Never underestimate the power you have over the lives of others. Everything you do, say, and write – it all matters.
My first introduction to Robin Williams was in the TV sitcom, “Mork and Mindy”. As an awkward child with undiagnosed Asperger’s disorder, I related to the social challenges experienced by […]
When I think of “Still I Rise” in terms of migraine and headache disorders, I think of stigma. It’s easy to get lost lamenting the disadvantages we face due to stigma.
I know there are trade-offs for great achievements. I plan for the rest, the down time, even the implosion. I resist demands for more than I can give.
One of the perils of a chronic illness is complacency. We can so easily get stuck. Stop sleeping on a bed of clouds! Wake up and challenge your thinking.
Every 13 minutes, someone dies by suicide. The end result of untreated Depression is almost always suicide. If not treated successfully, the hopelessness and helplessness that characterizes Depression leads to one inescapable conclusion: that life is not worth living. Suicides happen even to the strong.
Last May my family got the shock of our lives. Our son’s therapist told us she thought he had Asperger’s Disorder (aka High Functioning Autism). As soon as she suggested […]
How many of us have said these statements either in our heads or out loud to a trusted loved one? Were we thinking about suicide when we said it? Maybe. Maybe […]
Often when people come to therapy, they will express the desire to “make bad feelings go away”. There is a lot to learn by embracing our emotions and accepting their usefulness. There are also times when the more useful option is to challenge them.
I’m still surprised by the number of people who have outdated notions about counseling. Some have no expectations while others speak of couches, non-responsive therapists, and being forced to relive […]