Stressed? Mama Nature has a nutrient for you
    December 7, 2012
    Stressed? Mama Nature has a nutrient for you

    The body’s stress response is genius. When stress happens, the body shuts down all extra “programs” in favor of the “get out of dodge ASAP” one to give us the best chance at survival.  Well…

    Depression, Despair, and Suicide Risk in Children and Teens
    November 22, 2012
    Depression, Despair, and Suicide Risk in Children and Teens

    Depression If any of the below occur and you see these in your child (or in yourself, a spouse, or another relative), get professional help fast. Your pediatrician or family doctor can guide you. (mor…

    Loss and Divorce
    November 21, 2012
    Loss and Divorce

    Losses from Divorce If you are divorcing it is very important to sit down with your children, preferably both of you together, and later separately, and tell them these things repeatedly: (more&hellip…

    Children and Stress
    December 14, 2011
    Children and Stress

    Kids lead a stressful life. When babies, they are constantly learning – crawling, walking, talking – and as they become older, they are taking tests, dealing with everyday social issues and the em…

    July 7, 2011
    Autism Linked to Prenatal Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft?

    Autism diagnoses have increased rapidly over the last two decades; so has the number of women taking antidepressants during pregnancy – from somewhere between 1% and 6% in the early 1990s to 7-13% m…

    Bucket List
    December 31, 2010
    Bucket List

    The Greene family performed together in John Muir's Mt. Days. Back row, Cheryl Greene. Middle row, from left, Alan, Claire, Garrett,and Kevin Greene. Front row, Austin Greene My father had two things …

    The Grace in Gathering
    March 19, 2010
    The Grace in Gathering

    "I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us." – Anne Lamott I love the simplicity of venturing out every week to t…

    Minding the Chatter Clears Clutter
    March 18, 2010
    Minding the Chatter Clears Clutter

    “There is nothing either good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.” –Shakespeare, Hamlet Have you ever stopped whatever you were doing to simply observe your thoughts? Yes, to do nothing else but …

    Self-Care and Clutter Clearing Go Together: Ten Ways to Lighten Up by Feeling Good
    March 16, 2010
    Self-Care and Clutter Clearing Go Together: Ten Ways to Lighten Up by Feeling Good

    “I live by the truth that ‘No’ is a complete sentence. I rest as a spiritual act.”–Anne Lamott, O Magazine Most of us think of caring for ourselves as an extra-curricular activity. Something…

    Your Biggest Weakness can Become your Greatest Strength
    March 5, 2010
    Your Biggest Weakness can Become your Greatest Strength

    I have incredible confidence, but for the most part it's incredibly quiet confidence, borne of a life spent in pain and taking every day and every accomplishment as a personal, private victory. (more&…

    Being Different is Good
    March 4, 2010
    Being Different is Good

    If you can't hide it, embrace it. From fairly early on after being diagnosed with Arthritis, my joints started to change. I used to get embarrassed at people looking at my hands - they look like an 80…

    Good Help is Not Hard to Find – You Just Have to Ask
    March 3, 2010
    Good Help is Not Hard to Find – You Just Have to Ask

    I'm short, so I have to ask for help at the grocery store when the item I want is on the top shelf. Is there any reason to feel embarrassed or silly about having to ask for assistance in reaching some…

    pain
    March 2, 2010
    Everyone’s Pain is His or Her Own

    Pain is an interesting phenomenon to me. Isn't it a fascinating self-protection measure that we cannot truly recall extreme pain once it has abated? From the raw pain of recovery from a surgery to cut…

    Lessons Learned from Living with Chronic Pain - Tough Luck
    March 1, 2010
    Lessons Learned from Living with Chronic Pain – Tough Luck

    I hurt. A lot. Every day. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. (more…)…

    365 Grains of Sand
    January 4, 2010
    365 Grains of Sand

    As I fell asleep last night my hand opened to reveal 365 worn grains of sand – each like an empty package, with ribbon and bows strewn about… each grain of sand, like a day in the past year, tiny …

    Do You Ever Just Wonder?
    July 17, 2009
    Do You Ever Just Wonder?

    I am but one person in a vast expanse of many. My voice is quiet and many times gets lost when given among many. There are times when I wonder when this voice is quiet, once and for all, if it will be…

    July 16, 2009
    The Innocence of Discovery

    There is something beautiful in witnessing the Innocence of discovery! This little snuggle bunny has captivated this grandma's heart in a way that is so pure and intense. Surrounded by toys, sitting i…

    July 14, 2009
    Some dreams are meant to be

    Yesterday on my walkabout, (yes I am still doing the loop) I was trying to notice things that normally my eyes would pass over. I came across some very colorful leaves, some flowers, birds, but the on…

    July 13, 2009
    Silent Reminder

    It is told that when I was a few months over a year old, I was still not walking on my own. It was my grandmother who solved the problem. I was able to stand, and walk quite well while holding onto a …

    Depression: 3 Simple Questions
    September 4, 2008
    Depression: 3 Simple Questions

    Most women with real postpartum depression are never diagnosed. Even though postpartum depression is very common, and even though identifying it can help both the baby and the mother, most cases sli…