Category Archives: health

Links about Depression

Recent celebrity suicides — Kate Spade, Anthony Bourdain — shine a light on something our society generally avoids discussing: depression. In fact, we avoid talking about any sort of mental health issue as if it were the result of a … Continue reading

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Sick Call

I hate being sick. That’s exactly what I have been since Monday. And while I may have thought it was just a sinus infection or a cold at first, it seems all too obvious by now that I am battling … Continue reading

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A Christmas Eve Angel, 1988

The car started to overheat that Christmas Eve just as I passed 183 on my way out of town. “No!” I cried helplessly. Houston lay over 180 miles away and now it looked like my car wouldn’t even get me … Continue reading

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The Uninvited Holiday Guest

Holiday season brings joy and good spirits — and to more than a few of us, it also carries another, sadder melody of melancholia, and even grief. The emphasis on seasonal gatherings of family and friends also accents the absence … Continue reading

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Help Yourself to Some Self-Care Links

After I’d been presenting my teamwork session at the Brown Schools Ranch for awhile, I was asked to develop a follow-up class, “Team-Building 2,” as it were. I’d start off by asking everyone to write down their top 3 priorities … Continue reading

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Still Here — Still Aging

Granny sent me this birthday card once: It’s your birthday — so, you’re a little older…      (inside) SO WHAT?! So’s everybody else! Still one of my favorites… Tomorrow, September 24, is my birthday — I will celebrate turning … Continue reading

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Get Happy!

Happiness is an inside job. —William Arthur Ward In our Declaration of Independence, we celebrate and venerate “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” — not happiness itself, mind you, but instead, the pursuit of happiness. Through the ages, humans … Continue reading

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