Mental Health Blog

How to Care for a Friend Struggling with Infertility
Posted by Mackenzie Sodestrom on

October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. In the United States, up to 1 in 8 couples struggled with infertility and up to 1 in 4 women experience miscarriage. The diagnosis and experience of infertility can be devastating. Often this is accompanied by the compounding loss of...

Present Over Perfect
Posted by Katie Navarra on

What is your “go to” way of living your life? Present or Perfect? These are two simple words with depth and meaning beyond face value. The words PRESENT and PERFECT can be significant in our day-to-day lives and can have a dramatic impact on the way we feel, behave, act, and live...

Appreciating Children as God Has Wired Them: Reflections on a Performance-based Culture
Posted by Makenna Clements on

Perhaps nowhere is the concept of the “performance-based” culture more evident than in our very own East Bay. From athletics to academics, social acumen and the arts, being a child who noticeably excels is a baseline expectation. Unsurprising, given our proximity to success both in...