An interesting thing happened to me a couple days ago. I got kicked out of a closed Facebook group I recently joined. I was a little bit shocked. I mean, I’ve never been kicked out of anything. I will acknowledge that I didn’t follow the rules of the group, although in my defense, I had […]
10 Things To Do When You Are Depressed
About 15 years ago I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder. I was hospitalized for about a week, and then I spent several years in pretty extensive therapy. I’ve gotten a handle on the depression and have been able to manage it fairly well. But that doesn’t mean sometimes it doesn’t try to sneak back up […]
Please unload your FUS. Today.
When I was in grad school at Lehigh, I remember being in this class. I don’t remember exactly what class it was or what it was that we were doing, but it was one of those exercises where you sit in a small group and you share an observation about the other members of the group. […]
Anyone Can Have A Nervous Breakdown
Anyone can have a nervous breakdown. ANYONE. And it doesn’t have to be the result of a recent trauma. You don’t have to have seven kids. Or any kids. Or a recent death. Or a divorce. Or a special needs child. Or have filed for bankruptcy. You don’t need to have checked off a certain number […]
I think it’s time I shared this with you.
Editor’s Note: This post was written in December 2012, a few days after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, just a few miles from my house in Connecticut. I’m tired. I think we all are. I cannot spend too much time thinking about the families who were directly affected by the events on Friday. […]