After

I’m a Disney fan, and I watch movies that generally have a happy ending.  My favorite Princess is Belle, from Beauty and the Beast.  I like her because she was able to look beyond what people see, to see the person inside.  I wish more people were able to do that.  I wish they could […]

Managing Disappointment

We all have dreams and goals.  We work hard to try to see those dreams come to life and try to believe in something we can’t see.  We plan, research, and hope, but sometimes dreams get interrupted.  That’s when we have to regroup and redefine our goals and dreams.  In working with people, I have […]

Surviving Infedelity

Surviving infidelity can be done, but it takes time, honesty, and patience.  For so many couples, infidelity can mean the end of relationships.  The pain associated with the loss can be devastating and change the course of the couple’s life, for better, or worse.  How the issue comes to light, the communication as a result, […]

Overcoming Traumatic Events

We have talked about trauma before, but so many of my patients struggle with trauma issues.  Trauma can as simple as a car accident, to the loss of a loved one, to sexual or physical assault.  Trauma events are experienced differently, and what might be traumatic for one person, might not be traumatic for someone […]

Take Time to Enjoy Family

Things today get crazy.  With so many events and responsibilities pulling at our time, sometimes it’s hard to remember to prioritize the more important things.  I know I struggle with the hats that I wear.  Sometimes, it’s hard to divide time to make sure that I care for myself, and my family.  As I talk […]

Finding Balance In Life

When working with patients, part of the work usually becomes finding a balance between personal needs, the needs of a family, and the needs of a job.  Finding the balance between all things can be very difficult at times.  Without balance, mental health issues can fester and become worse.  Depression can increase, and anxiety can […]

Talking About Depression

Depression is a common emotion that most people experience at some time in life.  Just like happiness or sadness, depression can come from an event or situation, and when the symptoms escalate, there is help.   Depression can cause weight loss, or gain.  It can create sleep issues, and affect work and relationships.  It can […]

Being Thankful

Being thankful means different things to different people.  For some, there is religious flavor to being thankful.  For others, it’s more spiritual.  We celebrate Thanksgiving, and I like to think that people take a moment to be thankful for their blessings, but for some it’s hard to be thankful when times are tough.  As we […]

A Spoon Full of Sugar

In working with patients, sometimes it’s hard to convince them that things can get better.  When I work with people who have struggled for many years due to depression or anxiety, they don’t feel that things can get better and struggle to see things from a different perspective.  When you have financial problems, relationship issues, […]