Holidays are coming

Holidays are coming and that means so is depression and anxiety for a large number of people around you. Though the holidays can be a time of joy and excitement, many will never feel those positive emotions. Instead, the stresses that the holidays can bring will weigh upon them. So many things can lead to... Continue Reading →

Thankful…

My father will be 93 years old at the end of November. He is still living on his own and taking care of himself. There have been a few bumps in the road over the past few years, which included a surgery and rehabilitation period. He put forth a great deal of effort and was... Continue Reading →

Remember, Be Here Now

Remember, be here now: These words are hard to live by, but so important as we journey through life. Our lives are so complicated and as we mature, more and more responsibilities are piled upon us. As a teenager we may think of the journey as where we will go to college or what we... Continue Reading →

Formula 1 Road trip!

Preparation and planning for this trip really paid off. The bus ran flawlessly through all 2245 miles round trip. With all rain in the forecast, we drove on dry roads for all but the last 2 hours of the trip as we headed in toward Circuit of the Americas near Austin, Texas. We sat through... Continue Reading →

Dealing with anxiety…

Each day I wake up to some new thing to be anxious about. It used to be overwhelming at times. Did I turn off the lights when I left the house, is the alarm set, did I lock the front door, did Canary really identify that I left the house or is it still in... Continue Reading →

The feeling of success!

Sometimes it is the simple things in life that can bring us the greatest sense of accomplishment. After a long, hard day of physical labor the reminder of your efforts can last long beyond the feeling of success. So let me share with you how my last few weekends were spent. As you may already... Continue Reading →

My life was shaped by a barbershop…

I'm sure everyone can look back on their life and identify something in their childhood that shaped their perception of the world. Some teacher that influenced you, a family member or neighbor that provided some guidance in your life. Regardless of who you are today, the people around you in your earliest years helped to... Continue Reading →

Bad day…

Too many things went wrong today. It all started with hitting a deer on my ride to work and then just went downhill after that. I felt myself entering a dark vortex of negative thoughts. Waiting for a call from the insurance company forced my to have to answer every call that came into both... Continue Reading →

Get the help you need…

It was a cool, crisp fall morning when I entered the school 10 years ago. The morning progressed rapidly from class to class and soon I was sitting in the teachers' lounge getting ready to enjoy a quick lunch. The conversation was lighthearted as everyone was enjoying the break. All that was about to change... Continue Reading →

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