National Suicide Prevention Week September 10-16, 2017 #NSPW17 – Tips, Resources, Facts, Hotlines and More to Help

National Suicide Prevention Week September 10-16, 2017 #NSPW17 – Tips, Resources, Facts, Hotlines and More to Help

National Suicide Prevention Week 2017 is September 10-16. Please take some time to learn the facts about suicide and the warning signs of someone who may be thinking about suicide. Reach out to those you think are at risk. Share this information on your social networks. And if it is you that is in crises please know there are people who love you and can help you. This week’s infographic … Continue Reading →
8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

8 Ways to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Sharp

The brain is the body’s most complex organ. It’s also the most important one. Brain health is so important and there are things you can do to “work out” your brain! That’s why keeping it healthy is critical, especially as you age. Every day, scientists are discovering how closely our minds and bodies are connected. As it turns out, the things that you do to keep your body and heart … Continue Reading →
Sadness on Mother’s Day – What’s Happening in My Life

Sadness on Mother’s Day – What’s Happening in My Life

So today is going to be a bit of a rant and an emptying of many thoughts in my head about what is happening in my family lately. I’m just warning you ahead of time. Another warning is that this is *MY* story. Yes, it involves my family, especially my son, but even so these are things happening to me that I need to get out and I want to … Continue Reading →
Infographic: Food and Mental Health

Infographic: Food and Mental Health

This week’s infographic is all about the connection between food and mental health. It really can make such a big difference, my therapist and Hubby and son’s psychiatrists have been telling us this for years. If you, or someone you know, has any issue with mental health please consider adding some of the positive foods and reducing negative foods from your diet. Have you noticed the correlation between food and … Continue Reading →
How to Truly Enjoy the Holidays

How to Truly Enjoy the Holidays

It is nearly impossible to escape the holiday season, it surrounds us everywhere. For some of us it can become extremely overwhelming. It is possible though to really enjoy the holidays. We all have to understand certain realities though and work hard to not get too stressed out during this time of the year. Here are eight things to remember so that you can really enjoy the holidays this year. … Continue Reading →
Domestic Violence Infographic and a Way You Can Help with Verizon HopeLine

Domestic Violence Infographic and a Way You Can Help with Verizon HopeLine

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so that is the topic of this week’s infographic. Domestic violence is never okay. If you are a victim, get help. If you are an abuser, get help. If you know someone who is being abused or an abuser, help them get help. Domestic abuse is not just when a man hits a woman. That is what most of us think about when we … Continue Reading →
August is Happiness Happens Month and the Science of Happiness Infographic

August is Happiness Happens Month and the Science of Happiness Infographic

You all know I love unique holidays and celebrations and I just found out that August is Happiness Happens Month! This celebration is made for people like me! Being happy has got to be the best thing – I mean what is not to love about it? This week’s infographic is all about the science of happiness. There are some really interesting facts about our brains and factors that influence … Continue Reading →
Procrastinating Does Not Help

Procrastinating Does Not Help

I’m sure I have talked about being a procrastinator here before. I am really good at it. Sadly.  Hiding out in bed, pulling the covers up over you, none of that makes things go away. However, I have been trying really hard lately to reform my ways. Really, really hard. This does not mean I have overcome my procrastination, it just means I am trying and finally noticing the benefits … Continue Reading →
What I realized in therapy yesterday

What I realized in therapy yesterday

Most of you know I am a big believer in therapy. My family and I have been seeing one for quite some time. We started going as a family for my son when he was little and went both as a family, just him, sometimes son and I, sometimes Hubby and son. Our current therapist (there have been several over the years) is my favorite. Therapy can be really hard, … Continue Reading →
Working Through Your Stuff

Working Through Your Stuff

Along with working on our bodies to get healthier, we always have to work on our minds. Luckily, we can work on both of those things and they help each other at the same time. Don’t you love when things work out like that? stuff (noun): all of those emotions, triggers, and thoughts that cause you to be closed and not enjoy life as much as possible I was browsing … Continue Reading →