The Healing Power of Thankfulness

We can use our past to propel us into a bright future. It all begins with gratitude.

The “Yes” Movement

It is time for us to open a dialogue about female sexual predation. Just say "Yes", and start a movement that will hopefully end this tragedy.

The Search for Happiness

We humans spend our lives looking for happiness on the other side of the fence, what if is right in front of us and we won't see it?

How Should We Celebrate Our Veteran Heroes

We should honor our veterans and their families, not just one day, but 365 days a year. We should honor them with not just our words, but with our everything.

The Wonderful Effect of Openness and Honesty

The world desperately needs more people who will not hide, but be open and honest about their values. This article is a challenge to everyone out there who has found themselves too politically correct.

Wonderful Video About Life

Life. What can we say we have learned? Watch this video as Anne Lamott challenges us all to consider this question.

One Year After My Therapist Retired

Losing a therapist for any reason can feel like there has been a significant death in the family.

Women Sexual Abusers of Children The Silent Crisis

One of the hardest realities our society faces, the fact that women sexually molest children, makes us shudder.

It Hasn’t Been Wasted Time

Our decisions that we make in our lives can make or break us. However, we shouldn't spend our time worrying about time wasted.

Taking Responsibility for Our Actions: Grasping Some of the Hardest Concepts in Life

Taking responsibility for our lives isn't easy, but it is necessary to live a happy and well-adjusted life.

Three Basic Choices All Humans Face in Life

We all have three basic choices in life, give up, give in, or give it all you've got.

Beyond Beds The Vital Role of a Full Continuum of Psychiatric Care

I received an email this evening from SAMHSA, (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) announcing the following report had finally come out today from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. The piece encompasses the first in a ten-part series on the inpatient psychiatric treatment capacity in the United States. SAMHSA had [...]

It Isn’t Over, Until It’s Over

I've spent several of the past few years contemplating my life and the future, and I've come to one very important conclusion. Life isn't over, until it's over. While this simple phrase may not sound like much to some, to we who have survived severe trauma in childhood, it is a revelation. We were held [...]

I’m Going To Let My Guard Down

I rarely ever post online about what is going on in my private life. However, I'm making an exception today. I saw a video earlier of a woman who stated she was going to make a video series about living with Dissociative identity Disorder that wasn't going to be educational, nor sensational. She wanted to [...]

Embracing Change

Change is a part of life none of us can escape. From the day we are born until the day we die, we will face changes in our lives. Some of these transformations will be ones we will easily embrace, others not so much. To be terrified of change is to be afraid to live. [...]