Author: Luan Jackson

PTSD and Marital Issues

Most couples go through a period of their marriage where they wonder whether or not therapy may be helpful to their relationship. In some cases, going to therapy as a couple may help an individual get at some underlying issues that weren’t readily present. This is especially true in the case of couples where one… Read more »

Can Video Conferencing Combat Depression?

Depression is an awful affliction that can sap much of the enjoyment out of living. Many billions of dollars are spent in mental healthcare every year just to combat this debilitating illness. Thankfully, our dogged persistence in trying to find out the foundations of this condition has led us more effective ways of treating patients… Read more »

Time to Deal with Depression in 2014

Depression. The word smoothly flows off our lips nowadays. It’s not something to be ashamed of. Yet, it’s something not many of us wish to talk about. Statistics show that global depression rates have never been higher. Such rates are expected to increase over the following years. As being the case, we can all agree… Read more »

The Importance of Our Natural Drive to Succeed

Of movie-going, Federico Fellini once said, “The public has lost the habit of movie-going because the cinema no longer possesses the charm, the hypnotic charisma, the authority it once commanded. The image it once held for us all – that of a dream we dreamt with our eyes open – has disappeared. Is it still… Read more »

Oklahoma tornadoes, grief and The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team

On Monday, deadly tornados swept through Oklahoma, causing damage of apocalyptic proportions. It will take a long time for the area to recover. It will take even a longer time for the people to recover. Some lost loved ones. Others lost their livelihoods. For many, the grief is unbearable. Thankfully, there are counselors on the… Read more »

Finding the right life coach for you

Are you unhappy? Are you angry? Do you feel like your life is getting progressively worse? Do you need help with making decisions? We all deserve to do better in life. Consider a life coach! You will not regret it. There are many kinds of life coaches out there, each with his or her personal… Read more »

So let each dweller on the bay fold Boston in his heart

In the last stanza of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Boston,” he writes, “The sea returning day by day / Restores the world-wide mart; / So let each dweller on the Bay / Fold Boston in his heart, / Till these echoes be choked with snows, / Or over the town blue ocean flows.”  It is a… Read more »

Spring clean your daily routine

April 3rd – spring is here.  In the poem, “Spring is like a perhaps hand,” E.E. Cummings writes, Spring is like a perhaps hand (which comes carefully out of Nowhere)arranging a window,into which people look(while people stare arranging and changing placing carefully there a strange thing and a known thing here)and changing everything carefully The… Read more »

Angst and relationships

What is angst? There are daily challenges, and they are unavoidable. Everyday we struggle with fear and anxiety. When it evolves into dread, it is called angst. The word easily rolls off the tongue, and we all emphasize the ‘t’ at the end. It feels good to say it, doesn’t it? It is, in a… Read more »

The ants are in great pain, and so are we

The unavoidable Sadness, or melancholy, has been a constant part of “humanity” since our slimy forebears first crawled out of the volcanic waters and onto the lush land. It has fascinated artists, inspiring masterwork after masterwork. Poet Anne Sexton, for example, wrote extensively on the subject. “The Fury Of Rainstorms” is a poem that deals… Read more »