When I learned of the heartbreaking death of Robin Williams, the news hit me in a surprising way. Naturally, it was saddening to realize that an incredible talent like Williams was gone, but as more outlets began reporting on the details of his suicide, my empathy began drifting to the actor's family — most particularly, Susan Schneider, his wife. My heart went out to her, because as I looked at my own marriage, I realized that, one day, the same thing that happened to her might happen to me, and I wasn't sure if I could handle it.Read Full Story
Since yesterday's terrible news of actor Robin Williams' suicide, people have been asking how this could happen. How could a man who brought so much light to others not find a light within himself? I'm here to tell you: "Funny" can be a coping mechanism.Read Full Story
Depression is a very serious, life-threatening illness that, in today's world, is still going widely unrecognized. An astounding 50 per cent or more of all depressive episodes go undiagnosed by physicians. Unfortunately, even when a medication is started, only 28 per cent of people respond to any given antidepressant.Read Full Story
Nicole Witt, founder of The Adoption Consultancy and Beyond Infertility, and her husband had a long and challenging struggle with infertility. When they finally welcomed their perfect baby into their lives, they thought their grief was over. To their surprise, they were wrong. Nicole shares her outlook on the all-too-common parenting blues:Read Full Story
Wouldn’t it be great if you could receive the same benefits from running a marathon just by standing up? Good news: If you stand for just three hours a day, it can give your body the same benefits as doing 10 marathons a year.Read Full Story
Anyone who has ever moved to a new city knows the devastating effects loneliness can have on the human psyche. This is especially true if you’re moving to a foreign country, where you don’t know a soul. It’s exhilarating and liberating, yes, but also a bit masochistic.Read Full Story
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