• Be Kind
    Musings

    May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

    Everyone is going through something or knows someone who is. There are the physical issues that we can easily see such as broken or missing limbs.  Then there are the physical issues that we can’t see but can clearly see the affect on someone’s daily life – my grandmother has developed arthritis after 90 years & it has surely slowed her down a little.  Beyond the physical is the mental & believe it or not, that affects the physical more than you may know. Whether it’s personal, physical, emotional, or mental, there is something you can do. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. You – WE – can be aware,…

  • Speaking Up For Mental Health
    Musings

    Speaking Up For Mental Health

    Mental Health.  It is a topic near and dear to my heart, and my mind.  Last year I joined NAMI and (my family and) I went full steam ahead into support mode – assembling a walk team for NAMIWalks, raising funds, getting the word out.  I even participated in Sharing Hope, a program that “reaches out to African-American communities to encourage mental health education and reduce stigma on mental illness.” NAMIWalks Greater Houston is this Saturday 4/30/2016. Unfortunately, I was unable to get a team and walk this year.  But with a VERY fortunate reason – my oldest son’s University graduation!  My team will not be there to walk but I will…

  • Taking the Opportunity to Volunteer
    Musings

    Taking the Opportunity to Volunteer

    “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” ~~ Barack Obama   All of the most influential people in history agree that we are not put on this earth to serve ourselves. There is a greater good, there is more than just each of us, there is all of us. While browsing the blog, you may have come across a post about things that I am passionate about.  Chief among them are…