My entire family is able to walk with NAMI walks next weekend! I know its last minute, 1 week left, but my youngest son has a page to help raise funds. Just click his name and give any amount. Sponsor Erik as he walks to honor his brother and so many others living with mental... Continue Reading →
Hi everyone! I'm super excited to announce my latest achievement in completing NAMI's family-to-family support program! This was a 12 week course. But we managed to finish in 11! Next up, I am registered to become trained on facilitating their Ending the Silence program! Which is exactly what I am passionate about. This program is... Continue Reading →
Gotta love my son's energy & enthusiasm. Be sure to click the links within the article and you'll see the video clips. This passed Wednesday I received a last minute phone call, unexpected while I was watching t.v. It was the coach from specialized recreation activities center and he asked, "Hey, what are you guys... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
This is a collaborative collage I created to share others comments. Since most of us are visual people I know most people enjoy looking at colorful things more than reading letters. This was created to share some insight from actual people who live in recovery with their mental illness. These are their words, their voice,... Continue Reading →
If there's one thing I have learned along my journey with life and God, its this. Sometimes God put me in temporary inconvenient places because He was preparing me for a permanent position with promotion. So when your dealing with hardship, just know it's only temporary. All that stressing is just a pathway to your... Continue Reading →
Never allow others to redefine ur character & who God called u to become. And never allow them to influence u stray off the path that u know God set before u. Every1s journey is different. Its not worth chasing after other ppls dreams, instead chase after ur own. Thanks For being here.
That second part may sound familiar. But the whole thought is true for so many of us. I'm doing a lot of thinking and reflecting today. Can you tell? Thanks for being here again!
This is just some advice from my own walk of life. Oftentimes I think we need to do more of these very exact statements. Instead we set ourselves up for disappointment, because we treat our friends like our therapists, and we go in way too deep instead of keeping things on the surface. Which can... Continue Reading →