When the Voice in your Head is a Liar

I looked at the spiral bound notebook sitting open on her desk and read the words she had written for her eyes alone to see.  I recognized and resonated with each statement she had written and circled, as if each one held its own place of prominence in her mind. Yet as I looked at her, IContinue reading “When the Voice in your Head is a Liar”

The Walking Wounded: On Leprosy and Checking Your Attitude Toward Mental Health

   ” When I taught in public schools I frequently developed opinions about why “challenging children” behaved poorly. More often than not I blamed their parents. I held the self-righteous  notion that I worked hard to raise happy, well- rounded children and that if other parents took their responsibilities seriously and parented effectively, their childrenContinue reading “The Walking Wounded: On Leprosy and Checking Your Attitude Toward Mental Health”