Category Archives: mental health

Thoughts on Change

I like talking to strangers. Restaurant servers, homeless people, the Starbucks Barista, the Dutch Bro guy who compares sunrise shots with me, the checkout clerk. I find out the most interesting things. Take today, for example. I’m in Target hunting … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Day Makes

When we were out walking Ms. Bay today, my husband commented, “What a difference a day makes.” He was referring to the crisp autumn air, the sunshine stretching around white puffy clouds, and the beautifully-colored Fall days that Northern California loves … Continue reading

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Suicide

Nothing throws us off more than suicide. It hits especially hard when that act is committed by a young person or by someone famous. It draws attention to a subject we’d rather collectively turn away from and talk about the weather instead. Or … Continue reading

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UCSB: How Many More?

Since yesterday, the tragedy that happened at the gorgeous campus of higher learning has been haunting me. As I type that line, I remember not so many years ago typing a similar line about Connecticut, and Colorado before that. Each … Continue reading

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Anxiety Nation

I love language and play these little language games that nobody knows about but me (and now you.) I tune into a certain word, let’s say “worry” for a whole 24 hour period. This signals to me where the collective … Continue reading

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Earth Angels

Every so often, along this life path, I meet up with some Earth Angels. I know them instantly, even before they speak. I know them by their light first. It transcends their outside wrapping and often doesn’t let the world … Continue reading

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Can Happiness be Learned?

At a party recently, I was observing teens from around the world. I know that teens are not really the group we would point to as supremely happy, but one young man in particular stood out as particularly upbeat. I … Continue reading

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Magical Seasons

“The greatest oak was once a little nut that held its ground.” Anonymous When I was outside walking my brisk morning walk today, I had an epiphany. Well, maybe it’s a re-piphany because I’m pretty sure I have it every … Continue reading

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Teaching the Teachers

Back to school is in the air. Can you smell it? For parents of children with mental illness this is a stressful time and for those children, even more problematic. Rather than “I love school and can’t wait to get … Continue reading

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No Worries, Mate

My friend, Lois, reminded me this week that worrying about a particular thing can actually block that thing from happening. I know this. I believe it to my core. I tell my clients and other friends this all the time. … Continue reading

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