9 Ways To Respond To The Grief Of Miscarriage And StillBirth

9 Ways To Respond To The Grief Of Miscarriage And StillBirth

Our culture has quick, one-line responses to some types of grief. When elderly loved ones die, “Well, they had a good life.” When soldiers are killed in war, “They served their country well.” When a woman miscarries or has a stillborn child,...
And Men’s Voices Are Heard

And Men’s Voices Are Heard

I asked. And I received. I posted the survey on Men, Depression and Openness To Therapy last week. We have received almost 400 responses. I have also had contact with The Good Men Project, a major men’s website, and they will also publish and support. Yet...
Boots, Nuns, Bras & The Journey To Believing In Yourself

Boots, Nuns, Bras & The Journey To Believing In Yourself

I remember watching “The Sound Of Music” for the first time. My mother took me to see it on the “big screen” in Memphis. It was our first girls trip together. And if my memory is correct, the first time my 40 year-old mom had driven solo on the...
3 Kinds Of Fear And How To Unlock Their Grip

3 Kinds Of Fear And How To Unlock Their Grip

I saw an old hometown friend Saturday at a breakfast place. She was up for a ballgame with her husband. “You know, I’ve had cancer.  But I’m fine.  This is my real hair finally.” She has always had a gorgeous smile, which she flashed at me...
How My Child Survived Me As A Parent

How My Child Survived Me As A Parent

I thought it was about the ponies.  And it was one of those parenting memories that I would rather forget. A 4-year old birthday party. At the local lovely Wilson Park. My son Rob. Bursting out of his carseat with excitement. The birthday party. A child’s...