So Your Friend Told You They’re Depressed–Now What?

When a friend or loved one confides in you about their mental health, it can be difficult to respond appropriately. It's not uncommon to freeze--maybe hem and haw or awkwardly pat a shoulder before changing the subject to the Lions. If you take a moment and think about it, though, what an amazing opportunity you now have to deepen a relationship and affirm your love for a struggling soul! 

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9 Ways I Should Have Seen My Bad Day Was Depression

Everybody has a bad day once in a while.  Or a bad week. So when I found myself trudging through an especially rough couple of days about a month ago, I brushed it under the rug as a typical ebb to life's ebb and flow. I embraced the mentality of "grin and bear it." It…

This System For Achieving Personal Goals Is A Game-Ender

Too often, we let ourselves feel overwhelmed by to-do lists and mounting phone reminders. We get caught up in all that we should do or shouldn't do and we pile expectations on top of one another like they're dirty clothes. But, what if we chose the day's single-most important task and made that the main objective? Sure, you can accomplish other chores throughout the day (you probably should), but all that will figure itself out. You focus your energy on that Golden Goal. 

More Than Embarrassing; Surviving My Most Shameful Moment

I've had my juvenile days of pretending I have it all together, preaching to the masses, and saying stupid things that I thought were wise. Now, I'm only wise enough to know I'm not very wise. I know I don't have it all together. And, maybe that's where wisdom comes from--the ability to freely admit our weakness