Hello sadness, my dear friend.

We tend to feel terrible when those we care about are sad. We want to comfort and soothe them, yet simultaneously fix their problems and take away their pain.

We seem to be rather uncomfortable with sadness, whether it is our own personal suffering or the suffering of others. Continue reading “Hello sadness, my dear friend.”

Is the need to control negatively impacting your life? Three simple tips to help you let go.

Everywhere we turn these days, people are fighting. From minor disagreements online to full blow separations, cutting others out of our lives because we don’t see eye to eye.

There are definitely times when this is warranted. When we are repeatedly disrespected, disregarded and walked on like a doormat. When it is a matter of neglect, abuse or being taken advantage of, we know that parting ways is what’s needed for our mental health and peace of mind. Sometimes ties need to be cut and bridges burned to break toxic cycles and move on.

Continue reading “Is the need to control negatively impacting your life? Three simple tips to help you let go.”

Happy Birthday, America.

As we embark upon the July Fourth holiday weekend, I am reminded of what this time means to me.

I spent many years volunteering for the USO and the Fourth of July was filled with activities to not only celebrate the birthday of our country, but to honor and thank our service men and women – and their families.

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