What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

9 Strategies for Getting Through Minute-at-a-Time Days And some of those minutes can be difficult to navigate. Our minds—or our hearts—are racing. We’re at loose ends. We have nothing scheduled.  We all have jangled, disjointed, difficult days. Some of us have heard the advice to take it a day at a time. But then thereContinue reading “What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do”

7 Simple Soothers for Anxious Times

Way back before I had any coping skills, my life was pretty stressful, and I found drugs. There’s a lot more to that story, but that’s the gist of it. Drugs calmed me down. Booze seemed to melt all my fizzling and jangled wiring. I found more and different drugs to put into my body,Continue reading “7 Simple Soothers for Anxious Times”

Holiday Grief and Loss: Keep it Simple, Shed the Shoulds and Make a Plan

“Grief is just love with no place to go.” -Jamie Anderson This week, a reader (who is also a friend), wrote, “This holiday I am dreading missing mom a lot.” My friend’s simple confession brought me back sharply to how I started walking this healing path to begin with. Inevitably, the spotlight comes to restContinue reading “Holiday Grief and Loss: Keep it Simple, Shed the Shoulds and Make a Plan”