About Mental Problems

About Mental Problems

Provide support and informed guidance, not advice. When it comes to mental illness, advice should come from mental health professionals and can cause heightened barriers when it comes from a supporter. Additionally, offer empathy and compassion, not sympathy. To...
Telling the Monster Goodnight

Telling the Monster Goodnight

Early on in elementary school, my daughter started showing signs of what I thought was normal childhood anxiety. If you can envision dropping your child off at school only to have to go through the motions three or four times to get them out of the car — that was our...
Helping The Mind

Helping The Mind

It’s yet another year and another opportunity to make a real impact on your health. One thing you will never hear from me is coaching people to do a fad diet, weight loss hacks or unhealthy short cuts. Dramatic changes come with sticking to the sound principles of...