Bah! Humbug!

It’s that time of year again for the holidays! Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are just three of the biggest holidays in America. The time people spend on decorating their homes, shopping for gifts, wrapping and hiding said gifts, and of course, traveling can cause even the most easy-going person to feel the stress and anxiety […]


Take a Note from Pollyanna!

Growing up one of my favorite movies was “Pollyanna.” The story is about a girl who had many tragic events befall her, but she refused to give in to the negativity that would have been so easy for her to adopt. Her optimism was infectious, and she was able to help others develop the skill […]


Road Rage

Most of us have experienced the heightened anger and frustration that comes from heavy traffic and thoughtless drivers. I have, on more than one occasion, allowed a few choice words to spill out when being cut off in traffic. However, my “road rage” has improved considerably since moving to this large city. I hear on […]


S/he Works Hard for the Money—The Personal Side

If you are reading this, maybe you are old enough to recognize the song from which I took the title to this blog. One of my first mental health jobs after receiving my graduate degree awarded low pay paired with an incredible amount of work and specifically paperwork. We would play the song “She Works […]


S/he Works Hard for the Money—The Practical Side

“TV dinners” which became popular more than 50 years ago now were one of the first steps in us becoming an “instant culture.” Microwaves became popular not long after. Now we have instant messaging, online shopping that magically produces brown boxes at our doorsteps in days to even hours, personal shoppers and access to a […]