Lipstick, Lotion and Lashes. Do They Tell Your Entire Story?

Lipstick, Lotion and Lashes. Do They Tell Your Entire Story?

Last week, Shelby Lambidonis did a simple thing, or so it might’ve seemed to her. She revealed what has been underneath her bright smile, infectious laugh and beautifully applied lipstick. She risked telling her truth – her entire story. Thus far, her...
The Good Men Project Wants To Talk With You

The Good Men Project Wants To Talk With You

Back in the 1980’s, I started volunteering at the battered women’s shelter in Dallas. I worked not only with the women there, but helped to put together a grant to expand the shelter.  We were thrilled to actually receive funding that year, as domestic...
How Do You Heal From Parents Who Hurt You

How Do You Heal From Parents Who Hurt You

When my dad died, I knew something had changed forever. My dad was very open with his love. One of his favorite things to say when I’d made a mess of things was, “You can always come home.” He’d send me a hand-written letter when things were...
Kids Are Getting More Depressed. 10 Things You Can Do.

Kids Are Getting More Depressed. 10 Things You Can Do.

I recently watched “13 Reasons Why,” a Netflix series depicting a young increasingly depressed teenage girl losing the fight with her will to live. It’s based on the book by the same name. She dies a horrible death, by suicide. The same day she died,...
What I’ve Learned From Having A Mental Illness

What I’ve Learned From Having A Mental Illness

Last night, I spoke, along with ten others, about mental illness. Not in a, “Oh, that might happen to someone you love” type way. Nor was I using my professional status as a psychologist to discuss symptoms and treatment. It was the “This Is My...