7 Best and Worst Things to Say to Someone With Depression

Life is full of ups and downs, and it’s only natural to go through rough periods when you need some cheering up. But depression is more than feeling a little blue, and people struggling with depression need the right kind of loving support. That’s why it helps to know what to say — and whatContinue reading “7 Best and Worst Things to Say to Someone With Depression”

10 Ideas for Connecting With Your Kids

Sometimes we can be so busy with our jobs, and our personal goals, and changing the world, that we have very little time to spend with our kids. And trite as it may sound, the time we have with them is so limited, and passes so quickly, that we may lose out on their childhoodsContinue reading “10 Ideas for Connecting With Your Kids”

Are You a Control Freak?

Being termed a “control freak” is not the best experience in life, but it is something worth pondering. Why do people around you feel that you are excessively controlling? Finding what spurs you to be a controlling person is the first step to dealing with it productively. These steps can also be useful in understandingContinue reading “Are You a Control Freak?”

7 Simple Ways to Handle Rejection

What is rejection? Rejection (in the context of a relationship – social or romantic) basically means exclusion – from a group, an interaction, information, communication or emotional intimacy. When someone deliberately excludes you from any of these, your brain tells you that you’re experiencing rejection. The psychological term for this type of rejection is SocialContinue reading “7 Simple Ways to Handle Rejection”

I Want to Kill Myself: A Suicide Survivor Shares Her Suicidal Feelings and Suicide Attempt

Warning: Elizabeth speaks her mind, and sometimes uses profanity. Please understand that this profanity is rooted in very intense pain, and to allow the impact of her story to be properly conveyed, I have left the profanity in place. So, please be forewarned that there is profanity in this story. The story itself concerns aContinue reading “I Want to Kill Myself: A Suicide Survivor Shares Her Suicidal Feelings and Suicide Attempt”

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: Reality and Mystery

As people live longer, the specter of Alzheimer’s looms grimly on the horizon.  A disease involving progressive brain deterioration, Alzheimer’s results in increasing deficits in mental functioning and behavior.  In the middle and later stages, the individual is entirely dependent on others for protection and physical care on a round-the-clock basis. Alzheimer’s disease primarily afflictsContinue reading “ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: Reality and Mystery”

There’s Always Hope

We all hope for different things throughout our lives.  Hope to one day get married.  Hope to finish school and get that degree.  Hope to one day hit the lottery.  With whatever dreams you have, it is hope that fuels it and keeps it alive, pushing us forward What is hope? I suppose that itContinue reading “There’s Always Hope”

How to Be Single and Happy

Being single is not anything to be ashamed about in our age! We live in a time when most relationships break up and there is no guarantee that even the best ones will last. In the meantime, there is much to enjoy in life, and singleness has a great many benefits that those couples youContinue reading “How to Be Single and Happy”

Complaining Never Helped No One…

I lived next to a neighbor who had a dog that barked all the time.  No matter what time of day it was, you could hear it barking, barking, barking.  Some of us do exactly as my neighbors dog do, complain, complain, complain.  No matter what, a fault will be found even in a simpleContinue reading “Complaining Never Helped No One…”

How to Celebrate Christmas After the Death of a Loved One

Christmas is a joyous time of year for most people. Unfortunately, for those who have recently lost a loved one, it can be a difficult time of year. It is hard to know how to handle the holidays with that person suddenly absent from your life. All of the traditions seem inextricably tied to them,Continue reading “How to Celebrate Christmas After the Death of a Loved One”