Modern studies and ancient wisdom agree, that these are the keys to happiness.
I have shifted most of my mental health writing over to the blog on the Mental Health Association in Delaware's website. (There are also lots of other staff, volunteers and others who contribute to the work blog). But because I often hear misconceptions about mental … Continue reading A Word on Mental Health, Lifestyle, and Faith
The message of the parable of the vineyard helps us understand the grace of God.
We live in a culture where it is often not OK to have feelings. We constantly see memes and decor that say things like “Life is too short to be anything but happy,” or “the prettiest girl is the one who wears a smile,” or … Continue reading Life Lesson: Feel Your Feelings
I was at a doctor’s appointment the other day, and I filled out all the forms, writing my age as “31.” Then a few hours later, I said, “Wait a minute,” remembered the year of my birth, did some counting on my fingers, and realized … Continue reading Life Lessons 1-10
The night is hurtling towards the early morning hours but I lie awake with my mind spinning. A sleepless night with no distractions is my enemy. I push away memories like ping pong balls in my head, only to have them return, jolting, distorted, as … Continue reading Clinging to a Mustard Seed
In my last post, I introduced this response to the 10 non-commandments of Atheism that some dudes compiled. I don’t believe these dudes or this list is representative of all atheists any more than I believe the Tea Party is representative of all Christians. But, … Continue reading A Response to the Ten Non-Commandments of Atheism
As I was poking around the world of internet news a while ago, I discovered an article about some dudes who wrote a book about what to do once you decide you’re an atheist, and then created a contest for people to send in what … Continue reading A Pre-Ramble to my Response to the Ten Non-Commandments of Atheism
I am at work, on the phone with my husband, and I am trying not to raise my voice. “Can you at least try? You're not even trying.” I am in my office, with papers piled around my desk, none of which I will touch … Continue reading Raising My Voice at Christmas
I didn't want to write about Brittany Maynard, because it’s hard to disagree with someone who is dying of cancer and not look (and feel) like a big jerk. But here I sit, trying to write about something else, and I just keep coming back … Continue reading The Right-To-Die Effect