The Sound of Silence

Do you know what depression or mental illness sound like? Can you hear depression in a friend's voice? Do you recognize it in your significant other's cry? And if you could hear mental illness, what exactly would it sound like? Mental illness has a few different sounds to me. It's a whisper so quiet that only … Continue reading The Sound of Silence

Happiness | May I have this dance?

This is a previously published post form several years ago that I wanted to share again because I think it captures, beautifully, the essence of happiness. Happy Friday everyone! I've been thinking about "happiness." What is it really? Where might I find it? It seems to escape me, especially lately. Interestingly enough, it found me … Continue reading Happiness | May I have this dance?

Remembering Our Mental Wellness

Have you heard? January is Mental Wellness Month! I can't imagine a healthier way to begin the new year. And It's important to remember that, even though the end of the month is near, awareness of our mental wellness doesn't end January 31st, especially since it encompasses everything we do. We need to tend to our mental wellness throughout the year. To give us an idea just … Continue reading Remembering Our Mental Wellness

Guest Blogger Kim King: A Story of Self Hate and Learning to Love Myself

"Kim! You are so beautiful!” said my mom, friends, family, and strangers. What no one knew, when they said this to me, was that it hurt to hear those words. Any type of compliment was so painful that it started getting difficult to hide. I smiled for pictures, and I tried to dress up as … Continue reading Guest Blogger Kim King: A Story of Self Hate and Learning to Love Myself

Aurora, Colorado Theater Shooting: The Million Dollar Question from a Family Affected by 1990 Wichita, Kansas Shooting Spree

Today the world learned that Aurora, Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes was formally charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder and 116 counts of attempted murder (Huffington Post, 2012).  We learned of this after he was charged.  The court hearing occurred behind closed doors.  As I watched the details unfold through the national news I … Continue reading Aurora, Colorado Theater Shooting: The Million Dollar Question from a Family Affected by 1990 Wichita, Kansas Shooting Spree

Talking About Mental Illness: Mental Health Month Blog Party 2012

Stacy's Flutterings blog is proud to be a participant in the 2012 American Psychological Association (APA) Mental Health Month Blog Party. According to APA, "Congress designated May as Mental Health Month in 1949 to illustrate the importance of mental health issues to the overall health and well-being of American citizens.  On May 16, bloggers come … Continue reading Talking About Mental Illness: Mental Health Month Blog Party 2012

Wednesday Wanderings [3]…

Welcome to Wednesday Wanderings.  It's that time of week again!  This week I am going to refrain from sharing my thoughts about the quote below and instead let it resonate with you and unfold as it is supposed to.   May you have a wonderful and peaceful rest of the week. "Change your thoughts and you … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings [3]…