Emotional Community Stones

"There is simple beauty in a cairn and the connection it creates with people from the past and from all over the world. It let's us know that we are not alone."

Annette Anderson of Cairn The Load



Shame is a very powerful emotion that when not acknowledged and processed fully within can paralyze our lives.

Brene' Brown has a informative Ted Talk titled Listening To Shame. Take a few minutes and listen to this talk and learn how you can combat shame.



Feeling down from time to time is a normal part of life, but when emotions such as hopelessness and despair take hold and just won’t go away, you may have depression. Maybe it's time to talk to someone...How do I know if it's time to talk to a therapist?



Anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. However, when a person regularly feels disproportionate levels of anxiety, it might become a medical disorder. Anxiety disorders form a category of mental health diagnoses that lead to excessive nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry.


Suicide Prevention

By learning how to listen, talk, act, suggest, participate, and ask important questions in meaningful ways, you can give your loved one the support they need as they navigate the challenges of the illness and recovery. Everyone has a role to play. Learn how you can make a difference.



"Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve."
Earl Grollman

Click Below to learn about 7 tools you can use to process grief.


Distorted Thinking

“We never stop to consider that our beliefs are only a relative truth that’s always going to be distorted by all the knowledge we have stored in our memory.” — Miguel Angel Ruiz

What are the most common ways we warp our view of the world?

Our Podcasts

Have you ever felt alone or like you are the only person who has traveled this lonely road before? Cairns are a means of communicating that someone has been there before you, marked the path, and giving you reassurance – here’s the trail, you’re on the right path! In our lives, we can build our own cairns and contribute to others' cairns by placing a stone on top helping each other through life's journey.

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