“I’m Doing My Best…” As A Parent, Are You In Denial?

“I’m Doing My Best…” As A Parent, Are You In Denial?

What parent doesn’t have some form of regret? It comes with the territory. Looking back. Seeing whatever you did, said, ignored, thought, blurted out, screamed — and wishing, “I’d handled that better.” There are many times you did well,...
Perfectly Hidden Depression: How Do You Risk Opening Up?

Perfectly Hidden Depression: How Do You Risk Opening Up?

Even though people with Perfectly Hidden Depression (PHD) are actively masking their pain, with enough stress, defenses start to break down. The mask that you wear on a daily basis — the one that hides vulnerabilities and secrets that you keep —  is...
Falling Apart. Is It Good To Cry, or Is It Weak?

Falling Apart. Is It Good To Cry, or Is It Weak?

Sometimes you know you married the right guy. I was in the middle of infertility treatment. It wasn’t going well, and another IUI had resulted in making appointments for the next one. The battle with my reluctant body continued. We were living in Dallas. Our...
Sometimes You Need A Hand. The Gift Of Empathy.

Sometimes You Need A Hand. The Gift Of Empathy.

We traveled this year for the holiday. Not to see family, but to be family. It was inspired by friends of ours that were doing the same thing, and the fact that this will likely be the last time our son has several weeks off at the holiday, at least for the near...