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  • Social Anxiety in Older Adulthood­ By: Danielle Palli What does it mean when you have a racing heart, trembling hands, muscle tension, and shallow breathing? No, this is not the medical condition you think it is. Here are a few more symptoms: avoiding eating with others or answering the phone when someone calls, and quickly […]

  • By: Amanda Baushke I vividly remember the first time I met my best friend. We were randomly paired as roommates our freshman year at a small, private college in Michigan. The school had snail-mailed information cards so we would be able to connect prior to our arrival.  When Nikki called my parents’ house, my mom […]

  • Cultivating positivity in an authentic way By: Danielle Palli As I was driving to a routine doctor’s appointment, mentally preparing for this article (and all the ways I could approach positivity), I hit a roadblock … a metaphorical one. I had neglected to call the office before-hand to find out if there were protocols in […]

  • By: Danielle Palli and Cera Meintzer “There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.” -Erma Bombeck The Coal Miners in My Head (Danielle’s first brush with humor) When I was a child, I lost my hearing … at least, 80% of it, due to an ear infection in both […]

  • By: Cera Meintzer and Danielle Palli Journaling Can Build a Bridge (Cera’s Personal Story) A good friend and I had pregnancies 12 months apart. They were second pregnancies for us both, we had first kids almost the same age. My friend decided to keep a journal about the first year of her son’s life and […]