How to Talk to a Person in Crisis (without making things worse)

(Original artwork by Carl Sinclair, acrylic, 22″ x 28″) How do you talk to a person who just experienced trauma? Without specialized training in Psychology, it is not always clear

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Will You Call?

I am writing to you amidst packing a suitcase for a trip to the UK for school. This time of the year can be overwhelming, so I won’t keep you long. First,

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Drop This in Survival Mode (and let’s get together)

Does your work (or life in general) feel overwhelming? I’ve been hearing from a lot of people who are overwhelmed and just trying to keep up with the speed and

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How to Not Go Crazy This Winter

Can we make it through this pandemic winter and come out on the other side without going crazy? Let’s try. We can start with these quick 10 yes/no questions to

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Anxious While Waiting? Do This.

As the fate of the US is being decided this week during the Presidential Election, our anxieties may peak, no matter which side we support. This is a post about

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Time of Uncertainty? Ha!

An increasing number of articles on “the time of uncertainty” dispense quick advice: how to handle uncertainty, how to reduce it, what to do in uncertainty…. Let me ask you:

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Our (Changing) Rules of Engagement

Much of what used to know about the rules of engagement is simply not true anymore, thanks to the pandemic. Some of what you used to know is no longer

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A Case of Exploding Eggs

In April, I wrote a post about high achievers hitting low points during the pandemic. In May, I almost burned down our house, leaving boiling eggs on the stove. This

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Are you wearing pants?

My husband tipped me off to an apparently popular question being asked during work conference calls these days: “Are you wearing pants?” This joke goes to the heart of the

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