Love, Life & Community

Coaches Teach Kids More Than A Sport

This piece was originally published on TenToTwenty.com I simultaneously anticipated and dreaded my practices and games as a teenage athlete. I loved the sport, working hard, and learning new strategies. My coach was gifted at teaching skills and as a result our team was very good. But there was a dark side to being an athlete as well: the pressure and anxiety…… Continue reading Coaches Teach Kids More Than A Sport

Love, Life & Community

Ten Years’ Difference: Hope For Parents of Teens

“I HATE YOU!” I screamed at my parents and stomped out of the room, up the stairs, and into my bedroom, with a satisfactory and pointed slam of the door for good measure. I sat on my bed, stiff and angry, until eventually the anger broke down and I simply burst into tears. “They just…… Continue reading Ten Years’ Difference: Hope For Parents of Teens

Mental Health & Recovery

A Day In The Life Of A Teenager’s Depression

The goal of this post is to simply immerse my readers into how depression manifested in my life during my teenage years. This is not fiction, it was my life. Not everyone’s experience of depression is the same, but this was mine. I hope you can relate to it and that it helps you relate…… Continue reading A Day In The Life Of A Teenager’s Depression