Do You Know The Face Of Mental Illness?

Do You Know The Face Of Mental Illness?

Every year during Mental Health Awareness Month, I write about some aspect of mental health – being an advocate, getting involved, taking the pledge, volunteering.  It’s the last day of May & I haven’t done my usual post. This year I had a hard time with what I would say – I mean I can keep telling…

Who Do You Expect To Meet Your Needs?

Who Do You Expect To Meet Your Needs?

Do you ever stop & think about the pressure we put on others to meet our needs?  What about the pressure we put on ourselves to possess things that we think will meet our needs & make us happy? Whether it’s in our personal relationships – does the perfect gift makes us feel loved? In…

What Can We DO When We Feel Powerless?

What Can We DO When We Feel Powerless?

Hey y’all! It’s been a while since I’ve posted an inspirational quote from my cousin The Chaplain.  So sorry I’ve been slipping on that, but now he’s back at it & I’m back to posting his gems. As usual, this is a great one. “Today, let’s consider if [whether or not] we are feeling powerless?…

How to Own Your Power With Difficult People in 3 Steps

How to Own Your Power With Difficult People in 3 Steps

Let’s consider if we have someone in our lives who challenges our ability to trust and care for ourselves. We give up our power to that person. The child in us gets hooked with a mixture of powerful feelings – love, fear, or anger…

Thoughts On Being Grateful For Each Day

Thoughts On Being Grateful For Each Day

Good morning my friends. Today, let’s consider that what we do is important because we’re exchanging a day of our lives for it. We show self-respect in how we choose to spend our time. Do we give tasks the time required for our best efforts? Or do we feel unworthy of quality work? Do we…

Self-Affirmation: Discover, Learn, & Be Who You Are

Self-Affirmation: Discover, Learn, & Be Who You Are

People all over the world, especially women & girls, fall into the trap of comparisonitis. It’s when we look at other people {women} & say things like “I wish I had a body like that” or “Why don’t skinny jeans look like that on me?” or “I wish I could get my hair/skin/nails etc. to…

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

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…

Why is listening an important skill to cultivate?

Why is listening an important skill to cultivate?

In daily life, how often do you find yourself talking? How often are you telling a story, talking about your life, giving a long winded answer to a question, lecturing (i.e. injecting your opinion)? How often do you find yourself listening? Really listening… to yourself, to others, to your surroundings, to your Higher Power? Without…

The Best Is Yet To Come – Expect Good Things

The Best Is Yet To Come – Expect Good Things

Good morning. Today, let’s wait, and expect good things—for ourselves and our loved ones. When we wonder what is coming, let’s tell ourselves the best is coming, the very best life and love have to offer, the best our Higher Power and His universe have to send. Then, let’s open our hands to receive it….

Choose to Have a Good Day

Choose to Have a Good Day

Top of the morning dear friends. Today, let’s consider that good feelings can become a habitual part of our lives. There is absolutely no virtue in the unnecessary suffering many of us have felt for much of our life. We don’t have to allow others to make us miserable, and we don’t have to make…