Our Joyous Expectations of Newness for the New Year

Happy New Year 2017!!  Our expectations of newness for the year upon us is obvious. As I reflect on writing this post I realized that this time last week I gathered with family and friends to enjoy Christmas Day, while just last night I joined with family and friends watching the Times Square ball descend into a new … More Our Joyous Expectations of Newness for the New Year

Rest Stop … tips for finding hope in winter

“In winter we lead a more inward life. Our hearts are warm and cheery, like cottages under drifts, whose windows and doors are half concealed, but from whose chimneys the smoke cheerfully ascends.”  Henry David Thoreau Today, our planet is tilted in such a way that half of us will experience the shortest day of … More Rest Stop … tips for finding hope in winter

Rest Stop … A Different Perspective on Addiction

{eds. note: This is a guest blog written by counselor Catherine McConnell. Click here for her website.} Everyone knows that “drugs are bad, mmkay.” We’ve all heard it, “just say no,” “addiction is a disease,” and it has been glamorized for our entertainment in shows like “Intervention.” But what if it was more than that? … More Rest Stop … A Different Perspective on Addiction

Rest Stop: Tips For Helping Those Who Are Suffering During The Holidays

To quote a popular song of the season: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” While this sentiment may be true for many of us, it is not necessarily the shared sentiment of everyone. As the end of the year mark’s a time for celebrations, holidays, and traditions which bring together families and spark … More Rest Stop: Tips For Helping Those Who Are Suffering During The Holidays

Rest Stop … Coping with the stress of the holidays

“All we have is the present moment. Focus on it; don’t miss an experience by living outside of the current moment.” – Chris Shea This time of the year, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, is expected to typically be a time of joy, family gatherings, and the celebration of traditions. This is a time … More Rest Stop … Coping with the stress of the holidays