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What To Say When A Friend Is Hurting

Let’s face it- we are dealing with unusual times. Some people can deal with it; some have a harder time. Anxiety affects 18.1% of the population, almost 1 in 5 in the U.S. alone—maybe it’s even higher these days. And according to the WHO, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It’s a good time to look into what to do if people around you, especially friends, are having a hard time.

How can you tell if a friend is depressed?

According to the ADAA...

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True Friend: 10 Qualities

Reprinted From Huffpost:

Some believe that you can find yourself as the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. This goes for friendships, too. Here are some of the qualities that I am grateful for in my friends. While different people have different qualities, just thinking about them makes me smile.  Especially in crazy times, a good friend to talk with makes all the difference... Take a look and see which qualities you can match to the...

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How to Feel Better Even When Something Does Not Work Out

Before I start anything, I just want to encourage everyone in the U.S. who has not yet had the opportunity, to please go out and vote. Your voice matters more than you know.  

So, it was just my birthday – in such a crazy year, in such wild times. I usually don’t make a big deal out of it, but this year, for some reason, it has more meaning. I feel more grateful in general, for the little things, the messages and phone calls that have come my way. Interestingly, I am...

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5 Ways Not To Lose It When You Don’t Agree!

 

We all wish we could have peace all the time, but a funny thing - life happens. In this climate of close quarters, high stress, and divisiveness, these skills can help you more than you know. Whether it’s friendship issues, political views, or parent-child struggles, here are 5 things to do when you find yourself in an atmosphere of disagreement and even judgment.

 

1. Pay Attention To Your Emotions:

When there is tension between you and others, if others are taking a...

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Post-Traumatic GROWTH!

Post-Traumatic Growth, PTG, is all about going through something harrowing, but instead of it flattening you, it can make you bounce back stronger, have greater meaning, and make you feel more alive. Sound good?

 

 

Though this term is not as widely known, many people have heard of PTSD, post­-traumatic stress disorder, which can start when people witness sudden life­ threatening events: the shocking death of someone you love,  a violent personal assault, a...

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Why Thinking of the Negative Can Lead You to the Positive

There certainly are enough negative things going on in the world today - thinks that shock our systems and take us off course. What if instead of getting burdened or even buried by them, we could use aspects to reframe our thinking and bring us back to a more positive perspective? I’m not saying walk through life with rose-colored glasses – just experiment with a way to tap into your resiliency, so you can move forward. This involves looking at things in a counterintuitive way....

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Confidence Even In Uncertain Times

Everyone knows someone who has been furloughed or fired. It’s an atmosphere that can eat away at your confidence. That's why it's SO important to keep yourself in a good place. Today we’ll be talking about 7 ways to stay strong or emerge even stronger in uncertain times.

 

  1. Life doesn’t happen to youit happens for you. If your company is laying people off or furloughing them, consider this an opportunity to look inside, and at what you would want to invest...
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Dare To Dream

Have you ever had a dream, but talked yourself out of it… too many obligations, so many distractions, not enough time? What we believe often becomes the lens through which we see life. But what if there was much more to the story, to your story?

 

What if you could hear the dream calling you and NOT snuff it out? What if your curiosity was greater than your self-doubt? Can you get your head around the idea that if you have a calling that keeps revisiting you, it is there for a...

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3 Ways to Manage Fear and Come Out Stronger

Sure there are many things to fear. There’s no denying that we live in uncertain times, it’s how we interpret our fear, the power we give to it, the weight we assign to it, that determines how it affects us. We have the power to dial it down in our own minds and interpret it in a way that serves us rather than crushes us. Here are 3 ways to deal with fear, that build on each other.  Let’s go!

 

 

1. Accept Your Fear

The first thing to do is notice what it is...

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The Universe in Your Heart

 

In times of tumultuous challenges, we can either be swept up by the tides or learn how to ride the waves.  I am blessed with amazing kids who are learning these very same things (as are most of us!)  Yesterday I received calls from two of them: one who had seen a father taken from his family while his wife and daughter were helplessly sobbing.  Another spoke of internal alarms going off about the future of the postal system and what that could imply....

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