April Showers Bring… – The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 15 Apr, 2012
Years ago I was having dinner with a friend.  The time of year was spring.  I asked her how she was doing and she replied, “I have been feeling depressed”.  She shared that over the last couple years she noticed that in the spring...
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April Showers Bring… -The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Apr, 2012
By the year 2020, the World Health Organization predicts that depression will be the second leading cause of reduced life expectancy due to suicide and to other related medical conditions, like heart disease (Preston, 2011). Depression can occur any time of year, including the...
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The Art of Forgiveness – The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 15 Mar, 2012
Years ago when working with trauma patients, a colleague told me that she never expected her clients to forgive their perpetrators.  I knew what she meant.  Some of the things we are forced to experience in this life are so tragic there is no...
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The Art of Forgiveness – The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 01 Mar, 2012
Forgiveness: 1) to give up resentment of or claim to requital for, 2) to grant relief from payment of, 3) to cease to feel resentment against (Merriam-Webster).  I propose that most people have at least one person in their lives they find difficult to...
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The Golden Rule – The Personal Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 19 Feb, 2012
The older I become the more I realize there is much I do not know about etiquette.  For example, growing up my parents were usually the hosts of big holiday parties.  The guests always brought gifts when they came to dinner, but being young...
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The Golden Rule – The Practical Side

  • By Yolanda Brailey
  • 15 Feb, 2012
Treat others as you want them to treat you.  Most of us know the Golden Rule, even if we do not practice it as often as we should. This rule encourages us to treat others with the dignity and respect humanity deserves.  By doing...
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