Less light and loss of loved ones sent me into an emotional tailspin.
Social psychologist and author Amy Johnson, PhD, offers advice for dealing with those family members who always threaten to ruin the mood.
No one enjoys talking about death, but discussing your end-of-life plans can lead to stronger emotional bonds and a more peaceful passing.
Late last summer, my husband received a horrible phone call from his father: His cousin Jaime had a stroke. She was 25 years old. It was an otherwise normal August evening, and Jaime was at her new apartment, waiting for her family to pick her up for her sister’s 21st birthday dinner. As she was… Read more »
This time last year, we had to make a hard choice: say goodbye to one of our dogs. It was not a decision we came to lightly, and one that has, in some way, taken me this long to process. I’m finally ready to talk about the decision publicly, and I think the story fits… Read more »
The last time I rode a horse was in fifth or sixth grade. We’d go horseback riding near our cabin in Hayward, Wis., and I always enjoyed it — usually because my brother got the gassy horse, and, being the child I was, would suggest the horse’s flatulence was somehow my brother’s fault. Ah, kids.… Read more »
Something really cool has started happening in my family: We’re planning potlucks in terms of healthy eating. Who’s bringing the salad? Can the dressing be on the side? How about two options: one creamy and one olive-oil based? How about a nice fruit salad? Now, mind you, my family has always (luckily) been good about… Read more »
We spent Labor Day weekend at Kyle’s family’s cabin, so I would once again miss my Saturday Boot Camp class. I had several conflicts and travel in August, and thus pretty inconsistent last month. But with fall in the air, the season of back-to-school and return of schedules and routines, I wanted to make sure… Read more »