What’s the difference between depression and sadness? Here’s what every parent needs to know. Sadness Sadness is something a mentally healthy person should feel…when parents are fighting, money is tight, a grandparent dies, a girlfriend breaks up, a bully belittles, a “friend” gossips, failures pile on… Sane people feel sad.… Read More
His skin dries more easily than mine, and when it does it turns an ashy gray. So after bath I ask him to bring me his lotion. He’s six now and old enough to put it on by himself but the touch still means so much to him. I wait… Read More
He pressed play on the cassette deck, bowed his head and read along. He was the manager and father of a pop star in the making and I was a twenty year-old songwriter making a pitch. The song ended. He handed the page of lyrics back to me, made a… Read More
“Forever?” he asked. I tucked his Spiderman blanket around him and sat on the edge of his bed. “No, not forever,” I said. “Just two days. And then I’ll come home and play with you.” The next morning he headed off to school and I drove to the airport. And,… Read More
There’s no shortage of resources for the self-obsessed. Are you a D, I, S, or C? An INTJ or an ESTJ? A beaver or a lion?
I’m a little cynical and a lot skeptical about it all. Can you tell?
I’ve taken all these tests – against my will – and walked away from each with a new label and little else. But Strengths Finder 2.0 actually helped me immediately in very practical ways. View Post
We sat on the bank of the creek talking about Middle School. I suddenly noticed her – really noticed her, took her in. I was shocked at how her cherub toddler limbs have slimmed and stretched overnight into the beautiful girl beside me. And we remembered together why we chose not to put her on that bus six years ago and why we’ve now decided it’s time. View Post