What People with Depression Really Want You to Know

I’m not going to sit here and pull out a Merriam Webster’s definition of what clinical depression is. Why? Because the experience is not the same for everyone. What I will tell you about depression is that it hampers daily life, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly or...

Where Do You Belong?

In 1984, my family brought me to a small town in Western North Carolina because it was supposed to be a great place to raise a family. Here, you didn’t have to worry about extreme weather in any season or lock your doors. Plus, the nature was lush, magical, and...

How to Kiss That A-Holio Good-Bye

“A-holio!”  You’ve heard the term many ways: Arsehole, Asshole, A-hole, Asswipe, Asshat, bungholios, adult bullies, but, for this article, I’m going to stick with the term “A-holio,” because I know you are dealing with an asshole somewhere in your life and why not add...

Can Empathy Be Hazardous to Your Health?

I felt guilty.  I felt not deserving.  I felt that if I sacrificed my emotional needs to please everyone else that I would gain self-worth.  I didn’t know any better because I thought sacrificing my own needs would bring happiness. Frequently, months would go by...

Try These 5 Approaches To Help Create YOUR Soul Song

When you orchestrate a song, you don’t construct it overnight.  Like a plant, a song is cultivated from seed and goes through many rehearsals just as a plant goes through many storms. Your song is a form of connection within yourself and to others, just like plants...

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