Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Will we thrive or just survive

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“Stop your grumbling,” Mom used to say. “If you don’t like the way things are, change them.” While maternal wisdom has its merits, does it...

Hope for all seasons

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“Auntie Jess, please sing one more song!” I was babysitting my best friends’ two little boys while they indulged in a much-needed date night. The...

Joy to the (sub-atomic) world

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The holiday season is upon us, and 2020 has been rough. If you are anything like me, you have spent this year in a...

Fighting fatigue

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“I am tired.” These two words echo in my head in this unusual season. When the pandemic first struck in March and we were sheltering...

God with us

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I spent a good chunk of last year worrying about all the ways I would encounter a snake while exploring the National Park system...

How to support people living with mental illness

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People who live with a mental illness have been my teachers. I have learned a lot about life from what they model and say....

Possibilities and hope

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I have Bipolar 2 Disorder. A blunt opener but I intend to be honest and bring perceptions and curiosities to the surface. Mental illness...

Living with too many choices

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Many of us battle “mind games”—thoughts of worry, anxiety, regret, insecurity, decision-making paralysis and fear that keep looping in our minds. While these mind...