Why are you asking?

I’m a bit of a YouTube addict.  Recently, I saw a coming-out video from a popular vlogger that rubbed me the wrong way.  The vlogger criticized his viewers who had asked about his orientation.  According to him, asking “are you gay” constituted a personal attack.  He said that his orientation was nobody’s business, but then [...]

Coping With Pandemic Stress

These last few weeks have been a lot to process. Our minds and nerves seem to be raw with all of the emotions we are facing on a daily basis and leaves us wondering, how do we cope. Knowing that others are feeling similar should be a comfort, but it can be hard to share [...]

Quarantine Blues

There isn’t a single one of us that isn’t affected by the Coronavirus. Most states are under some form of lockdown. In Ohio, Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton have issued an isolation order, as well. Staying home isn’t easy when you have to do it, even though most of us think that we would [...]

Stuck at Home

We definitely are in strange times. Just two months ago, most of us never would have thought we would be on lock down with grocery stores and pharmacies ransacked and essentials hard to come by. Most of us never saw times like this, it is reminiscent of the Great Depression and Spanish Flu outbreaks. People [...]

How To Cope With All The Coronavirus Talk

I have wanted to stay away from talking about Covid-19 because it is literally everywhere. I do not want to add to the fear posturing that a lot of social media is rampant with. But I do want to post some information that is helpful. Not focusing on the stressors that are out there, but [...]

I Love It When We…

Simple touch can have an overpowering effect on a person. According to Psychology Today, "humans have developed complex languages, cultures and emotional expression through physical contact, be it warm handshake, a sympathetic hug, or a congratulatory pat on the back. Our skin is our largest organ and very responsive. The warmth of something as simple [...]

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Change can be hard to accept for people. It is an upheaval to how things have been and forces us to learn or adapt to things we may not be used to. Sometimes it is needed for our growth and sometimes it's just plain unexpected. Early in my life I set things in motion that [...]