Bullying Experience Shaped My Personality

Bullying Experience Shaped My Personality

 I suffered from bullying for many months, but it did not stop me from hanging out with my bully, considering her to be my best friend. She pushed me to my limits and to do horrible things.  My mother calls me Dolores, my friends and family call me Lola, I...
What Do Teens Really Think About Having Mental Health Challenges?

What Do Teens Really Think About Having Mental Health Challenges?

What’s it like to be a teenager when it feels like your emotions are getting the best of you? Maybe you have seen a psychologist or psychiatrist and have a diagnosis, or maybe you just don’t feel right, like all the other kids who seem so balanced, so happy. ...
Finding My Own Happiness

Finding My Own Happiness

This part of my journey goes back about 2-3 years.  Finding my own happiness. To make a long story short: I had a good and lucrative career in IT sales; I was living with my girlfriend in a nice apartment in a nice city; I could afford to travel and eat out at...
You’re Done with Cancer Treatment (Now Comes the Hard Part…)

You’re Done with Cancer Treatment (Now Comes the Hard Part…)

“Done with cancer treatment now comes the hard part.” September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. This blog features a story by Sheri Brisson a cancer survivor, writing about her thoughts after treatment survivorship. So maybe you’ve already rung the...
Simple Ways to Show Someone Appreciation

Simple Ways to Show Someone Appreciation

In these stressful times caused by the COVID-19 crisis, it is especially important for each of us to feel like we matter and that we are valued for what we say and do. We may forget to show appreciation for those who are important to us and those we interact with...
Five Ways to Express Your Emotions (Without Showing Everyone!)

Five Ways to Express Your Emotions (Without Showing Everyone!)

You can, of course, share your feelings, but not all your feelings are for everyone. Some of your feelings, you would rather keep to yourself. Instead, sometimes I have to find ways to express my feelings without telling anyone. Here are five ways to do it!...