Dealing with addiction can be incredibly challenging, and knowing where to turn for help can be difficult. It’s essential to remember that addiction is a severe illness and not a reflection of someone’s character or strength. Showing your loved one compassion and support is crucial, but it’s also essential to prioritize your well-being and establishContinue reading “A/D/D/I/C/T/I/O/N”


Post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD, is a severe mental health condition that can significantly impact an individual’s brain. This disorder can arise from exposure to or witnessing a traumatic event, such as military combat, physical or sexual assault, or a natural disaster. Those who have PTSD may experience symptoms such as vividContinue reading “PTSD AND ITS EFFECT ON THE BRAIN”

Its OK Not To Be OK

Feeling not okay sometimes is an entirely normal experience that everyone goes through. Life’s challenges can be overwhelming, and it’s crucial to practice self-compassion by allowing yourself to feel your emotions. It’s okay not to have all the answers; when you need help, feel free to ask for it. Remember to prioritize your well-being andContinue reading “Its OK Not To Be OK”

I don’t think I’m enough…

It’s understandable to feel that way sometimes, but it’s important to remember that you are worthy and capable. Don’t be too hard on yourself; try to focus on your strengths and accomplishments. It’s okay to ask for help and support when needed and to prioritize self-care and self-improvement. You are enough, and with time andContinue reading “I don’t think I’m enough…”

   The World According To Mr. Rogers                                          

Competition. It’s a word that makes many of us very edgy, and it’s a situation that we have probably been living with since we were very small. For some people competition is a thrill, a stimulation, a challenge. For others, it’s a source of sadness and anger and apprehension. For still others, it’s a mixtureContinue reading ”   The World According To Mr. Rogers                                          “

Daily Reflections May 8th

All of A.A.’s Twelve Steps ask us to go contrary to our natural desires . . . they all deflate our egos. When it comes to ego deflation, few Steps are harder to take than Five. But scarcely any Step is more necessary to longtime sobriety and peace of mind than this one. TWELVE STEPSContinue reading “Daily Reflections May 8th”

The War Within

Amidst all the chaos and confusion, our minds can feel like a battleground. But we must remember that we are warriors in this fight, and our strength will carry us through. Though it may seem like a daily struggle, we can overcome any obstacle with patience and perseverance and rise above the darkness surrounding us.Continue reading “The War Within”

The World According To Mr. Rogers

I believe it’s a fact of life that what we have is less important than what we make out of what we have. The same holds true for families: It’s not how many people there are in a family that counts, but rather the feelings among the people who are there. -Fred Rogers “Mister Rogers’Continue reading “The World According To Mr. Rogers”

May {Mental Health Awareness Month}

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to highlight the importance of mental health and its impact on our overall well-being. It’s a time to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and promote resources for those struggling with mental health challenges. This month encourages us to prioritize self-care, seek needed support, and advocate for better mentalContinue reading “May {Mental Health Awareness Month}”

Why It’s Important to Talk About Mental Health in the Workplace

Discussing mental health in the workplace is crucial since it dramatically impacts our lives. For example, when employees experience stress or anxiety, it can significantly affect their productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction. In contrast, addressing mental health concerns in the workplace creates an environment that is positive, supportive, and empowering for employees. Addressing mental healthContinue reading “Why It’s Important to Talk About Mental Health in the Workplace”

The Connection Between Exercise and Mental Health

I try to be more health-conscious in my life, and I’ve always been intrigued by the correlation between exercise and mental health. Through my personal experience, I have realized that regular exercise helps me maintain my physical health and positively impacts my mental well-being. Extensive research has shown that exercise can significantly reduce symptoms ofContinue reading “The Connection Between Exercise and Mental Health”

The Power of Mindfulness and How It Can Improve Your Mental Health

Are you familiar with the concept of mindfulness? It is a practice that involves being fully present and engaged at the moment without judgment or distraction. Research has proven that mindfulness has numerous benefits for mental health, such as reducing stress and anxiety, improving mood, and enhancing overall well-being. One of the ways that mindfulnessContinue reading “The Power of Mindfulness and How It Can Improve Your Mental Health”

Twenty-Four Hours a Day Monday Mar 20

Thought for the Day When we were drinking, we used to worry about the future. Worry is terrible mental punishment. What’s going to become of me? Where will I end up? In the gutter or the sanitarium? We can see ourselves slipping, getting worse and worse, and we wonder what the finish will be. SometimesContinue reading “Twenty-Four Hours a Day Monday Mar 20”

Twenty-Four Hours a Day Friday Mar 17

AAA Thought for the Day A.A. also helps us to hang onto sobriety. By having regular meetings so that we can associate with other alcoholics who have come through that same door in the wall, by encouraging us to tell the story of our own sad experiences with alcohol, and by showing us how toContinue reading “Twenty-Four Hours a Day Friday Mar 17”


Most of us, I believe, admire strength. It’s something we tend to respect in others, desire for ourselves, and wish for our children. Sometimes, though, I wonder if we confuse strength with other words-like, like aggression and even violence. Real strength is neither male nor female, but it is, quite simply, one of the finestContinue reading “THE WORLD ACCORDING TO MISTER ROGERS”

December 27th FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Without even the tiniest expressions of love, you can’t sustain the larger ones. So, dust off your ‘thank yous’ and appreciate the love in your life that is your life. -Byron Jamal The hardest thing to do sometimes is love from a distance. -Joshua Bridges Perfection is what you’re striving for, but perfection is anContinue reading “December 27th FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

Be Equipped for Recovery

If you want to be healed, make a commitment right now to begin the process of grieving. Take steps forward, even when you have to force yourself. These daily devotions introduce you to the tools you need for working through the process of grieving. We want you to be equipped for recovery. You may feelContinue reading “Be Equipped for Recovery”

Joy Can Return

It does get better; you will experience joy again. In her book A Passage Through Grief, Barbara Baumgardner writes, “They told me one day I would go twenty-four hours without thinking of my loss. I told them they were crazy. “They weren’t crazy; they were right. At first, I felt guilt, then elation.”[1] God isContinue reading “Joy Can Return”

Good morning you beautiful, unique you!

Let us motivate each other today and stay positive. We all have things happen that turn our lives upside down. What is important is that we recognize what the problem is and pick ourselves back up and move forward. Helping others helps you. Be the support someone needs, be a shoulder to cry on, andContinue reading “Good morning you beautiful, unique you!”

I’ve Learned So Much Since Becoming A Bereaved Parent – Here Are The 10 Most Important Things

by Jennifer Canvasser  Trigger warning: child loss Years have passed since I held my son Micah in my arms. Micah died from complications of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a devastating intestinal disease, just before his first birthday. When Micah died in the Pediatric ICU, we left the hospital with his things in a plastic hospital bag and a 30-page booklet withContinue reading “I’ve Learned So Much Since Becoming A Bereaved Parent – Here Are The 10 Most Important Things”