When The Holidays Bring The Memory Of Loss

When The Holidays Bring The Memory Of Loss

December 17th, 2007.  The day my mom died. I can remember where I was standing when my brothers called me. 9:23 am — in my kitchen, in front of the stove. It was odd hearing from Spencer that morning. His halting, but loving voice came over the line....
How Is Terror In The World Affecting You?

How Is Terror In The World Affecting You?

You may have awakened in the night last night, crying out. You may feel hyper-focused on your surroundings. You may be more worried than normal about your kids. You may feel a knot in your throat. If you have a family member overseas, you may need to hear from them...
My Own Struggle With Panic Attacks

My Own Struggle With Panic Attacks

I remember the night that I finally had to admit there was something wrong. And that something was mental illness. March 1984. It was the night I opened the doors into a big, swanky hotel lounge in Dallas, filled with friends, but mostly strangers, all having a good...
3 Kinds Of Fear And How To Unlock Their Grip

3 Kinds Of Fear And How To Unlock Their Grip

I saw an old hometown friend Saturday at a breakfast place. She was up for a ballgame with her husband. “You know, I’ve had cancer.  But I’m fine.  This is my real hair finally.” She has always had a gorgeous smile, which she flashed at me...