In the New Year, resolve to reject the wagon.

  A thought to take us into 2019 (and beyond): What if we resolve (as we tend to do at this time of year) to move into the next year doing the best that we can, for ourselves and for others and for the planet, and call it a day? We don't need to wrestle … Continue reading In the New Year, resolve to reject the wagon.

Not a fan of the holidays? Here’s four ways to make them your own.

I've never been a big fan of being told what to do or how to do it, and the holidays are no exception. There is a general societal expectation of holiday participation in a very specific way, and that seems to stand no matter how financially challenged or far away or introverted one might be. … Continue reading Not a fan of the holidays? Here’s four ways to make them your own.

To the Parents of Kids that Don’t Fit In: Your Kids are All Right.

In my fifteen years as a clinician, I’ve worked predominantly with adolescents and young adults. I’ve always appreciated teenagers - there is such magic in that developmental period of trying on many different hats and identity exploration. On countless occasions, I’ve had teenagers brought to my office by their parents, seeking support because their child … Continue reading To the Parents of Kids that Don’t Fit In: Your Kids are All Right.