3 Ways to Help a Grieving Friend
As a self-pronounced “Grief Nerd,” I often have people asking me questions about how to help their friends or family members with their grief after a loss (be it death, divorce, relationship, miscarriage, etc.) Here are my top 3 tips: 1) Do something practical So often after a loss, the griever is in a “daze.” They have so much to think about such as funeral planning, legal arrangements, medical bills, etc. Grievers are taking care of so much, that it becomes difficult to tak
3 Uncommon Depression Symptoms
Depression can be seen on a spectrum. It can range from mild depression and sadness to a debilitating and life-threatening illness. There are many articles on the symptoms of depression, but there isn’t much talk about the possible odd facts associated with this mental illness. Depression can cause vivid dreams It is well known that depression causes issues in sleep. One of the symptoms in the DSM-V is insomnia or hypersomnia (oversleeping). However, people with depression ca
The Story Behind "Stories of Hope"
I built my Facebook account in January 2006. In the “About Me” section, I put “I love to hear people’s stories.” This has never changed. The concept of “Story” has followed me throughout my education, life and career thus far. It has changed meaning over the years, but has only grown in the depth of my understanding. As I sat down one evening to dream of a one day private practice name, the word “Stories” just kept coming to my head. It’s meaning conveys so much. What would I