Stealing Joy

Dear Friend, A few weekends ago, I was extremely cranky. Outside, it was gray, gloomy, and pouring down rain–not exactly the type of weather to pull me out of a bad mood. I didn’t know why I was so miserable. My life was full of many blessings that I was grateful for. Nothing bad hadContinue reading “Stealing Joy”

A Letter on Renovation

Dear Friend, Recently my fiancé and I purchased our first home. We feel blessed to have bought a low-priced home in an incredible neighborhood during one of the most competitive real estate periods in history. That being said, the house is a bit of a fixer-upper. Some of the fixes are out of necessity–think water-damagedContinue reading “A Letter on Renovation”

Living with Mental Illness

Dear Friend, Mental health is a topic that a lot of people shy away from….Sure, you hear about mindfulness and meditation. You also hear that exercise is good for your mental health, and so is eating a well balanced diet. What nobody ever wants to talk about is the daily experience of living with mentalContinue reading “Living with Mental Illness”

Overcoming Anxious Thoughts

Dear Friend, In the past, I’d avoid using the copy machine if anyone was near it, because I was afraid of an awkward social interaction. I’d avoid making doctor’s appointments because I was afraid to. I’d get physically ill prior to most social outings, whether it was work or something I’ve been looking forward toContinue reading “Overcoming Anxious Thoughts”