I am excited to share today’s Caregivers in the Spotlight guest post written by a parent/caregiver who would like to remain anonymous*. I met this author through social media and we very quickly realized that we had many similarities in our stories and experiences. By remaining anonymous, this author can share her story and light with […]
I am excited to share today’s Caregivers in the Spotlight guest post written by Annie Slease. Annie and I met each other on twitter just over two years ago when I first launched this blog. I felt incredibly lucky to meet Annie and was grateful that she was willing to talk about her journey as a caregiver. […]
Week-ending March 6, 2015: In this week’s installment of Mental Illness in the News, I want to spotlight one particular news item that really resonated with me. The post, How Should We Talk About Mental Health, written by Thu-Huong Ha, Ideas.Ted.com Author, focuses on thoughts and ideas around how we should talk about Mental Illness (link […]
As a caregiver and mental health advocate, I keep my eyes and ears open for news and discussions related to mental illness and stigma. There seems to be an influx of news stories recently, and the good news is that these stories are not being circulated on the heels of a tragic event or situation […]
Today’s guest post author shared that he wrote this piece after reading the Tao through several times. In it, he explores the things in our lives that we create that brings about separation and disconnection from each other. It also speaks indirectly about the battles, the breaking, that can occur within each of us; good versus evil, sickness versus […]
Have you ever experienced a time when someone says something pretty benign to you and yet, it hits that tender spot deep in your soul? You know the comments that bring you back to when you were a child, that make you feel shameful or like you just can’t get it right? I imagine that each of […]
This year is going to be THE year to start putting our visions into action, make the changes we’ve been wanting and live our best year yet! The more we leave behind, the lighter we will travel towards our destination!
Christmas time, as the song goes, is a time of joy and cheer. For me, it serves as a reminder of a specific Christmas season four years ago; the year that everything changed. It was a major fork in the road for me, and as Yogi Berra says, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it” and take it I did.
As I started down the long road of my son’s health crisis, I couldn’t believe the number of times I tripped and fell into something that I had no idea I needed to watch out for. I was, as many would be, fully immersed in the experience; focusing on what my son needed to keep […]
When I returned from my trip to Northern California back in August, after attending the BlogHer’14 conference, I wrote about how impactful the trip had been for me and that I could see myself living in the Bay Area. (I wrote a little bit about it here). Even on the flight home I […]