Most of us can conjure up some images of family vacations gone awry, but we can also look back at family vacations with great fondness and warmth because of shared moments with loved ones. I am not insinuating that family vacations are all fun and no stress–vacations can be quite stressful if you do not …[Read More]
Much has been written about the mental health benefits of gardening and the way in which time outside can be amazingly restorative. Gardening can also serve as a metaphor for attending to mental health. As spring approaches and as more opportunities for gardening bloom forth, consideration of the parallels can be interesting and enlightening.
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Just when life seems to be going smoothly, something happens to throw us for a loop – an accident, chronic illness, financial setback or a relationship breakup, to name a few.
These are the types of events that we cannot fully prepare for. But fortunately most of us have what it takes to deal with them.
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You’ve heard the numbers: $85 billion in federal government cuts this year. We are told it’s going to be bad. No one will escape without impact. On March 1, unless the federal government takes action, “sequestration” may threaten jobs, vaccinations, air travel, food inspections, preschool funding, and did I say JOBS?
We are told, the effects …[Read More]