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 […]

Managing Disappointment

There are many twists and turns in life.  Things that we hope for, and other things that we question.  Sometimes we wish for things and they happen.  Other times we wish for things, but they don’t happen.  Managing disappointment is something we all need to do.  Sometimes we need to be careful what we wish […]

Managing Anxiety and The Empty Nest

I generally do a good job managing my own anxiety, but that all changes with certain events.  It’s summer, and my kids have been going up to visit family in Michigan during the summer, and they left over the weekend.  This is their third year going to visit, and since they lived there prior, they […]

Ways to Manage Stress

In recent days, things have been tough.  It’s tax time.  Our country is still struggling with multiple issues, and just being an adult is hard at times.  We have bills to pay, things to do, and work to keep us busy, and all this makes it more important when it comes to managing stress.  There […]

Spreading Too Thin

As a working mother and wife, I often spread myself too thin.  Between helping with homework, getting involved in too many things, working full time, and trying to make everyone happy, sometimes, I drive myself crazy.  When I get that way I have to step back and think about things and pick some things that […]