Self

Forgiving One’s Self Can Be The Hardest Thing

Do you ever feel guilty about things? I hope so, at least once in awhile. Feeling guilty is good sometimes. It tells us when we have done something hurtful or harmful. Too much of it could be a sign of depression or low self-esteem, but that is not the kind of guilt I...

The Way You Make Me Feel: It Was a Mistake

I made a mistake the other day. I’m sitting in the waiting room at the (new to us) dentist’s office and notice this battered magazine table in front of me.  At first I hesitate, but then I stick my feet comfortably on the coffee table, making a mental note that I am...

Are You Struggling? Support Changes Everything

My friend, let’s call her Tara, recently got diagnosed with cancer. Her friends hooked her up with the MealTrain. While she heals, Tara can have warm, healthy and nutritious meals delivered to her door. Tara feels so good from getting this daily support, love...

I am PMSing! What PMS Really Stands For

“What? Are you having your period or something?” “She must be on the rag.” Hmmm… A 2005 Medical News Today article detailed the results of the Men’s Attitude of PMS survey – in which one finding was that 12% of men believe PMS is not real and that “it’s all in a...

Five Upsides To The Winter Weather! Blues Busters

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.” ~ Victor Hugo I used to hate the winters here in Chicago. I still talk about them like I hate them because it makes for good comedy, me being from the Deep South where I did not even own a wool...