Posted On: 8 Feb,2010 By:
Category: Depression, Solution-focused

Moving Past Sadness or Depression–I

Last week in my blog, I talked about how you know if you’re depressed. Whether you’re clinically depressed or feeling really sad, I know it’s not where you or someone you know wants to be. This week I’m going to help you create an image of the way you would like your life to be […]

Posted On: 31 Jan,2010 By:
Category: Depression

How do you know if you’re depressed?

Helping professionals look at a number of factors when assessing depression. We may ask you questions about your sleep, your appetite, your energy, your ability to think, your mood, and thoughts of dying.

Posted On: 29 Jan,2010 By:
Category: Goals and Change

Sticking with goals that are good for you!

Change always comes bearing gifts. ~Price Pritchett Over the last few weeks, I’ve been writing about goals. See Creating a New Year’s Resolution Jackpot!, Resolutions or to do lists, and Passionate Goals. I’ve talked about developing a rich vision, thinking about specific steps you can take, measuring where you’re at with those goals, and deciding […]

Posted On: 11 Jan,2010 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Solution-focused

Passionate Goals: Creating Goals that Mean Something!

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars… […]

Posted On: 4 Jan,2010 By:
Category: Goals and Change, Solution-focused

Resolutions or “To do lists”?: Creating Goals that get Done!

On New Year’s Eve, we went out for dinner with some friends. We started talking about New Year’s resolutions and they quickly told us they didn’t make resolutions—they made “to do lists.” To do lists, we were told, are based on things they want to accomplish over the next year and are action oriented. So […]

Posted On: 29 Dec,2009 By:
Category: Goals and Change

Creating Goals or a New Year’s Resolution Jackpot!

Inspiration exists, but it must find us working. ~Pablo Picasso It’s the time of year when people start thinking about New Year’s resolutions.  All of us make them with the best intentions in mind. But how do you make them last?

Posted On: 21 Dec,2009 By:
Category: Holidays, Relax

Ho ho ho! Laughter as Medicine

This weekend was a busy one. I attended 2 dinner parties with friends. Prior to going to them I had been orchestrating an incredibly hectic week and the evening parties were beginning to look like just another chore. Imagine my delight when I left each one with an enormous smile, sore face and tummy muscles […]

Posted On: 12 Dec,2009 By:
Category: Holidays, Making Meaning, Solution-focused

Spending Christmas Alone: Living in the Moment Joyfully

Christmas on TV: We watch commercials of a family at Christmas. Mom and dad are there with the kids, everyone is laughing and enjoying themselves, there’s lots of presents and good food to eat amidst a beautifully decorated house.  But what do those commercials do to you when you don’t have a family¸ you’re estranged […]

Posted On: 8 Dec,2009 By:
Category: Holidays, Stress

The 4 F’s of the F’ing Holidays! Beating Holiday Stress

Holidays can be the best of times, and the worst of times; they can be times of wisdom or times of foolishness; they can be the epoch of beliefs, they can be the epoch of consumerism; holidays are the season of lights during the season of darkness; holidays can be the spring of hope, or […]

Posted On: 30 Nov,2009 By:
Category: Relax

Living in the Moment is on my To-Do List

What does living in the moment mean to you? Is it mindfulness, flow, or something else? Where are you when you live in the moment? Is it easier when you’re in a certain place–or doing something in particular?