I want to know what make people tick. My work as a therapist was fascinating but I always wanted to do more research to ask the questions and get the answers as to why we do what we do. As a doctoral student, I have focused my attention on meaning and how making meaning seems to be the answer to what ails us. Silver lining thinking is not being a Pollyanna but a viable way of staying mentally healthy. Combining my research with my years of writing and speaking about relationships is a dream come true.