More “Me Time” Helps Keep Your Mom Battery Charged

More “Me Time” Helps Keep Your Mom Battery Charged

More “Me Time” Helps Keep Your Mom Battery Charged

By Melissa Vander Laan, CTRS   “Me Time? What!? Are you kidding? Who has time for that with a three year old needing me every other second and a newborn who is interested in nursing most of the day?”  …

Dementia: Not Just a Disease of Old Age

Dementia: Not Just a Disease of Old Age

  We tend to think of dementia as a problem of older adulthood. But sometimes dementia strikes in middle age. When it does, it can have devastating effects on individuals, families and the workplace. If you have read the book…

Living Well with Dementia: How Psychologists Can Help

Living Well with Dementia: How Psychologists Can Help

Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of aging. Dementia is a syndrome caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behavior and the ability to perform everyday activities.1 Alzheimer’s disease is the…

Teach Me How to Fail

Teach Me How to Fail

By Cassie Westrate, West Michigan Woman Magazine I walked across the stage at my high school graduation with a GPA over 4.0. Two years later, I’d sit in my professor’s office with a B+ on an essay and tell her:…

Accepting the Unacceptable

Accepting the Unacceptable

The other day a friend told me about a loved one who just received a cancer diagnosis and will require chemotherapy, radiation and a life altering surgery. He’s seriously considering not treating the cancer at all. My friend is very,…