Call it by its name.

I recently read an article on climate change and the emotional consequences thereof. The coming devastation is making people ill in advance; their fear and worry, their sense of impotence, and their grief is manifesting in a variety of problems including anxiety and depression. For some it is so severe, they develop PTSD. In an …

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Insert appropriate seasonal greeting here.

The tree is up. It has no decorations this year but there’s a two-year-old in the house so the decision to go “only lights” is a logical one. I’m not interested in playing “find the ornament” ever again. The décor is out as well; again, in a limited fashion and placed up high. The presents …

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Where’s my reward for playing the game?

I do the right things most of the time. I think the right thoughts – okay, I still have to do cognitive and dialectic work to counter the neurotic inside voices, but I’m trying. I make the right choices. I’m basically a good person and I’m trying to be a better one. I want a reward for my efforts, despite life not promising that...