Category: Mental Health

giraffes

Why Don’t I Fit In?

Did you ever feel like you didn’t belong in a group you were a forced member of? A recent conversation with family members reminded me how difficult it was growing up and being so different than the rest of my family. It may not have been obvious on […]

abandoned shack; log cabin

Believing a Lie About Yourself

Criticism is a way of life in some offices and households. Bosses don’t want you to get too big for your britches, so they feel they have to cut you down a notch. Family members want to let you know that they aren’t happy with you – what […]

Christmas tree

Generosity of Spirit

The holidays strike a chord with me, but I can’t say it’s always harmonious. I have a lot of resistance to the commercial aspect of the holidays, the secular Santa Clause, and the customs that some people are quite devoted to that I am not. I hate shopping […]

redwood

Time, Distance, and Shielding

When protecting yourself from radiation, experts recommend that you engage three factors: time, distance, and shielding. To reduce exposure to radiation, you can wait to enter a contaminated area (maybe years), put distance between you and the contamination, and shield yourself. Depending upon the type of radiation, the […]

charred tree trunks, burned trees

Living with Regret

Do you have regrets? Are they small or large? About what you’ve done or what you failed to do? It’s a part of life, but how do live with them? How do you make peace with things you can’t change, but wish had been different? I’m witnessing a […]

sunrise, ocean, Kauai

Courage in Action

Sometimes, we have to be courageous in ways that we’d rather not. You know, like telling someone who is far more trouble than they’re worth that you don’t have time for their friendship. It’s hard, but so is enduring their time suckage. I’m sure you know what I […]