My Own Struggle With Panic Attacks

My Own Struggle With Panic Attacks

I remember the night that I finally had to admit there was something wrong. And that something was mental illness. March 1984. It was the night I opened the doors into a big, swanky hotel lounge in Dallas, filled with friends, but mostly strangers, all having a good...
5 Commitments To Yourself If You Love (Or Have Loved) A Narcissist

5 Commitments To Yourself If You Love (Or Have Loved) A Narcissist

Let’s talk about narcissism. A recent article in the Huffington Post went viral when the author, Lindsey Ellison, described how to engage with a “narcissist” after divorce. Basically to disengage. Detach. Stick to basic information if you have to...
4 Ways To Face Your Fears

4 Ways To Face Your Fears

One evening a couple of months ago, I was watching the Houston news. There was a story on a woman who was terrified of aging. Doing extravagant things to try to stay looking young. Shortly thereafter, a reporter had produced a feature story on his sister. She had a...
The Gratitude Checklist

The Gratitude Checklist

I can remember my prayer as a child before going to bed. “Bless Mommy and Daddy, Adam and Spencer and everybody else in the whole wide world.” Sometimes I wanted to leave my brothers out. Like after the night they pulled me out of bed. Forced my eyes open...