Hope for the Hurting
As I sit in my office, so much confusion, so much sadness, so much despair walks in with each patient every day. From the mother whose child keeps getting in trouble at school, to the husband whose wife struggles to remain sober, to the daughter or spouse watching as one’s memories dwindle thanks to Alzheimer’s disease. [more]read more
“Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you…” I received the lyrical text moments after midnight, ensuring my friend’s birthday wishes were the first I received on my milestone birthday. Yet I had been receiving early birthday wishes all week leading up to my...read more
Life was crashing in around us. At the same time my husband was undergoing treatment for cancer, one of our children was struggling with woes, and we were short-staffed at the office desperately looking for a way to get back on level ground. Options seemed nonexistent. Things only seemed to go from bad to worse, leaving me feel like we had hit rock bottom. [more]read more
In the dark of night, security called to warn that an intruder had entered our premises. I remained calm and fully expecting to hear it was a false alarm. When the phone rang a second time to alert me that police were on their way, the potential for harm and for loss became very real. [more]read more
Some days just feel daunting. You wake up, if you even slept the night before, greeted with a knot in your stomach, knowing that what lies ahead for the day requires more strength and energy than you possess. [more]read more
The past six months have been a blur on the windshield of our life. We went from the excited anticipation of the release of my new book, “Hope Prevails: Insights From a Doctor’s Personal Journey Through Depression” to a crashing halt when my husband was diagnosed with cancer the same day my book released. [more]read more
In today’s guest post, Liz Giertz, a self-admitted “word nerd,” shares a process she uses when faced with difficult decisions. Read to the end for a free printable worksheet she’s including as a special offer. [more]read more
What if it’s all a matter of perspective? His that is. His perfect, all-knowing perspective. What if, and this is a hypothetical, the length of our trial was determined by our response to it? [more]read more
“This is security. The alarm is sounding at your address. We have indication of point of entry. Police are en-route. Today is ______. Our call back number is _______.” The call came in after a long and tiring week. We had already faced one stressful incident after another. [more]read more
“I love you.” Words that bring comfort, peace, and joy to our heart. [Tweet "The words "I love you" bring #comfort, #peace and #joy to our heart. #mentalhealth"] I have found, however, that sometimes our words can be hollow. Have you ever had someone profess to love...read more
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