Monday Motivation – Grief

I attended the mass of a friend this past Friday. It was an unanticipated death and she was only 69. She always had a smile on her face and she truly lived life to the fullest. I followed her travels through Facebook. She would travel to Florida to Disney World with her kids and grandkidsContinue reading “Monday Motivation – Grief”

Addiction – To Use or Not to Use

Addiction is a monster. We cannot discount the genetic component, however, environment plays a major role. I believe the bigger picture is asking what is the driving force to using any of these substances/medications. If it is unhealthy coping skills there are other ways to manage stress, anxiety and even pain. We are always searchingContinue reading “Addiction – To Use or Not to Use”

2020 has arrived!!!!

2019 was a difficult year for many families as they lost loved ones. It was a time of turmoil for the country. If we can all celebrate on New Year’s Eve in unity then surely we can come together every other day of the year. 2020 has arrived! May everyone experience good health, find happiness,Continue reading “2020 has arrived!!!!”

A Day of Remembrance

November 23 was International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Know the signs….listen with your ears and your eyes. Speak up for those who can’t. Be an advocate. Show compassion. Have empathy. Be patient. Don’t shrug it off as ‘this too shall pass’……because itContinue reading “A Day of Remembrance”