How 1 Family Struck a Chord

Hello world! Stacy’s Flutterings is back! I took a hiatus from the blog because, in all honesty, I thought the blog had run its course. That was then. This is now, and this 1 mom is back. It hasn’t run its course. Rather, it has just begun. I want to share what we have been … Continue reading How 1 Family Struck a Chord

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

Oh! How We Have Grown Through the Support of Organizations like The Balanced Mind Foundation!

Today marks the beginning of the Chase Community Giving Program!  They are donating $5 million to local charities across the country!  Wow!  This is exciting news!  And you can participate!  All you have to do is vote for the charity of your choice!  It's that simple.  Voting is open Thursday, September 6, 2012 to September … Continue reading Oh! How We Have Grown Through the Support of Organizations like The Balanced Mind Foundation!

Cascading Doorways of Life…

It's funny how life works.  Friday, I went to a simple hair appointment.   I didn't realize at the time, when I walked through the salon doorway, that I would later walk out of the same doorway feeling a sense of renewal and connection with the world.  I felt renewed, not only because of a haircut … Continue reading Cascading Doorways of Life…

Guest Speaker Kim Talks About Strength…

Today, I have a special guest speaker!  Her name is Kim.  She will be sharing her thoughts about what it means to her to be strong, especially during some of the most challenging of times.  Thank you Kim for your insight!  I admire your strength and courage!  It is healthily contagious and to be commended! … Continue reading Guest Speaker Kim Talks About Strength…

Reframe

It was a little over a year ago that my counselor encouraged me to re-frame my experience regarding finding my daughter after her second attempt.  You see I was feeling very guilty about what had happened.  I was questioning myself.  "What if I would have done this or that?"  What a difference a year makes!  … Continue reading Reframe