By: Schatzie Brunner Let’s talk about anxiety, the first cousin of depression. (And by the way, I got this information from the American Psychiatric Foundation.) Everyone experiences anxiety, and it can be useful in avoiding dangerous situations.  Or in motivating you to solve problems.  But that’s normal anxiety, which is not [...]

You’re Not Listening!

By: Schatzie Brunner There is an important new book on the market, entitled You’re Not Listening by Kate Murphy. The subtitle is What You’re Missing and Why It Matters, written by Murphy, a reporter from Houston, Texas. The author makes some critical points which are relevant to our concerns about depression [...]

Workplace Mental Health: Investing in People is a Smart Decision

By: Schatzie Brunner Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about workplace mental health. And it is alarming how slow awareness and education have spread between both sides—employers and employees. Especially regarding the resources available to aid and improve well-being. A healthy workforce impacts more than just a company’s bottom line. While [...]

Are You Striving for Perfection?

Perfection. Why strive for it when it doesn’t exist? In weighing myself this morning, I tried not to criticize myself. But, I still thought how much I long to weigh 35 pounds less than I do now. This constant wish/hope is one that I sometimes support and many times defy as I scarf down a [...]

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