Drowning

Sometimes I think we all feel like we are drowning. I have had a difficult couple of years sprinkled with death and grief. The past two weeks are a reminder that the cycle is not over, but is just beginning. I often dream of driving and suddenly the car accelerates out of control and the... Continue Reading →

Empathy and Depression

Depression and anxiety are two sides of a very undesirable coin.  They are opposites, but often go hand in hand.   Depression typically feels like hopelessness despite what is actually going on in your life.  From the outside, you may look like you have it all together, but on the inside you feel like you are... Continue Reading →

You Can Have It All…and Burnout Too.

  “People experience burnout as a gradual erosion of their spirit and zest as a result of …too many pressures, conflicts, demands.”[i]   Doing your best and “giving your all” is what many of us strive for on a daily basis.  In our workouts, we are encouraged to push through burnout rounds and work to... Continue Reading →

I Am An Impostor

That feeling that you are a fraud, that one day people will find out you have no idea what you are doing,  it has a name…Impostor Syndrome.  It can strike when you get that first real job, when you leave the hospital with your first child, or when you graduate from college.  You feel like... Continue Reading →

Timeless Rules of Etiquette

"When in the company of others refrain from reading letters, books, or papers." This is just one of 110 rules of etiquette that were followed by George Washington.  While this rule may seem extreme, how many times have you been around a table with friends or family and everyone is looking at their phones instead... Continue Reading →

The House with Four Dogs

My household has four dogs: two black and white ones, a tan one, and one with brassy fur that looks like a dye job gone wrong.  It can be chaotic and loud…but it is never boring.  Just sitting and watching how four dogs, each with very different personalities, interact with each other is beyond entertaining. ... Continue Reading →

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