Category Archives: stress

Our Millennials and Transition

Life is not linear–it loops around and repeats itself. And when the past presents again, it inspires us to learn more about what to do next. Take Millennials, for example. Some leave home more than once, going back and forth, with small steps each time. Practice makes perfect. And these cumulative experiences prepare them for the ultimate transition into adulthood. At some level, summer camp is the first step toward greater autonomy. Because our kids’ leave-taking is only temporary, we welcome the break from our daily routine. But we know … Continue reading

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Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness

The Isla Vista deadly rampage happened in May, Mental Health Month. Three were shot and the other three stabbed to death. These six college students were killed by a 22 year old with grandiose and persecutory delusions, suicidal ideation and a well thought out plan. What followed was a week of media coverage on gun control, the NRA, police readiness to assess danger and mental illness. But now the airwaves are quiet–it’s a fading memory. And that’s despite the passionate plea for ‘not one more’ from the father of one … Continue reading

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Wrapping Your Head Around Moving

Our priorities and needs are changing as we prepare to move. Downsizing once again, we face the challenge of fitting our treasures into a smaller space. And keeping it simple seems to be the way to go. I still love to turn the pages as I read, yet there’s a growing list of books on my e-reader. And I know that the piles of articles I always intended to reference are now easily accessible on the Internet. As we sift through and make choices–which cherished objects to keep and those to let … Continue reading

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Opening Doors

As you’ve noticed, Facebook can consume enormous amounts of your free time. There are always new posts to consider – status updates about where an acquaintance is having coffee, crazy cat videos, quizzes to help you discover “what you were in your past life,” tons of recommendations for connections with people you may know since you share mutual “friends.” But sometimes a post can get you thinking as one recently did for me. Our publisher, Fuze, included a photo on Facebook that actor Chris Meloni had placed on his page. … Continue reading

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