I would be happy, if only….

I would be happy if only….fill in the blank. My life had been filled with that phrase. It started when I was very young. If only: I didn’t have that freckle on my faceI didn’t have this compulsionI didn’t have this obsessionI was thinI didn’t have my pastI didn’t have the regretsI had my soulmateI …

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What brings you joy?

I ask because I am sometimes at a loss as to what brings me joy. I mean when we are kids, we grab our matchbox cars and take them outside, happily making “roads” with the grass. We get with a group of kids and play Kick the Can or Kickball until the dinner bell rings. …

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Decisions: Baby steps

I will never forget feeling the call to move very far away. I was in my twenties at the time and for as long as I could remember, I struggled with finding my place in the world. I remember thinking that moving to this city would open a whole new world for me. I wanted …

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I am so grateful for family, friends, our health, our work. I feel blessed beyond measure. This wasn’t always the case … there were times I felt I wouldn’t make it. If there is something going on in your life, hang on. There is a spark within us all – grab hold, hang on, and …

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Feel your Feelings

For some of us, dealing with anxiety and/or depression has been a roller coaster ride for much of our lives. We are up, we are down. We are on, we are off. When we feel good we want to hang onto those feelings and never let them go, sometimes to our own detriment. I mean …

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Depression and Anxiety: some tools

If you know someone that suffers from anxiety or depression it can get better. One type of anxiety I am very familiar with is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Whether it is depression or anxiety, It can wreak such havoc on your life, joy and fun is completely non-existent. It lies, scares you, tells you your …

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