If You Have A Disease Should You Go To Jail Or A Center For Help?

People are being sent to jail or prison for having a disease, instead of re-hab Do you think this law should be changed?...more

10 Tips For Helping a Loved One Through Depression

My husband practically whispered it. "Honey, I don't know what to do to help you right now." "I don't know either." I think back on those horrible days I spent fighting to get out of my own dark well. Nothing else hurts that bad. I'm brought back to it every single time I hear someone else is fighting their own demons of depression. As a psychologist, I'm often asked, "What can I do to help my spouse/child/friend who is depressed?" While the answer of every person suffering through depression might be a tad different, in my experience, the answer always comes back to the need to feel loved, accepted, and not alone. ...more
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2 weddings... one month- Roar or raw?

2 weddings... one month- Roar or raw?1 Corinthians 15:46The spiritual did not come first, but the natural, and after that the spiritual. ...more

10 Things to Know if you Have a Depressed Loved One

10 Things to Know if You Have a Depressed Loved OneDepression is a painful disorder. If you’ve never experienced it, count yourself blessed....more

The Sadness Behind Suicide

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How Do You Remember People's Names?

Dear Mouthy Housewives,I am the worst at remembering people's faces. Just today I introduced myself to someone I already met. I've been like this my whole life, so I know it's nothing serious, like memory loss. How do I avoid these embarassing situations?Signed,Face OffCredit: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr Creative Commons...more
I have a version of this where I will ask, "How do you spell your name again?"  Usually works ...more

A Desperate Cry For Help

Asking for help is the scariest thing I have ever done.At this point (the point where you have to ask for help because you’re between a rock and hard place) you go back to sixth grade in your mind and wonder if you had just studied a little harder for that spelling bee and gone to nationals, would your life be that much different?...more

Moving From Wordpress.com to .org in 5 Easy Steps

Since I've become self-hosted, quite a few people have asked me how I did it. Seein as how I officially (and more importantly) successfully switched from Wordpress.com to self-hosted Wordpress.org, it basically qualifies me as a professional so I decided to write up a post to answer a bunch of questions in one fell swoop....more

Asking for help creates a win-win (It really, really does!)

Tricia didn’t believe that asking for help would create a win-win. She thought she’d feel weak and like a pest and that her in-laws would feel burdened. She was wrong....more