Suicide. Sadly, the town we are staying in experienced several teen suicides in 1 year. Yes. Enough to bring in the government to investigate. Which is a pretty big deal. And this town isn’t alone. Suicide is a nationwide concern that doesn’t discriminate age, wealth, gender, etc. Because suicide is based on emotions. And we all have them. That’s why, I advocate for more proactive … Continue reading Day 4
I heard the train once and ran the other way. The Emmaus train has called people for years. The whistle blows through the town announcing its presence. Every hour the sound echoes through the community as if to say, “I am here. Are you ready?” In spring/summer of 2014, I heard the low sounds of whoo whoo whoo in my ears. It is … Continue reading I welcome all feelings.
There was a day. I said yes to everything. It was on automatic response. But then my son became sick, I am said NO! I mean a strong NO! A NO that people didn’t question. A NO that you knew that I wasn’t messing around. And that No has taken me to today. A me that has a backbone. A me that says I don’t … Continue reading The Power of No
Most people just are like whatever, yes there is a problem, and move on with life but not me. The past four years have shaken me so hard that I have decided to drive across country to raise awareness about teen issues, mental health and what’s going on with our nation right now. My trip has mapped out to be about 4,000 miles! Now through … Continue reading This is not normal.
Ahhh…exercise! As adults, youth, and even kids, we state, there isn’t enough time. But what if doctors/ therapists prescribed exercise to you/everyone for mental health healing, not to lose weight, would you do it? Would you carve out 30 or 60 minutes a day for your mental health or block out about 75 minutes a week to address your brain functioning? If the doctor told … Continue reading Exercise, the natural healer
Yes. I know they are out there, but where. They are hard to find right now in the chaos of life. As time ticks on, good parents seem harder to spot. Maybe they are hiding or maybe we have lost the skill to parent. Can that be possible? As a society, we have gained college skills, job skills, and some life skills, but in the … Continue reading Where have all the Parents Gone?
Hmmm…self-control! This should be educational classes in school for every year. I am not one to hold on to the current US educational standards. Nope. Not at all because I see the gaps and I am questioning the system! Continue reading Self Control is the Key to Life