What Happens When You Confront A Depressed Person?

Once, I had a friend whom I thought was at risk for suicide. This was before I started blogging, but, after I had gone through my own situation. So I knew about the warning signs, but, I didn’t have any practice speaking about them. Thoughts crept in that held me back from speaking up. What ifContinue reading “What Happens When You Confront A Depressed Person?”

One Good Question To Ask

You wouldn’t ask a dyslexic person, “Why don’t you try harder to read?” You wouldn’t ask a blind person, “Do you think they’re ever going to find a cure for that sightless thing?” You wouldn’t ask a diabetic person, “When do you think you’ll be able to stop taking your injections?” Why would you ask any ofContinue reading “One Good Question To Ask”

Holding Back Is Slowly Dying

Once I took an entire bottle of Jagermeister and chugged it to completion without removing the bottle from my lips. The task was part of a ‘game’ designed to bond us, fraternity pledge brothers sitting in a circle. The group cheered – they were impressed. I had never drank that much in one swig before,Continue reading “Holding Back Is Slowly Dying”

What If My Blog Leads to Bullying of My Kids?

Certainly a valid question. There is a simple answer. Bullies are not friends. It wouldn’t require much effort to write one-thousand more words, instead of just those four. However that is the central tenet I always come back to. ‘What real friends are‘ is what I want my kids to remember if they are ever bullied. WhetherContinue reading “What If My Blog Leads to Bullying of My Kids?”