Kat, Tomorrow marks 10 years that your light has not been here with us. I miss you baby girl. Every day you cross my mind. Sometimes with tears, sometimes with a smile. Whenever a butterfly crosses my path I know it is you saying hi. It always makes me smile and remember our talks about … Continue reading Capital H
What is the best way to support a friend that is going through a challenging time? What do you say? What don't you say? These are real questions that usually come up when you aren't even prepared to deal with them. I come to these questions via many different angles but today I am going … Continue reading A Personal Angle
I am participating in NAMIWalks Minnesota, the largest event raising awareness about mental illnesses in the state, on September 24th. Mental illness affects 1 in 4 individuals and NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) needs assistance. I participate in NAMI because I have lost multiple family members to suicide, including my daughter, due to the stigma of mental illness. Every … Continue reading Help Me Make A Difference
Last year I had the pleasure of attending a fund-raiser that was put on by a 15 year old to bring awareness to Mental Illness for a 10th grade project. At that time she had recently been diagnosed with depression. This young lady has a beautiful heart, she is impulsive, funny, a little bit crazy, … Continue reading MN Singing for Smiles
Eight years ago today I was dealing with a very emotional and irrational daughter. She was incredibly depressed and there was nothing I could say that was helping her see that this too would pass. Bi-Polar Disorder had consumed all of the chemicals in her brain. In her chemical imbalance-induced pain, leaving this world was … Continue reading Another Year Already
https://youtu.be/jnhHOBBn7wQ I am working to spread my message to help stop the stigma of mental illness. This is my first attempt at doing a youtube video.
Not everyone celebrates golden birthdays as I have recently found out. In our family they have always been treated with extra special attention. I was on a mission to find something that would show you how special you are to me. Something that would remind you of my feelings for you whenever you glanced at … Continue reading Little Gold Bands