Consider a More Compassionate Holiday Season

Consider a More Compassionate Holiday Season

Ah, we embark upon another holiday season. Who would have thought we would be where we are now, having experienced a truly memorable 2020? This year’s holiday season brings along a new sort of stress for everyone. Will we be able to be with our loved ones, or will we continue to quarantine to protect [...]

Reckoning with Fall: My Past with Autumn Anxiety

Reckoning with Fall: My Past with Autumn Anxiety

I (Gerry) can remember as far back as my teens, autumn bringing on a little anxiety, that I may not have felt in the ensuing months of spring and summer. As a child, I always loved fall, and still do, but now I see it as coming with some difficulties, especially, if you are prone [...]

Fear and Loathing in Public Settings, Post-Quarantine Stress

Fear and Loathing in Public Settings, Post-Quarantine Stress

How did things get to this point? Ah, yes, a pandemic ensues, we're quarantined to keep us safe, and some people decide that we should just ignore the fact that we're still, heavily, in the middle of a pandemic, and pretend germs are not prevalent... everywhere! OK, I (Shannon) most definitely have a fear of [...]