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7 ways to help a grieving person grieve

7 ways to help a grieving person grieve

In one of the greatest movie scenes about grief, Sally Field plays a mother who just lost her only daughter. Following the funeral, she is accompanied by her closest friends who can only imagine her pain. They comfort her, listen to her, offer words of wisdom, and in...

Self-care 101: talk

In 2015, The Washington Post reported that “more than 25 million American adults—about 11.2 percent—reported having pain every day for the previous three months…based on data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey.” That’s a lot of...

How to grieve

This will be the first of three posts in a series specifically about grief. Grief complicates everything by interrupting our daily lives and relationships, and it has the potential to last for years. I hope we can learn how to grieve effectively and how to simply live...
Get out of debt. And stay out!

Get out of debt. And stay out!

Contrary to popular belief, debt does not have to be the norm. Not EVERYONE is in the hole. I’m certainly not, and you don’t have to be either. When I got married almost four years ago, my husband and I owed roughly $50,000 on credit, a truck, and student...

Say “no” to TV.

When I was in high school, I was given an assignment to enhance my experience of a book (I can’t for the life of me remember which book!): give up electronics and as many “modern-day” conveniences as I could for two days. These were two great days....