Media Saturation Overload

Monday, November 21st, 2022

There was a time when news basically covered, well, news.  And it came in the form of large sheets of paper (as it still does) filled with stories of the previous 24 hours or several days. But what is determined to be news or newsworthy has changed.  If the story doesn’t generate fear or anger it tends to stay on the sidelines. 

University Students and Mental Health

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Young people face a difficult moment in history while at an impressionable age.  Something that might not have much impact in the life of a 45-year-old could emotionally level a 19-year-old. If your child is in university or headed to university soon, you might want to pay special attention to this article. 

Long COVID and Mental Health

Sunday, November 6th, 2022

Every Wednesday the South Dakota Department of Health sends out data updates on COVID infections, hospitalizations, deaths, and so on. If you haven’t given it a look before, you can find it here ( 

Healthy Relationships = Resilience

Monday, October 31st, 2022

Last week, I wrote about resilience while reflecting on a harvest season that will be less than desired for many of our farmers and ranchers.  This week I want to reflect on relationships as a key to your resilience during difficult times.