Did you know that an estimated 43.5 million Americans are taking care of aging relatives, friends, veterans, and they are sacrificing their time, money, careers, personal health, and well-being to do so? Friends, family members, significant others, and spouses are doing the work of a professional caregiver and some of them do not receive any … [Read more...]
I saw a hashtag and it made me stop in my tracks. #StruggleDoesNotHaveALook We often think that mental health issues have a "look," or have a way to be defined. That is not the case. In our home, PTSD rears its ugly head from time to time, and while there's no real "look" to it, we see signs: depression, anxiety, isolation, frustration, lots … [Read more...]
Write Your Story.
So many times in life I think to myself, "boy, this would make an incredible story." Or, I will say to friends and colleagues, "you won't believe this story." And then I think about my profession, my passion, what I do: I help others tell a story. I teach students how to write a narrative essay, I tell them that their story matters, I work with … [Read more...]
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