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May Is Mental Heath Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month has been observed in May in the United States since 1949.   in 2016, there were an estimated 44.7 million adults aged 18 or older in the United States with mental illness.  The stigma around those living with mental illness is prominent and can promote shame and isolation from the community.  A … Continued

April Is National Volunteer Month

This month is dedicated to honoring all of the volunteers in our communities as well as encouraging volunteerism throughout the month. One of the greatest aspects of volunteerism is that there are so many different ways to do it. Offer to Help Family. Volunteer at a Local School. Organize a Yard Sale for Charity. Visit a … Continued

Love and Respect Make the World Taste Good

Does anyone remember the song “The Candy Man”.  He can because he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good.  That’s the beauty and the relationship of mixing respect and love, when you show respect chances are you will feel varying degrees of love.  Respect can mean deep admiration or a particular aspect, … Continued

Share The Holiday Love

Once again it’s that time of year when we need to maintain the thankfulness and graciousness of Thanksgiving and carry it forth through the rest of the holiday season. What is the reason we celebrate this season? Is it about the gifts under the tree adorned with lights and ornaments? Is it about sending out … Continued

Giving Thanks!

It’s that time of the year to began to think about all the good things in our life.  Appreciation and gratitude are similar.  Appreciation is the act of acknowledging the goodness in life by seeing the positives in events, experiences, or other people. Whereas, gratitude recognizes how the positive things in our lives are often due … Continued

Mental Health Awareness

The first full week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week.  Mental health advocates across the country have gone out in their communities to educate the public about mental illness.  With recent events in the USA and the world, several people have expressed concern for their own personal mental health or others.  People are feeling … Continued

Darkness Into Light

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. I have some of my own thoughts to share on this subject….We are all precious in the eyes of whom has made us! Why do we kill ourselves or attempt to kill ourselves? What is the underlying factor to our own self-loathing? We are all born beautiful and … Continued

Happiness Happens!

Shhh!  Did you know that there is a Secret Society of Happy People? Pamela Gail Johnson founded the Secret Society of Happy People in August of 1998 with the main idea of creating a “safe place” where people can share their happy moments, without being discouraged by the “parade rainers”. The Society declared August 8 … Continued

The Dog Days Of Summer

June swept by quickly and July looks to be a very hot month.  Most people think that the dog days of summer have something to do with the temperatures being so hot that dogs lay around panting but instead the dog days refer to the dog star, Sirius, and its position in the constellation Canis Major … Continued