Well-intentioned Comments

Has this happened to you? You are feeling sad, scared, or vulnerable. You share those emotions, and the response you get is not what you expect.  You may not be able to recall the exact words someone said or what the well-meaning piece of advice they gave was,  but you remember how it made you [...]
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When Life Gives You Grapes…

Wines For The Quarantine We are all spending time at home these days in either a self-imposed or forced quarantine. Whether you’re supporting local by ordering carry-out, cooking at home, or a little of both now is the time to pair that food with a lovely, and not so expensive wine.  I [...]
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Downsizing: How We Did It

Many articles boast the mental health benefits of being grateful and how helpful it is to write down things you are thankful for daily. This morning, at the top of my grateful list, is the recent simplification of our lifestyle. My husband and I made a considerable change this past year.  We [...]
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Can Empathy Be A Hindrance?

I am struggling with something. I am unable to watch many movies and TV shows that it seems the majority of people enjoy, and I’m starting to feel really abnormal. When I ask friends for recommendations for a great Netflix series to binge or for a movie to escape life with, I get [...]
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4 Things Grief Taught Me

Grief. Your brain’s natural emotional response to loss, although it doesn’t feel natural at all. Grief is the true emotional suffering you feel when someone or something you care about is taken from you. After a loss, grief’s pain can come on so suddenly that it cuts like a knife, stabbing you [...]
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