Survivor Guilt: Am I supposed to still be here?

Survivor Guilt: Am I supposed to still be here?

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Date : May 25, 2015

I was running my usual five miles while listening to Bruce Springsteen live. I was trying to figure out why I was feeling despondent and highly agitated.  Just observing how selfish people are pushed me over the edge. A car almost ran me over in the cross walk and there was no apology, just me throwing up the middle digit. Why is everyone in such a hurry?  Why such a rush to nowhere?

 

I was celebrating the sixth year anniversary of the installation of my heart pacemaker.  I...

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Teenage Angst and Suicide: Don’t Blame Parents

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Date : May 22, 2015

There have been nine teenage suicides from Gunn high school in Palo Alto, California since 2009. Teenage suicide happens nationwide. Each year two million adolescents attempt suicide and two thousand are successful in ending their lives.

We all have been searching for answers to why these kids killed themselves, and we are seeking ways to prevent teen suicides. Parents have been blamed for being too demanding of their kids. Blame is not helpful for finding solutions nor is it...

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Let the Tears Flow: Crying is the Ultimate Healer

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Date : May 10, 2015

This article was originally published in MentalHelp.net https://www.mentalhelp.net/blogs/let-the-tears-flow-crying-is-the-ultimate-healer/

Long ago I came to believe that grieving is impossible unless you can experience your own pain and if you can’t feel your own pain, it is almost impossible to feel anyone else’s.   You can walk through life in a state of numbness missing the excitement and the sadness that life has to offer.  You can create walls designed to keep you from being hurt from...

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