Depression as a Gift

What?  Has she really lost her rocker this time?  Perhaps.  My kids would tell you that I do that often.  But, I am asking you to think outside the box with me on this one … that depression might be an opportunity.  Let’s try it on for size.     If seen in...

Road-Tripping

This summer, I took several road trips.  I even took a road trip accidentally … one that I never intended to take.  If there is a hell, it has to partially be paved with I-95 … particularly the four mile section that took three hours to traverse.   We...

The Unconscious Redefined

I was putting my daughter to bed recently.  In her own beyond-her-years precociousness, she says to me … “you know, Mom, how you know something in your heart but your brain does not quite know it yet?”  Out of the mouth of my nine-year-old came a...

How Stress Hardy Are You?

“Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency.”                                                                                          -Natalie Goldberg    Psychophysiological conditions have a mind/body connection component...

Damn on you Death

A good friend of mine died last weekend.  She was one day shy of turning 64.  Brain cancer got her.  And it only gave her a three-month notice.  I was not done being friends with my friend.  I want more time.  But, I guess death got demanding.  It did not listen to my...