A SMART Start to 2020

Here’s to 2020! We did it, we made it through another year. As we head into the new year, it’s not a bad idea to start thinking about some things we might like to accomplish in the months to come. Setting goals for ourselves can provide us with something to look forward to and give […]


Change your perspective. Change your life.

Take a look at the image below. What do you see? Do you see a storm coming on or just some gray clouds passing by? Do you see sprouting weeds or blooming flowers? Do you see sunshine pushing through or fading away? You can take from this photograph what you may but bottom line is […]


Enjoying Your Holiday Season while Sober

The upcoming holidays mean various things to various people. We like to spend time with family, show generosity to others and eat and drink to our heart’s content. If you’re one of the millions of Americans that have decided to opt out of the drinking portion of this tradition, it may be a challenge.


The Resilience Factor: Trauma and Recovery—The Practical Side

I have always been drawn to trauma in a sense. I don’t mean I like trauma or am fascinated by the medical needs of trauma survivors like my doctor friends who want to literally put people back together. But, I have always had a heart for trauma survivors. Maybe it is the therapeutic personality streak […]