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From Shame to Destiny – SEX, Sex, sex – Part I

“Good girls do not have sex before they are married.  Men are all the same.  All they want is sex.  Don’t let men touch you,”  says my father.  “I was a virgin when I married your father,”  says my mother.  “Boys can’t control themselves if you get them excited.  Don’t TOUCH their penis!  It will be […]

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Dealing with Family & Depression over the Holidays

Holidays, family and depression.  This can be a recipe for disaster or happy memories – and sometimes both.  The real question, I think, becomes:  How do we minimize the depression, sadness, and the ability to be triggered by our family during the holidays?  Here are a few suggestions: 1)  Use the KISS method (Keep It Simple […]

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Depression – Part III – Those Damn Dreary Days

Does being depressed mean that you are always so down you can’t get out of bed?  No.  Going down the rabbit hole (Part I) has gradients.  We do suffer, at times, by getting lost in the endless blackness that can envelope us.  However, most days it is like we are in a fog.  It is […]

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Depression – Part I – Identifying with your Trauma

I have struggled with depression most of my life. The fear, the loneliness, the hopelessness, and the overwhelm that comes with it can be paralyzing.  I found with myself (and working with others who struggle) that at these times, we can become fully enmeshed with our depression.  We can’t tell where it ends and we […]

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