She sits perfectly still and is willing the thoughts in her head to go away. Urging and nagging thoughts accompanied by emotions so raw and fierce. She looks about to see whether anyone is looking. She is certain that others can see her heart pounding through her shirt. It's rapid and intense. With each beat … Continue reading Those Who Feel Too Much
Does your life feel as though it's upside down? Is the strain on your relationship feeling too strong? Do you cry out for help and hear nothing in response? Well, if you answered "yes" to one or all of these questions, then you will relate well to what I have to share. Shaken Faith I've … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey, Faith and Apples
I hope you found yesterday’s post regarding Kindness, Keepsakes, and Keywords to be helpful. If you just joined this journey, be sure to take the time to go back and read from the beginning. Without delay, let’s get to it and discuss the letter “L”. Laughter, Learning, Leisure Laughter It is said that "Laughter is the best medicine." … Continue reading The Alphabet of Happiness: L
I hope you found yesterday’s post regarding Determination, Diet, and Driving to be helpful. If you just joined this journey, be sure to take the time to go back and read from the beginning. Without delay, let’s get to it and discuss the letter “E”. Exercise and Environment Exercise It only seems logical that after yesterday's mention … Continue reading The Alphabet of Happiness: E
WOW! What a year 2016 was for me. I won't go into all of the details, you're just going to have to take my word for it. I've heard from many others who agree that 2016 was just as brutal for them. And so that leads us to today. It would be easy for me, … Continue reading Valuable Lessons From 2016
I have thought about this day for several months. I knew this day would arrive, whether I wanted it to or not. In fact, as you are aware, I wasn't able to prevent it. With each setting sun and a night of sleep, another day soon begins. There just isn't anything we can do about … Continue reading Mental Illness: Being Alone on Christmas Day
If you've been following my blogging journey, then you have gotten to know some things about me. In fact, there seem to be some common themes throughout my blogging posts and categories. One subject that is very near and dear to my heart is my canine companion, Duke. Recently, I have written two articles centered … Continue reading OH! How it Infuriates Me!
I'm not a so-called mental health professional. I don't have any professional degrees hanging on my wall or in an office. I don't have a cool title before or after my name. However, I am a professional of my own experiences. I am a suicide survivor. Today, September 10th is an extremely noteworthy day. World Suicide … Continue reading What Suicide Isn’t!
Do you ever drive down the road and see someone in their vehicle looking as though they are singing to music? What about fellow grocery shoppers who seem to be talking to the piece of produce they are examining as they decide which one to place in their cart? Oh yes, you know what I'm … Continue reading Can They Understand Me?
Whether large or small, we all consciously or subconsciously set a variety of goals in our lives. This can be as small as getting ready in time to make a special event, to setting a weight loss goal that may take you several years to accomplish. The sheer size and length of time to reach … Continue reading 6 Steps to Reach Your Goal