Questioning your drinking habits? Six things to think about before you take that next sip.

Recently many people have been reaching out to me, sharing their personal struggles with alcohol – and I am no stranger to the havoc it can wreck on us physically, mentally and emotionally.

Alcohol abuse is more prevalent than ever in today’s society yet despite how much we work toward removing the stigma, many people fear ridicule and judgment if they openly question their alcohol use or admit that they may have a problem.

What many don’t realize is that alcohol abuse does not necessarily equate to alcoholism or addiction, but it does mean that a person has a propensity toward self-destructive behavior.

There are a multitude of variables at play, thus abuse does not always equal addiction or dependency. We may have developed a habit that we enjoy on one level, but deeply despise on another and is a negative – rather than positive – impact on our lives. Continue reading “Questioning your drinking habits? Six things to think about before you take that next sip.”

Education – more than just a degree.

It’s a part of my personality to feel the need to place a disclaimer ahead of topics that may be interpreted, perceived or judged differently than how I intended.

Maybe I didn’t express myself clearly or articulately enough or maybe there’s another reason, but I want to make certain readers understand that the objective of many a piece is to provoke thought, inspire reflection and spark conversations.

Still with me?   Great!  Let’s talk education. Continue reading “Education – more than just a degree.”

An invitation for you.  Six contemplations as we close out November and wrap up this year.

Another month comes to an end and as of 15 minutes ago on the East Coast, we welcomed a new one.

Hello, December, the final month of the year.

With just a little more than four weeks on the calendar, we can find ourselves with much to do.  The holidays can be stressful, or peaceful – and usually, a blend of both.

Some are happy to see the year pass while others are grateful they survived another one.

Collectively, we have suffered greatly and celebrated largely. We have endured losses and sorrow along with many gains and joy. Continue reading “An invitation for you.  Six contemplations as we close out November and wrap up this year.”