I know, I know. The popular saying is “Don’t quit your daydream,” and here I am saying the opposite: quit your daydream. No, I am not saying to give up on your hopes for your life. No, there is nothing wrong with wanting more and wanting to add more to the lives of others. I… Continue reading Time to Quit Your Daydream
On the last day of 2018, I awakened from my sleep with the phrase, “The end of prevalence” on my mind. See, I was lying there in somewhat of a dream-like state, with my eyes closed, and a slight awareness of a full bladder. I could tell the room was no longer completely dark, and… Continue reading The End of Prevalence
Like most, I use the beginning of a new year to not only look back in reflection, but to list what I hope to accomplish in the coming year. Some aspects of this process have changed over the years. Yet, one facet that has remained, is an honest look at my contribution to the successes… Continue reading Expecting!
In many ways, social media has provided us with ways to connect to those across the world. Yet, many struggle to relate in healthy ways to those who are “up close.” Rather than feel connected, they report feeling more alone and isolated. How can this be? Have we lost the ability to engage one-on-one? Are… Continue reading U.P.C.L.O.S.E. – 7 Rules of Engagement
Deirdre sat there, speaking rapidly and at times, seeming to forget to breathe. We were meeting to conduct an intake screening to see if she was eligible for services at the clinic where I worked. Doing what I could to keep the setting calm, I asked questions geared to help us get to the reason… Continue reading Jesus and Seroquel: Where Faith and Life Intersect
Relationships! They can be tricky. There is the business of maintaining a sense of self and sharing space and time with another. It doesn't matter if the relationship is with a friend, co-worker, or intimate partner; making sure things stay healthy takes work. Below are seven tips on how to have healthy connections with friends and… Continue reading How to Have a Healthy Relationship
I can still see it. Actually, I’d hear it before I ever caught sight of it. I’d hear Otto screaming, “NO! No Mary!! NO!”, just in time to look out the window and see Mary chasing her step-son Otto. It was like a choreographed dance. Otto would zig, and Mary would zag. Otto’s short stumpy… Continue reading Country Home Remedies