Halfway Through the Year

On Monday we reached our honorary halfway through the year mark.  On July 1 each year I tend to evaluate where I am in that year’s word and make an evaluation of what needs to happen the last six months of the year to reach my goals.  It is a tradition at the start ofContinue reading “Halfway Through the Year”

“Tidying Up” Your Grief

Marie Kondo has been one of the most influential people in our society in the past several years.  Not only does she have a book, but now she has a Netflix series that many have loved watching as they make their mountain of clothes and start to see whether their items spark joy or ifContinue reading ““Tidying Up” Your Grief”

Happy Hero Day

Every year, just like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day always follows.  For some, this day is easier than Mother’s Day, for others it’s harder.  For some, like me, both days just kind of stink.  I do spend the day missing my dad, just as I missed my mom on Mother’s Day. I will go to hisContinue reading “Happy Hero Day”

The Importance of Help

It has always been in the forefront of my mind that there are many people that know they require mental health care, but are not sure where to go.  This hit home for some in my circle this week.  My friends suffered a loss that could have potentially been prevented if their friend had beenContinue reading “The Importance of Help”

Grief and Mental Health

To go along with my last post about mental health, I thought I would also talk about how our grief interferes with our mental health.  As it is not an actual DSM diagnosis, people pass off grief as just a short term thing that does not affect our mental state for that long. But untilContinue reading “Grief and Mental Health”

May: Mental Health Awareness

I did not want May to end without talking about Mental Health Awareness month.  May is set aside for mental health, for advocacy, for awareness, and for helping people see that taking care of your mental health is ok.  Not only is it ok, it is required of us to take care of our mentalContinue reading “May: Mental Health Awareness”

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the day in which we honor those who have fallen during active service for our country. We spend time remembering their sacrifice and their bravery. In recent times, Memorial Day has been the unofficial kickoff of summer. Some kids are already out of school, pools are opening, shopping sales are great, andContinue reading “Memorial Day”