Time To Do Something Different?

“Texas ranks 50th out of 51 (including D.C.) in overall access to mental health care.”  Greg Hansch, NAMI (2021) Part of creating healthy, thriving communities is having access to the care for the people that live there. People are made of mind, body, and spirit. So the best environment has access to things like hospitals, […]

For the One Parent…With a Front Row Seat to Your Child’s Pain

Sometimes I look at the broken fragments of life and think there is no way that good will come. This especially applies to my perspective as a parent. When it boils down to it, I don’t want loneliness, pain, or heartbreak to be part of my child’s story. I want only friendship, success, joy, and […]

Courage ~ It’s Fear Walking

It has been my tendency to want to want the fear to go away before I do the walking. I think I will step out when… I know it is going to all come together. I have the reassurance that I won’t be rejected. I know it will make an impact. I believe I will […]

Together We Can Heal

One of the most common coping mechanisms for pain and struggle is denial. Just the thought of voicing the issue out loud brings a quickening of the heart due to anxiety and the gnawing of shame in the pit of our stomach. The story we tell ourselves is that if it stays locked inside our […]

How Do We Want to Close Out 2020?

Today we say goodbye to 2020. While we may not have the same stance on what 2020 should have been, I think we can all agree that it was a year that stretched us individually and collectively. For some, the tension led to growth and an openness to doing things in new ways. There was […]

Merry Christmas from Us

Love. We pray that each of you feel it’s presence today. We know for some there is celebration and joy and others there is grief because of a loss or a struggle. Regardless of where the day finds you, may you give yourself the gift of grace and love. Merry Christmas to each and every […]

Mental Health Matters

We do not just talk the talk about this as a family … we walk the walk. All four of us can tell you that it does make a difference to address your mental health. It is not something you have to feel shame about. And while your spiritual health is so important, spiritual and […]

Finding Serenity

My friend is upset. My husband is angry. My child is stressed. My family member is pursuing something I wouldn’t choose for them. All of these scenarios can trigger a flood of uncomfortable emotions in me. Fear, shame, embarrassment, doubt…to list a few. For many years I responded to these types of triggers by trying […]

World Suicide Prevention Day – Together We Can Make A Difference

Suicide. It isn’t a word that we ever have expectations will be part of our story or someone’s close to us. However, it shows up uninvited bringing pain and sorrow that can be hard for even the strongest of us to bear. It has arrived in my life in many different forms. My own battle […]

Freedom From Means Freedom To

Yesterday I was helping two moms. One has a daughter who is struggling with a mental health issue and she said to me, “I see you, I see hope.” Then I had another mom reach out about a rare medical diagnosis that we have experienced in our family. She typed to me that she had […]