I’ve always watched the NFL Draft.  I have spreadsheets and color coated graphs and it’s like a mini holiday in my sports filled world.  (You should see me on the day the schedules get released 😂 That’s a whole nother colorful mess!!) So this year wasn’t any different…. until it was completely different!  It’s usually […]

Depression, Grieving, Mental Health, Mental Illness

June 3, 2021

Let’s use our voices. Let’s do our part!

Life becomes easier to handle and more fulfilling once you accept this difficult truth: Anxiety doesn’t go away! There is no cure. It is a part of the human condition.  Sure, it might lie dormant for periods of time and give the illusion that it has left forever, but the moment something exacting triggers it, […]

Anxiety, Depression, Disorders

May 31, 2020

Accepting Anxiety

Random thoughts I wanted to share from my latest journey…moving into my new home and moving forward with my life. When I was in Denver, I wanted to get out, desperately needed to get away from all of its chaos for at least a year and a half… My dream was to be in the […]

Depression, Grieving, My Journey

May 29, 2020

My New Life

Depression is one of the most pervasive mental disorders in the United States. According to the ADAA (Anxiety & Depression Association of America), major depressive disorder affects more than 15 million Americans (6.7% of the population) in any given year. The ADAA also states that depression is the leading cause of disability for adults ages […]


May 18, 2017

6 Misconceptions About Depression

Have you noticed yourself feeling unusually gloomy, sad, unmotivated, blue, foggy, glum, tired, moody, or downright depressed during the last few months? Before you blame yourself, your family, your friends, or your job for your less-than-positive mood, take a moment to consider the impact of Seasonal Affective Disorder. What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective […]

Depression, Disorders

February 2, 2017

Feeling SAD? 6 Quick Tips To Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

The holiday season is in full swing, and many of even the strictest dieters have thrown caution to the wind. We’ll pull ourselves together and begin eating responsibly again after January 1, but until then there’s no harm in eating whatever we want… right? Unfortunately, this may not be the case. Studies have shown that […]

Addiction, Depression, Mental Health, Moods, Stress

December 23, 2016

Can Your Diet Affect Your Mood?

Many people consider happiness a destination, not a journey. According to this mindset, happiness is something we achieve after lots of hard work, rather than something we experience as we work towards our goals. Unfortunately, this mindset often leads to a surprising outcome: after we have finally accomplished that which was supposed to make us […]


June 3, 2016

Can Happiness Cause Depression?

Have you experienced any of the following symptoms recently? Feeling “down” or “blue” Lack of motivation to do anything Feelings of depression (even if you’re generally a happy person) Weight Gain Low energy Feeling sluggish or fatigued Difficulty Sleeping   If any of these examples apply to you, it’s possible that you’ve been affected by […]

Depression, Disorders

January 8, 2016

5 Ways To Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder

The holidays are supposed to be a happy time, but unfortunately, they’re not always filled with the same cheer and goodwill that the movies and storefronts portray. The holidays can also bring a great deal of stress, family issues, and anxiety to the forefront, and if you’re not careful, these stressors can quickly lead to […]


December 16, 2015

Dealing With Depression During the Holidays