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Thursday / February 23 / 2012

Why you shouldn’t take yourself too seriously

It was the season of Lent four years ago when my then four-year-old niece Lainey used her charming innocence and candy corn (…yes, candy corn) to teach me an unforgettable lesson.  Read the full story…

Sunday / February 12 / 2012

Innocent enough, this is a loaded question

Kenis Sweet leading the children's message at Christ Church in Glens Falls, New York
Kenis Sweet leading the children’s message at Christ Church in Glens Falls, New York

My son used to jokingly respond, “Not that I know of.” when people inquired, “Do you have any kids?” Perhaps you have to know him to understand the humor. Funny.

I find myself struck with this question, or more specifically, “So, how many kids do you have?” Read the full story…

Tuesday / February 07 / 2012

6 truths to normalizing depression (part II of II)

“If depression is creeping up and must be faced, learn something about the nature of the beast. You may escape without a mauling” – Dr. R.W. Shepherd.

I love this quote currently featured on Martin’s website, TooDepressed.com. Read the full story…

Monday / February 06 / 2012

6 truths to normalizing depression (part I of II)

Now more than a year into my personal journey of depression, I continue to be amazed at the number of us who suffer with the illness and people’s perception of it. The latter often taking the larger toll.

Research tells us 54% of people believe depression is a personal weakness. Read the full story…

Saturday / February 04 / 2012

Putting a spring back in my wounded step

The Hadley-Luzerne Class of 1988 dedicated our yearbook to our English teacher, our mentor, our friend Mimi Reid.
The Hadley-Luzerne Class of 1988 dedicated our yearbook to our English teacher, our mentor, our friend Mimi Reid.

The morning was crisp, the first we’d seen sunshine in what seemed an eternity. Disappointed with no snow on the ground but delighted with the rays, I added a skip to my step as I made my way to the basement of the hospital. Still painful, the bone infection in my scarred leg was healing — slowly but surely. Read the full story…