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.

October 27, 2016

As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to an end, we again see headlines involving a public figure’s domestic violence and since our culture is so sports/entertainment/celebrity-focused, it sometimes takes professional sports players or high-profile musical artists...

September 29, 2016

Suicide is a topic many people are very uncomfortable talking or hearing about and I can understand why. The very thought of suicide forces us to face the reality that for some people, there is so much pain and so little hope that dying seems to be the only way out.


August 25, 2016

A new school year is upon us and if you know someone with school-age children, the abundance of first-day-of-school pictures have begun on social media, Facebook in particular. This reminds me of how commonly I hear people comparing themselves and their lives to what t...

June 30, 2016

When I was in college, I heard of someone who refused to watch the news because it was too negative. My young self who had an affinity for horror movies scoffed at what seemed like an exaggerated reaction to something as ordinary as "news."

Fast forward to today's news...

May 26, 2016

“Be a man”, “Toughen up”, “You want something to cry about?”, “Man up”, “Don’t be a *%#@!”

We have all heard these things at some point in our lives.  What do all of these messages have in common? Ask any man (or teenage boy) and he will recognize these directives aimed...

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