emotional wellness

Dawn shares her thoughts on various topics through her Emotional Wellness column, published in the Middletown Transcript each month.


View past columns on the Middletown Transcript site or find them below.

April 6, 2017

I’ve started writing this column before. In fact, according to my revision history, I’ve started off and on for about 2 years now.  Each time, I get a few lines in and stop. “What can I write about vulnerability that hasn’t already been said? “, “Who am I to put into p...

February 23, 2017

How do you experience love in your life? How do you show it?  The experience of love is well recognized as one of our basic needs as human beings. Whether in friendships, parenting or romantic relationships, it’s important to recognize how we receive and share love and...

January 27, 2017

In what seems like another lifetime ago, I was a young, enthusiastic “green” clinical social worker working in a domestic violence shelter in the late 90s. It became quickly clear to me as I got to know many of the women seeking assistance, how many of them, now in the...

December 30, 2016

This weekend we’ll be pulling out our 2017 calendars, swiping ahead into another calendar year, and getting used to writing a new year.  Many people will be reflecting back on the ups and downs of the past year, and look ahead to goals and plans for the new year.  Appr...

November 25, 2016

It’s Thanksgiving, a time to remember the history of our country, from the time that English immigrants landed on Native American soil and feasted together in 1621 to 1863,when President Abraham Lincoln designated Thanksgiving as a national holiday at the height of the...

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