Self care and self compassion in academia

I wrote a short post about my mental health and self-compassion in academia. Not to complain, but to encourage others to tell their story about it. I just want you to know that you're not alone. I...

Men’s Health: 3 reminders for maintaining a healthy mind

National Men’s Health Week is observed each year leading up to Father’s Day. Help support the men in your life with these three tips for better mental health. 1. Depression affects...

Give Time: 3 ways to increase face-to-face contact with loved ones

With Thanksgiving just behind us and the end-of-the-year holiday seasons fast upon us, our minds often turn to our loved ones. In my family, we have made a conscious effort (and yes, with...

The Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary

The awful events of December 14 in Connecticut have profoundly affected the nation and amplify the fear and foreboding of our own Clackamas Town Center shooting. The rapidity, intensity and...