The Big Put Down

When we feel put down we feel “terminally unique”, as if we are the only person on earth who has been so shamed, so humiliated. I fully admit that some people seem capable of shrugging off this kind of experience (or perhaps they just have learned to bury...

It’s not okay! My Inner Bully

Writing about this subject is very difficult for me.  It goes to the core of my insecurities and fears and triggers painful memories and emotions.  I am one of thousands who have been bullied both at home and outside.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has finally...

True Grit

I have often wondered how I’ve survived some of my life’s experiences AND still want, more than anything else, to help others.  I recall my father on a number of occasions being truly worried that my upset, outbursts, or anger were the seeds of a serious mental...