Tag: anxiety

Broken Open

Nine years ago, my son T.J.’s death shattered my soul. Reflecting on the days and weeks following his death I remember a push and pull deep inside moving me forward on a wave of love and kindness.

Crossing the Finals Finish Line

It’s that time of year—the dreaded F word—FINALS. Students everywhere are getting anxious for the worst week of the semester, with mid-terms being a close second. It is safe to say there is a lot of dread, denial, and procrastination. Finals week brings an overwhelming amount of stress. If you have worked hard and kept […]

Living With A Silent Disability

What does anxiety feel like? Heart pounding, unable to sleep, scared, restless; sounds like sitting in a scary movie, right? No, just a few of the feelings one gets when living with severe anxiety. Anxiety in and of itself is a disability. However, living with it and working to overcome it, I have found strengths […]

After High School Graduation-What’s Next?

How do you decide what to do after high school? Maybe you’ve known since forever what career you want and which path will get you there. Or you’re not even thinking about a career – you know that will sort itself out later – but you know which school or training or experience is right […]

Running for a cause: Team Erika’s Lighthouse

15 years ago, my family lost a close friend. Erika Neuckranz lost her life to adolescent depression at just 14 years old. Erika was like a 3rd sister to me, similar in age to my two older sisters. She was our next door neighbor in Chicago, and one of the brightest spirits I can remember.  […]