(NOTE: I first published this two years ago today. I think what it’s saying is something we all need to be reminded of.) Someone, sometime, somewhere told you that you didn’t matter. Someone, sometime, somewhere told you that you weren’t good enough. Actually, worse than that. They told you that you would never be good enough.… Read More


My 14-year-old daughter recently landed a part as a “silly girl” in the local community theater’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.… Read More


I once heard someone remark that everyone who comes to therapy does so because they are stuck in some way or another. They may be stuck on a particular event or period of time. They may be stuck in grief and are unable to move on. They may be stuck on a particular relationship which… Read More


At the time of my typing this, I have 1,854 songs on my 160GB iPod. I would love to be able to say every song on there is precious to me in some way, but that really isn’t the case. There are even some songs on there I don’t even like all that much. I… Read More


Let’s just be honest here: Getting dumped sucks. Whether it comes in the form of a relationship ending or a termination from a job or basically any other scenario you can think of where one person (or group of people) tells another person to just go away, being dumped carries just about more emotional hurt… Read More


There are a handful of songs I have avoided featuring on “Tuneful Tuesday” because, quite frankly, they cut a little too close to the bone. They dig down past my simply liking the song or feeling as if the words were significant to a place inside me that is not comfortable anymore. They make me… Read More


Hi. Remember us? We’re Generation X. People used to call us “the MTV generation.” They also used to call us lazy. And slackers. And unmotivated. Oh, and we were also going to ruin the world. Or, at least, that was the impression we got. The good thing was, most of us were too lackadaisical to… Read More