3 Ways to Fight Your Own Critical Voice About Your Body

3 Ways to Fight Your Own Critical Voice About Your Body

My mother told me I would regret it. Shaving my legs.  I went all the way up to mid-thigh.  She was mortified. At the time, I took her comment quite superficially.  “You are just trying to keep me from growing up,” I bristled. My 13 year-old wisdom was...
Panic Disorder: My Own Story

Panic Disorder: My Own Story

I remember my first panic attack. On a Sunday morning in my hometown.  My mid-20’s. In the back balcony of our church.  Singing a solo.  As I had done 1000 times before. But this time was different. This time there were things going on in the background of my...
Why Rape Is Never A Laughing Matter

Why Rape Is Never A Laughing Matter

I don’t know if you are going to be shocked or not. First you have to take 30 seconds to listen to this video.   It shows what was “humorously” said about rape on television in 2013. Here’s the original article by Joseph Lamour. I listened to...
Gifts

Gifts

I didn’t know who Paul Walker was until he was killed tragically several weeks ago. Another man died in the wreck with him.  Two mothers somewhere have lost their sons. I am so sorry. I was struck by a news item about Walker.  A young couple had met him several...
Dealing With Grief at the Holidays

Dealing With Grief at the Holidays

It’s hard to describe. It’s bad enough that someone dies.  Especially if they are young. When it occurs during the holiday season, all the jingling bells and fa-la-la-la-las are a crude backdrop for pain.  The stark emptiness of loss throbs through your...
Refrigerator Magnets

Refrigerator Magnets

Sometimes at the office I need a little giggle. Sometimes I need inspiration. I have begun a collection of refrigerator magnets for just such times. It’s not a large collection.  I have two. Here they are. The first was given to me by a patient who I helped with...