Can Optimism Live Inside Depression?

Can Optimism Live Inside Depression?

I try to be optimistic. What many of you may not know is optimism doesn't come easily to me. It used to be easy to be optimistic when I was younger but life has a way of beating you down,and chemical changes in your body, and pessimistic environments can add to the problem because misery [...]

Does Your Community Have A Gratitude Attitude?

Does Your Community Have A Gratitude Attitude?

My column from the week of February 22 in the Albert Lea Tribune and the Courier Sentinel. Can a negative attitude make or break a community? It is always interesting talking to people when they move to a new community. Does negativity itch, get scratched, become infected, and break open and spread to an entire [...]

How Did The World Get So Topsy-Turvy?

Something About Nothing by Julie Seedorf Published in the Albert Lea Tribune on October 12, 2015 We don’t live in an optimistic world; at least we don’t if we listen to ever-present media. There are days I want to say “Stop the world, I want to get off.” I do want to go on living [...]