Set Boundaries with Family during the Holidays

Establishing good boundaries with family during the holidays will help you stay grounded. Even the most put-together, well-adjusted families in the world lose their s#*& during the holidays. There will be interrupted travel and burnt food and crying children… Still, there are ways to be prepared for the chaos. Today, I’ll discuss boundaries with familyContinue reading “Set Boundaries with Family during the Holidays”

The Sounds of Silence

“I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.” ― Chaim Potok Silence is becoming more and more rare in our modern age. Our T.V.’s, phones, computers, tablets, and appliances provide constant noise. We feel social pressure to fill silence with speech.Continue reading “The Sounds of Silence”

5 Ways to Let it Go

“The longer I live, the more I observe that carrying around anger is the most debilitating to the person who bears it.”  ― Katharine Graham Are you haunted by cruel things people said to you months, or even years ago? Or things they did – anything from slights and oversights to horrific abuse? Many of usContinue reading “5 Ways to Let it Go”

What if someone I love might be suicidal?

Suicide prevention week has just come to a close. Many people have been touched by suicide, whether they or someone they know has had suicidal thoughts, an attempt, or completed suicide. In the U.S., 123 people on average complete suicide* every day (source). Some common warning signs of suicide include… Increased alcohol and drug useContinue reading “What if someone I love might be suicidal?”