We litter our own yards with plastic figurines and wrap lights around every object that will serve: trees, light poles, bushes, and buildings. We listen to the same music over and over, year after year, and we sing with gusto about horses, buggies, sleighs, and bells as if these were common to our everyday experiences […]
This year, to celebrate the holidays, I’m once again offering a special giveaway for Christmas: three free coaching sessions! Subscribe to my newsletter before December 24, and you’ll be automatically entered to win. I’ll contact you by December 31 if you win. Enjoy the season!
It’s December! I love this time of year, but I’m also aware that it’s a season of both light and darkness—figuratively and literally. I’ve recorded a short video with some thoughts on what that means for me. Enjoy, and bask in the light!
Are you looking for a life-changing gift this season? I have a great idea for you: coaching. Now through 12/31, I’m offering 50 percent off coaching when you pay for it as a gift to someone else. If you want to take advantage of this, or you want to know more about what my coaching […]
There was a time when I was nearly powerless against my own emotions. Growing up as a sensitive person in a household made confusing by my mother’s schizophrenia, I learned to mask my feelings well—but that was the only way I knew how to handle them. And when bad things happened, my plans didn’t work […]
This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for my wonderful family, meaningful and enjoyable work, a roof over my head, and food on our table. I really am. But when I think about it, I remember that present realities–and things I experience as good–aren’t all I have to be thankful for. Each year when Thanksgiving rolls around, most […]
When I was in high school, my family lived a few blocks from a college campus. This was tremendously convenient for my older brother and sister, who attended the school. It also came in handy for the rest of us if we wanted to visit one of them on campus, shop in the campus bookstore, […]
Loneliness: It’s an even greater public health hazard than obesity. As perspective, obesity reportedly affects one in three Americans and is a leading cause of preventable death in this country. Loneliness’ impact is only expected to keep growing. So went the sobering conclusion of research presented in August 2017 at the 125th Annual Convention of […]
If you know anything about me and my most common writing topics, you know my family of origin has seen our share of rough times. Severe mental illness, along with its attendant hardships, is capable of disrupting every aspect of family life, including connections between family members. I’m familiar with those disruptions, and I’m thankful […]
I’ve been looking forward to posting this review of Matthew Stanford’s revised and expanded book. I first read this book when I was writing Troubled Minds, and I found it to be a very solid, informative, thoughtful work. I’m glad Stanford and InterVarsity Press have worked to update it because it was first published in […]
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