Depression or Sadness?

We all go through times when we feel down or unhappy.  During this time of Covid-19, it is totally expected that we would be feeling particularly sorrowful, sad, or despondent.  These feelings will hopefully be temporary and we can expect to feel better.   Depression, however, means consistent, overwhelming feelings of sadness and hopelessness.  TheseContinue reading “Depression or Sadness?”

Freedom is a Choice

Think back to when you were a child.  Summer days running around and playing games in your neighborhood.  Laying in the grass talking with your friends.  Total freedom from worry and responsibility.  As an adult, we may not feel as free and easy as we were when we were younger.  The responsibilities of making moneyContinue reading “Freedom is a Choice”

Finding Abundance

To have an abundance of something is to have more than you need. It’s often used to describe positive qualities, such as “He has an abundance of hope.” Abundance is the opposite of lack. Many times people think of abundance when referring to possessions or wealth.  We can, however, look for the abundance in ourContinue reading “Finding Abundance”

Nothing is Hopeless

After watching the movie, “Cast Away” starring Tom Hanks, I can’t help but compare it to the problems we face today and realize that nothing is hopeless.  I know this is a fictional story and unfortunately Covid-19 and the pandemic in our lives are all too real, but it still helps to put things inContinue reading “Nothing is Hopeless”

The Best Advice

If you are like me, you are not short on people in your life who want to give you advice.  The truth is when you care about or love someone, it is hard to watch them struggle, so the tendency is to offer advice on how to solve the problem.   Advice is like snowContinue reading “The Best Advice”

Dealing With Anxiety and Fears

You could be having the most peaceful day and suddenly it is upended by bad news or a bad situation happening to you.  This happens to each of us at some time or another throughout our life.  Some anxiety is a natural part of life.  There are events happening all the time that cause usContinue reading “Dealing With Anxiety and Fears”

Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone

We should all have a comfort zone.  A place where we feel safe physically, emotionally, and psychologically.  It is important for our peace of mind that we have this space to be free from worry and stress.   Just as having a comfort zone is critical in our lives, stepping out of your comfort zoneContinue reading “Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone”

Understanding Mental Health

Mental health refers to your social, emotional, and psychological well-being.  While your mental health can be impacted by certain things you cannot control (e.g., family history, life experiences, genes, brain chemistry), you can control how well you look after your mental health.  “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” Continue reading “Understanding Mental Health”

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

With the approaching holiday season, we are all faced with some pretty big decisions.  The most pressing one being, “Do we spend the time with our loved ones or remain in quarantine?” “When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed ofContinue reading “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions”