Tolerating Depression

If you suffer from depression, you’ve likely lived with it your whole life. There is myriad of medication and therapy that assist you from falling into a dark episode. But, understanding the illness, the triggers and having steps to head off an episode can make a world of difference.… Read More Tolerating Depression

Missy Franklin Speaks about Depression: Female Athletes and Mental Health

In an opening remarks to 75 young women at the LEAD Sports Summit in Austin, Texas, five-time Olympic gold medalist, Missy Franklin, spoke about her struggles with depression. The event was designed to empower female athletes in academics, sport and life, and her openness about depression makes her awesome-er than she already is. Franklin explains that two months before the… Read More Missy Franklin Speaks about Depression: Female Athletes and Mental Health

Understanding Bipolar Disorder and Knowing the Warning Signs

We took a week-long beach vacation last week to Bethany Beach, a small, family-friendly beach town with easy access to Delmarva’s attractions. Renting a house, shared with close family, the Hubby and I took the week to rest and relax after a some very busy months at work. The kids enjoyed the beaches, Assateague National… Read More Understanding Bipolar Disorder and Knowing the Warning Signs

Finish Strong

I have not been able to dedicate myself entirely to triathlon training this season. So consequently I have had to downgrade or drop my time goals entirely. My sole goal now is to finish. After mom’s passing, I spent much of August with my family and much of it avoiding friends and colleagues. Avoiding the… Read More Finish Strong