One Thing You Can Do to Make It a Good Year

One Thing You Can Do to Make It a Good Year

  We welcome every new year with celebration. It’s easy at the beginning of the year to call it happy and expect good things. Will it last? If we don’t do something we’ll find ourselves with a good riddance attitude at the end of the year. Would you like this year to be good? There’s […]

What to Do When You Can't Press Through Emotional Pain

What to Do When You Can’t Press Through Emotional Pain

  I’ve been struggling emotionally. Personal frustrations, disappointments, and losses. Friends going through traumatic things. Being unable to help them. Unanswered questions of why and how come. Frustration. Sorrow. Grief. Uncertainty. Confusion. Pain. Pain. Pain. All different kinds. It’s worse when they all coalesce. Meld together in complexity making them larger than they are alone. […]

Why Your Trauma Matters and What To Do About It

Why Your Trauma Matters and What To Do About It

    Everyone is affected by trauma. It’s easy to fall into the comparing game and belittle our pain when we hear the reports of tragedies like shootings, plane crashes, and weather disasters. But that’s not wise. Those things are indeed traumatic and your trauma matters too. If you don’t do something about it, you’ll […]

Why we need to talk about emotional pain

Why we need to talk about emotional pain

  Emotional pain is something everyone deals with even though many don’t want to talk about it. Some hide it out of fear and shame. Some still fail to see the need to talk about it believing a person ought to just get over whatever is bothering them. But there is no just get over […]

Say Goodbye or not?

To Say Goodbye, or not?

  Letting go is painful. But we have a choice. Before the U.S. housing market crash, my husband became unemployed and could only find work in a state thousands of miles and three time zones away. A place called Arizona. Accepting the job would force us to say goodbye to the life we knew and […]