An Optimistic End to Summer

An Optimistic End to Summer

Here we are once again. It’s still warm, but it’s getting dark a little earlier. I have observed (and tried to ignore) a few red and orange leaves creeping into the trees on my daily walks. The store shelves are stocked with back to school supplies that, when I pass...
Normalizing Mental Health Care

Normalizing Mental Health Care

There are a lot of different kinds of stigma. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, stigma is defined as “a mark of shame or discredit”. There is still a lot of stigma attached to mental health concerns, even though it is very common for people to experience...
One Slice at a Time

One Slice at a Time

Summer is on its way and that often means that schedules become busier and there just never seem to be enough hours in the day to run errands, get kids to numerous activities and maintain household tasks, all while trying to have fun and enjoy the nice weather. As...
The Healing Power of Pets

The Healing Power of Pets

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, I really wanted a dog. My life was also the opposite of dog friendly. I worked long days, often away from my home early morning until late night. I was always busy and overwhelmed with all the things to do. I didn’t have the time or...
An Optimistic End to Summer

Perspective of a Traveler During COVID-19

Traveling is one of my favorite things. Particularly visiting other countries which, on a side note, I have greatly missed being able to do over the past year. When I visit foreign places, I like to truly experience them as they are in real life, not as tourists do,...
Postpartum Depression. Let’s Talk About It.

Postpartum Depression. Let’s Talk About It.

When my daughter was born I was in complete bliss. Her presence in this world after her 3 older brothers was one that was longed by each of us. She completed our family. Before her birth I envisioned falling madly in love with her, and being so swoon with the idea of...