2022 – My Hope for All

Another year has arrived. The last two have been quite unforgettable. 2022 is sure to not disappoint! I have no resolutions for the New Year as I have in the past but I have much resolve. I am determined to continue to focus on what is important to me and the goals I have setContinue reading “2022 – My Hope for All”

We Need A Little Christmas – 2021

Christmas tradition in our family included going to church on Christmas Eve to the candlelight service. We would then gather at my aunts house which was down the same street from my home where she had prepared a program of activities. She played piano. We would sing Christmas carols, have dinner and were allowed toContinue reading “We Need A Little Christmas – 2021”

“Play that Funky Music”

Listening to music as well as singing heals! It can help with anxiety and depression. Music is so very important to life. We should never let our circumstances define who we are. Music, on the other hand, defines us from an early age. Research has shown that music listened to between the ages of 10Continue reading ““Play that Funky Music””

2021 – You made it!

2020 is now a memory. Gone but will never be forgotten. 2020 was home to illness, death, unemployment, homelessness, broken hearts and so much unanticipated anxiety, depression and a growing number of suicide attempts and completions. Sounds like any other year but this one was quite different with the Covid Pandemic, being house bound, quarantined,Continue reading “2021 – You made it!”

Monday Motivation – Shift the Mindset

I work with people who struggle from many disorders whether it be medical or mental or both. Sometimes I come across people who don’t know anyone else who is struggling and they feel all alone and ‘abnormal’. Never ever feel alone because there are millions of people struggling with you!! Ask yourself this question, “Continue reading “Monday Motivation – Shift the Mindset”

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 – 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”