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Keep… Moving… Forward!

No matter how familiar hospital stays were to me (for my autoimmune condition), there was always a “down-time”. I like to say this is the time in between nurse check-ups, family/friend visitations, and procedures—when the hospital bed can feel like an island that isolated me from the rest of the world.   By the 3rd

By | May 11th, 2018|Categories: Healthier Mindsets, Mental Health Awareness, Resilience, Self Empowerment|1 Comment

Everything That Glitters Ain’t Gold, Part 2

Everything That Glitters Ain't Gold  Part 2 THE JOURNEY  I went back to school after an over 5 year break … Difficult is an understatement. Doctoral programs have a way of reminding you over and over that amongst other amazing folks around you, you shine only dimly. I had been doing mental health work and

Everything That Glitters Ain’t Gold

Everything That Glitters Ain't Gold  Part 1 Have you ever heard the quote, “Anything worth having is worth fighting for” or “Nothing worth having comes easy”?? Man, have I found that to be true! THE GLITTER I achieved one of my grandest goals this past December, and while I appreciate everyone congratulating and celebrating with

Change is Inevitable: Living with Adjustment Disorder

  Adjustment Disorder?    What is that?    That's a mental disorder? Well yes, it's an actual disorder. Adjustment disorder is a variety of conditions that can occur when a person has trouble or difficulty coping with a stressful life event (i.e. death of a loved one, relationship issues, bullying, parents’ divorce, or being fired

By | January 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health Awareness, Parenting, Relationships, Self Esteem|0 Comments

“A love that hurts?”

There is absolutely nothing like being loved or having emotional needs being met; having your cup full vs. empty, but at what cost? Is it worth being or becoming a recipient of put downs, manipulation, or abuse? Love isn't supposed to hurt! If you or someone you know is being abused, and could use help-

By | January 1st, 2018|Categories: Mental Health Awareness|0 Comments

FACTS About Suicide

In 2002, more than 30,000 Americans committed suicide. Suicide occurs almost twice as often as homicide; and is the second leading cause of death in all U.S. teens. There is no single identifiable cause of suicide, but prevention can help save countless lives. The first step in helping to save lives may be as simple as

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: Depression, Mental Health Awareness|0 Comments