Silver Linings

Welcome 2020 hands in winter gloves Heart symbol with sunset

As 2020 slowly crept to its end, I found it harder than usual to find silver linings. But as I sat down to write a piece about the new year, I reminded myself of the power of turning pain into purpose and knew I needed to reflect back on 2020 before moving forward. I found …

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Gratitude and Mental Health

Gratitude and Mental Health

If there is ever a time to focus on gratitude, certainly it is during this season of Thanksgiving. Studies have shown that there are many benefits to finding and expressing gratitude on a regular basis, including increased happiness, improved physical and mental health, better life satisfaction, decreased levels of depression, and improvements in social connections, …

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Support and Connection for Families During Crisis

Mom Comforting Child

Today is my 55th birthday and, as I reflect, I am filled with gratitude. Ten years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My children were 9, 13, and 15 years old, and my middle son was in a residential treatment center after having struggled for years with major depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. These …

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