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Peace with Demons

Making peace with demons

When we have perpetual problems we can’t solve we can call them demons.  We all have them and those that pretend they don’t are lying. Seriously, I call bullshit. Some demons are small but tricky, kind of like Gremlins.  Others are nasty, chronic things like substance abuse or never-ending self-loathing.  How do you deal with these […]

November, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Grief Effect

Shock and overwhelm are probably the first experiences when you receive DNA results that tell you the father or mother who raised you is not your biological parent.  The shock is so surreal that it felt like a grief reaction to me, akin to when someone close to you dies.  It is very helpful to […]

October, 2018 | 0 Comments

Suicide

The world definitely is a hard place to live in.  Each era in history has had it’s challenges, and our contemporary era is no different: tribal politics, cut-throat academic competition for higher education and resources, superbugs threatening our health, super storms threatening everything. It is believed that with access to greater resources and greater opportunity, […]

June, 2018 | 0 Comments

Why You Deserve To Be Happy

It is 9 fifty-something this morning and I am sweating profusely on a SoulCycle bike in Marin. It’s my second time here and today I am here to celebrate a friend’s birthday. A very unique way to celebrate, in that we get to join her in something she loves and finds value in, and a surprise […]

March, 2017 | 0 Comments

What Do I Say When Someone I Know Is Depressed?

Depression, like grief, is one of those tricky things that people often feel they don’t know how to respond to.  You know the look, or have given it – the contorted twist to the mouth as you gasp inward, stalling for time as you desperately search for something to to say to give comfort.  We […]

February, 2014 | 0 Comments

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