It has been 7 years since my brother's suicide and I still find people that I've known for years who have lost someone to suicide, yet never mentioned a thing about it. I get it. It's not a fun topic of conversation. But it is something that shouldn't be stifled either. The stigma of suicide loss is so great that often as survivors we worry about what others will think. What will they think about our family? What will they think of my loved one that passed? What will they
Is there such a thing? If there was, we certainly would all want some. . . no, we would want ALL of the secret sauce. Someone amazing once told me that life was never meant to be easy. I couldn’t agree more. How boring would life be if we were able to sail through without any pain or sadness? Did you just stop right there? Are you thinking, “GIRRLLL, I’m not buying it?”. Pain and sadness are part of life’s great journey. We all have some. None of us want it. We would never c
Do you find yourself making excuses and hanging out on the couch at night instead of doing that thing you want to do? Want to get laundry done but are catching up on the Bachelor? How about dishes? Cleaning the bathroom? We all know how much better we will feel when it is done, but how do we get up off the couch to actually getting it done? The Two Column Worksheet This tool is from Dr. Burns and his book “Feeling good: the new mood therapy”. In it, he discusses drug-free tre
Chances are, if you have a college student, you are unaware of an alarming, but accepted drug problem across campuses. It is something that is becoming “normal” among students and has become widely known as “the study drug”. Adderall
Adderall is a stimulant medication most commonly used to treat ADHD. It is also used to treat narcolepsy. The generic name for the drug is amphetamine or dextroamphetamine. There is a picture attached to this post, but be advised that Adderall ca
Back in November, I asked some brave souls to share their stories of addiction and recovery with me. One of the first people to want to share was my very own sister, Michelle.
I can’t lie. . . I hesitated. I was thrilled she wanted to share her story. Absolutely thrilled. But, I was scared. I hadn’t heard my sister’s story yet. Obviously as my sister, I knew a great deal about her story. But I didn’t know it all. Michelle sent her story to me on Thursday. I just read