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Watching lightning makes me happy.

HAPPY LITTLE THINGS

Melancholy. Feeling blue. Despondency. Overwhelm. I wasn’t diagnosed with clinical depression until well into adulthood, but thankfully, I had by then found some small ways of coping. One of these is my Happy Little Things. Call it gratitude, thankfulness, looking for the silver lining, or just learning to stay positive. Whatever name it goes by, […]

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WHAT EVERY MOM NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT CHILDHOOD ANXIETY

WHEN YOUR CHILD STRUGGLES WITH ANXIETY

As someone who has witnessed the long-term worst-case-scenario consequences of severe mental illness, I am passionate about teaching my kids to manage their emotions, and I have been proactive about doing so since they were little. This has not prevented one of my sons from struggling with pretty significant anxiety at a young age. It is heartbreaking to see him […]

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