Category: Mental Health

  • Is Personal Insecurity Robbing You of Peace and Joy? 

    Is Personal Insecurity Robbing You of Peace and Joy? 

    Have you ever thought about whether you are insecure? And if so, how has that impacted your life? In this blog I am inviting you to explore the subject of insecurity and how it might impact you and those you love. In my next blog I will share some approaches that people have found helpful…

  • Making Friends With Your Inner Critic

    Making Friends With Your Inner Critic

    When I was in my late teens, I desperately tried to understand why I thought and felt as I did. I struggled with panic attacks, probably the result of the many traumas I had as a child. We know the traumas that happen in early childhood often result in core beliefs within the child and…

  • Are You A Critical Thinker And Wise Consumer?

    Are You A Critical Thinker And Wise Consumer?

    I was originally going to write this blog about a story I found online describing how Winston Churchill’s life was saved because of Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin and how that never would’ve happened if his father wasn’t saved from drowning in a bog by a country farmer. It was a very compelling story of…

  • The Scoop on Generational Differences

    The Scoop on Generational Differences

    Do you know the name of the generation you are a member of? In what generation are your family members, friends, colleagues? How does the generation we are in impact our lives? On January 16th, PA Care Partnership sponsored an event entitled “The Times In Which You Were Born Decide Who You Are Today” presented by…

  • Are You Sentimental? It Can Make Life Difficult! 

    Are You Sentimental? It Can Make Life Difficult! 

    This is the time of year when many of us feel compelled to clean closets, donate clothes and shoes, or get rid of stuff we aren’t using. If you are sentimental, as I am, this whole process can be torturous. For those of you who are not sentimental or only slightly sentimental, this blog may…

  • Instead of Resolutions Try Inspirations

    Instead of Resolutions Try Inspirations

    The CBS Sunday Morning show on December 31, 2023 featured a segment on the history of making New Year’s resolutions that might surprise you as it did me. It turns out that resolutions were a part of the Roman Empire. According to the website by Bill Petro in an article entitled The History of New…

  • Holiday Family Heartbreaks – Sound Familiar? 

    Holiday Family Heartbreaks – Sound Familiar? 

    I think many of us have heard a litany of hurtful, angry, judgmental, and absolute statements made by family members as people try to make the holidays a time of joy, connection, and celebration, not conflict and aggravation. Some people can threaten not to come if their demands are not met. Some people seem to…

  • Managing Holiday Frustrations and Anger

    Managing Holiday Frustrations and Anger

    We all like to imagine the holidays like Hallmark cards: beautiful, filled with love, family, friends, and lots of happiness everywhere. The real truth is that for many people, holidays can be times of pain, hurt, and disappointment. Sometimes all these feelings bubble up into anger and frustration. It can be helpful to plan ahead…

  • Why You Shouldn’t Say “I am Sad”

    Why You Shouldn’t Say “I am Sad”

    A dear friend of mine recently shared a devotional from the website DaySpring entitled, Flushing Out Emotional Toxins. The article provides a helpful spin on something we often say to define our emotions.  Think about how often you describe how you are feeling by saying, “I am…” and insert a feeling there.  The author of…