I have created this blog to share some reflections and ideas. I have set it up so there are no comment opportunities or list of visitors so as to preserve the confidentiality of any patients who may want to visit the site. My blog is just that: my blog. This site is not intended to be a source of psychological treatment nor does it take the place of professional consultation with me or other mental health providers. (Psychiatric emergencies should be handled by calling 911, suicide prevention, going to an emergency room, etc.) However, I hope some of these thoughts may bring a sense of comfort or hope. By incorporating spirituality into my reflections, I am not trying to convert anyone to my belief system and I respect and cherish the diversity of beliefs my patients have.