Your kid is not afraid of therapy. Are you?

Adults are a different story. We have issues. We were told that emotional struggles are a sign of weakness. We were told that the mind holds dark, shameful secrets.

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RISE AND SHINE

I was never a morning person. In fact, the earlier I am expected to rise, the worse my dread of the morning becomes. The summer of 1982 was especially rough. Having just finished high school, I got a job at a collection agency stuffing envelopes every weekday in downtown Chicago.  This meant that I would … Continue reading RISE AND SHINE

Uncertainty

It’s not fair. It was a brutal, challenging winter, and now, it’s a chilly, erratic spring. Today’s warm air left me longing for more.  A warmth infused with sunshine.  I imagine a late morning in July when the birds have quieted down; everything is sun-soaked, and the green lawns and trees are lush.  Remember that … Continue reading Uncertainty

The Mixed Blessings of St. Patrick’s Day

“Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.”  ― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray I love a parade, and every March, I can’t help but feel a certain pride in my Irish heritage. It is celebrated everywhere, and if you think about it, there is much to … Continue reading The Mixed Blessings of St. Patrick’s Day