ALL are Welcome here!!!

This was NOT the consensus of social workers as a whole. I can’t imagine any social worker being OK with this. If they are, they shouldn’t be a social worker. Find a different career. Social Work IS a helping profession. The Texas Board of social work examiners was bullied into putting this into effect andContinue reading “ALL are Welcome here!!!”

Monday Motivation – Stress – Don’t let it destroy you.

There is good stress that helps us grow and then there is not so good stress that creates anxiety and depression and sometimes takes away our will to live. 3 things to remember to lower/eliminate ‘bad’ stress: ADAPT to the environment. Or SHIFT the mindset and view the environment differently. Or CHANGE the environment. ThereContinue reading “Monday Motivation – Stress – Don’t let it destroy you.”

Monday Motivation – Be nice to your neighbors, Right and Left.

Depression, anxiety, addiction and all other mental illnesses do not care if one is Republican or Democrat. Suicide does not care if a person votes left or right. There are no VIPs where mental illness is concerned.  When people reach out for help they are asked a lot of questions but one of themContinue reading “Monday Motivation – Be nice to your neighbors, Right and Left.”

S.U.I.C.I.D.E – Let’s End this Epidemic. You With Me?

We are nearing the end of National Suicide Prevention Month. My purpose: helping those in a dark place gain quality of life back and live in a world where they feel misunderstood. The actions leading up to a suicide go unnoticed for many reasons. In no particular order: People are really good at masking depressionContinue reading “S.U.I.C.I.D.E – Let’s End this Epidemic. You With Me?”

Monday Motivation – Embrace Who You Are

In defense of mental illness, the entire country is mentally ill. Just sayin…..Some more than others. Some deny. Some acknowledge. Some seek treatment. Some self medicate. Some takes meds. Some do not. Some get better. Some get worse. If we embraced ‘mental illness’ for what it truly is we would be a much more mentallyContinue reading “Monday Motivation – Embrace Who You Are”

B is NOT Failing.

PARENTS: Please stop pushing your children to be A students. Striving to be THEIR best is more optimal for their mental health. Perhaps you yourself didn’t do so well in school and you’re trying to live through your children. Perhaps you were pushed to be an A student and you do not want your childrenContinue reading “B is NOT Failing.”

In Memory – Robert Thompson May 5, 1960 – September 12, 2019

September 14, 2019 I was reading through Facebook and came across a friend’s page with an obituary. I took a double take as I recognized the picture of a young man and then I sent her a message through messenger asking if he had turned ill. While I waited for her reply I was hopingContinue reading “In Memory – Robert Thompson May 5, 1960 – September 12, 2019”

The Past IS the Past

The past is the past. It belongs in history books. There is something to be gained by always bringing up the past instead of focusing on the present and the future. Give it some thought, discover the gain, become aware of it’s presence, say goodbye and toss it over the shoulder only to be revisitedContinue reading “The Past IS the Past”

Reset

The ‘beauty’ of life is that at any moment in time we can choose to ‘reset’! Choose NOW! There is no ‘light’ without ‘dark’. Embrace the new journey that awaits. Look back only to understand where you have been….not to keep a dark cloud over where you are going. You matter! 💕😊