A Mental Health Advocate Uncovers Her Own Internalized Stigma: my journey toward healing

Over the last several months, have you been continually worried or anxious about a number of events or activities in your daily life? "No." What good would worrying do? Worrying is for the weak and undisciplined.  Do you feel bad about yourself -- that you are a failure or have let yourself or your family down? "No." …

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A Letter to the Church on Mother’s Day (Guest Post at Spiritual Parent)

One night a couple years ago, I was in the middle of our bedtime saga—trying to get dinner put away and my twin toddlers wrestled into pajamas so we could begin the  battle that would end, inevitably, with me sitting on the floor between two wiggly toddler bodies, a hand on each back, patting slowly …

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When the Experts Fail Us

I've been thinking a lot lately about expert advice. I crave it. The alluring notion that there is an objectively best way to do everything in life is pitched to us in every sphere - books, blogs, seminars - if you're anxious about it, there's someone waiting in the wings to teach you how to overcome it. And I fall for it every time.