Acceptance and Change

We live in a world that is dedicated to change, where nothing and no one is good enough.  Change is a wonderful thing – it keeps us alive and growing. But it isn’t the full story. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, then I can change.” —...

Have you forgotten how to play?

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” — George Bernard Shaw Life is hard, let’s be honest.  As we get older we focus on our daily struggles like paying the bills, getting to work on time,...

How is PTSD effecting your relationships?

60% of adults report experiencing trauma in their childhood (National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, “Childhood Trauma and Its Effect on Health Development”, July 2012) and 4 of 10 children say they experienced a...

The unspoken illness

1 in 4 people have a mental illness, and no one wants to talk about it.   If 1 in 4 people have a diagnosis, then it makes sense that just about EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US is effected by mental illness through a family member or friend. People who are mentally ill...