Celebrating Life. A Post About Grief And Gratitude

Celebrating Life. A Post About Grief And Gratitude

This is a special weekend for me. I’m headed to my hometown to be with my brothers and their wives. It’s the day, a decade ago, when my mother died, and then my father a week later. I’ve written about their lives and their deaths before. My mom, a...
How Has Writing 200 Posts Changed Me?

How Has Writing 200 Posts Changed Me?

I can’t quite believe it. This is my 200th post. I’ve come to love sitting down in front of a blank screen, the little cursor blinking an early morning hello at me, and trying to convey either something that I have talked with patients about during my...
Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Vulnerability?

Why Is It So Hard To Talk About Vulnerability?

I presented last summer on the anxieties of blogging. At a blogging conference. For bloggers. I gave what I hoped were good recommendations for building concrete behaviors that would help the writer feel calm. I talked about a positive self-concept. Getting support....
There Is Simply No Comparison. That’s Very Good For You.

There Is Simply No Comparison. That’s Very Good For You.

It used to be called “keeping up with the Jones-es.” Keeping an eye on whether lawns were trimmed. Kids were polished. Who served the best martini or chicken broccoli casserole. Now we have the giant reflective mirror of Facebook and other social media...
I Owe It To You. Two Years And Counting.

I Owe It To You. Two Years And Counting.

I don’t know what to say. Or at least it’s difficult to come up with the right words to express my feelings. December 17th is the 2 year anniversary of my journey onto the Internet. First with the website “NestAche”. Then with the originally...