Last weekend, our little family among millions accomplished something grand. It’s actually so monumental to us as a family that I imagine that the universe celebrated along with us at the very moment that it happened maybe even with the creation of a new star out there somewhere in the galaxy. The residue from broken … Continue reading A Broken Understanding
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
Have you hit a roadblock lately? It sure seems that I have. As a first time anthology creator and compiler, I'm finding it challenging quite frankly. I'm enjoying the process, and I especially like the creative aspect of compiling a collection of stories into a cohesive whole. In fact, this is a project that I've dreamt about … Continue reading Perceived Obstacles | Seize the Opportunity to Shift Positive Thinking into Overdrive
Imagine, if you will, that you are a teenager and you need immediate help because you are in crisis and the only thing you have to communicate with is your phone. Do you call for help or do you text for help? According to pewinternet.org, "Texting dominates teens’ general communication choices. Overall, 75% of all … Continue reading Mental Health and Communication Barriers: Are We Providing Outdated Crisis Center Services?
Do you find yourself wondering how you will pay for mental health services for a loved one or for yourself should the need arise? I don't know about you, but it used to seem to me that such services were available only to those that readily had the money to pay out of pocket. Regardless, … Continue reading Paying for Mental Health Services: Have You Heard of the Mental Health Parity Law?
When you reflect on your life, past and present, is it a new season for you? Do you find another season has come and gone? It is no secret that millions of people around the world are impacted by mental illness. In America alone, one in four adults experiences mental illness in a given year … Continue reading To Everything There is a Season
While flipping through photographs from our travels this year I noticed that I had taken pictures of random chairs here and there. There is nothing special about the chairs or is there? As I look at each photo I notice something. Each chair has its own unique characteristics. Each chair sits solitaire in the room. … Continue reading Healthy Invitations…