Looking Back on Mental Health Awareness Month

Today brings Mental Health Awareness Month to a close. Of course, for mental health advocates, the mission of spreading awareness and combating the stigma surrounding mental illness will continue long after the calendar pages flip. But in the meantime it is important to look back on what this year’s awareness month brought. Close to home […]

The Dark Tales of Burnout

This week, the World Health Organization redefined occupational burnout, which previously was a vague description of being overworked, but now has specific criteria that workers and employers should use to be on the lookout for burnout. According to the new definition, occupational burnout is characterized by “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance […]

‘The Mad Queen’

If you care about Game of Thrones, but haven’t seen the most recent episode, stop reading now because this post will have spoilers. If you don’t care about Game of Thrones spoilers, or you’re caught up with the show, then please keep reading.   Still here? Great. Game of Thrones has become one of the […]

The Fear and The Darkness

Last night I was laying on my couch waiting for the excitement of the latest Game of Thrones episode to pass so that I would feel tired enough for bed. For any of my readers who follow the show and are caught up, you know how dark the show was. Literally. (I feel like I […]

Winning. Even Without the Luck O’ The Irish

Saturday night, on St. Patty’s Day Eve, my wife and I stopped at a local bar that advertised an Irish folk band. The band was excellent, and at one point asked for anyone who knew how to do Irish step dancing to come up and give it a try. Now, my wife and I got […]


Sunday, I finally got the chance to see the musical Dear Evan Hansen. If you haven’t seen it yet, but you get the chance, I highly recommend it. The singing, choreography, stage design, and story line were all fantastic. And while I love a good musical, this particular one touched me for an entirely different […]