This is a thought that came to me this evening. As a person who has been flawed, imperfect, of many mistakes and poor choices along the way and finally one day becoming to the knowledge of Christ, I am unashamed of my journey. Struggles and ALL, because there is power in my story when I... Continue Reading →
Sometimes we need others to pull us, not push us. #Encouragement #MentalHealth #MOM #Advocate
As a person, mom, advocate, wife, friend, stranger, caregiver, voice, I think I can speak for myself and others when we have felt like a failure, lost hope and felt like giving up, that we just needed some encouragement. The important thing is we didn't completely give up, or we wouldn't still be here. We... Continue Reading →
Hit the ignore button. #Stress #relaxation
Sometimes managing everyone's stress is what causes you stress. Especially when trying to manage conversations, insensitive comments, arguing, bickering and complaining, and trying to prevent the volcano from erupting. This is the moment when you just stop, breathe, hit the ignore button and turn up your favorite music or whatever else helps you to move... Continue Reading →
From my heart to your purpose. A poem… #MentalHealth #YOUmatter
I just wanna hug that person who people shunned away, I just wanna love that person who was abused all day. I just wanna show that person how much I care, I just want them to know I'm here, I'm aware. I just wanna give them acceptance they may have never received, I really want... Continue Reading →
Epilepsy the “invisible” disability.
My 20yr old daughter was just recently diagnosed as having a form of epilepsy called Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy. She has been unable to drive herself due to our state law and for safety precautions. However, we are approaching the time where she can become cleared by her neurologist to get behind the wheel again. But... Continue Reading →
Dear God… #PrayingForChange #MentalHealth
I'm not ashamed.
All about my son Erik.
To those who follow my stories about my children, this is my youngest son Erik. He was born normal and healthy and on time. But some life-altering events with his heart took place when he was just an infant, so it lead to his development being delayed. He is 17 yrs old and a senior... Continue Reading →
MORE can be done, but its little that is being done. #MentalHealth #Stigma
Sure no one should be blamed for a mental health problem. It is my belief that everyone has a mental heath problem at one time or another. The problem is that no one can tell a person has a mental health issue. No one wears a sign! Thus, until there is a way to notice... Continue Reading →
Words matter #MentalHealth #StigmasNoMore
When people have a Mental Health diagnosis they never even wanted themselves & others throw "words" around to stigmatize, it's like sentencing a completely innocent person to death row for a crime they weren't even present to commit. Falsely accused of a crime. And now dealing with consequences that don't fit. The punishment doesn't fit... Continue Reading →
Real heroes of bravery. #MentalHealth #Warriors
For those who don't know me personally or for those who are reading this as my first article. I am a mother of 4 young adult children with very different health challenges, one side being mental health and the other being developmental delays. So as I write this article tonight, it's to give honor, love,... Continue Reading →