A Son’s Gift: Language Matters

Have you ever had someone say something so meaningful to you it surprised you and perhaps added some pep to your step? Or maybe more? I happened to have such an experience over the Christmas holiday. I know Christmas 2018 is behind us now, especially since it's February. But the gift I received catapults me … Continue reading A Son’s Gift: Language Matters

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

A Tool to Add to Your Family and Friends Support Toolbox: Suicide Prevention

Today, I discovered an educational tool that I'd like to share here on the blog in hopes of continuing to spread the word that suicide is preventable and to provide a credible overview about suicide.  I hope you find it educational and helpful!  Let's eliminate suicide!  Together we can and we are! Growing stronger...

To the Callee…A Conversation about Suicide: National Suicide Prevention Week

Caught up in the swirl of a busy life as if each experience, person and event were crisp, autumn fall leaves being kicked up by the breath of life, I almost missed the fact that this week is National Suicide Prevention Week.  When I saw the International Bipolar Foundation's Facebook status update yesterday announcing National … Continue reading To the Callee…A Conversation about Suicide: National Suicide Prevention Week

The Erase the Stigma Wishing Pond

If you get a moment I invite you to check out the newest page on Stacy's Flutterings blog.  The page is located at the top of the blog and is titled, "The Erase the Stigma Wishing Pond."  If you find any inspiration please pass the blog post on. From the Heart ~ Thank you!

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

I am extremely touched and honored to learn that Stacy’s Flutterings was nominated by Uncovering Life for this wonderful award!  To keep this inspirational and awesome blog award going listed below are the steps: Thank the giver Post 7 things about yourself Pass the award on to 7 other bloggers and let them know they’ve … Continue reading Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

Extreme Makeover Home Edition – Ottawa, Kansas: One Year Later and Growing Stronger

A year ago today Bill and I were busy preparing for the trip of a lifetime.  We both had work and school obligations to complete, kids to contend with and family pets to make arrangements for.  I actually had marked in my day planner for last year, "Class at 5:00 p.m. and final tonight!"  At … Continue reading Extreme Makeover Home Edition – Ottawa, Kansas: One Year Later and Growing Stronger