Self-Care: Loving You Every Day

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines the term mental health as “our emotional, psychological, and social well-being which affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices”. It is important to note that we often use the terms “poor […]

How to Not Let Fear Overrun Your Life

There are hundreds of self-help books and motivational speakers who have all shared on the topic of not living in fear. So what makes my message different? Well, I’m not going to sell you the same euphemisms and impassionate pleas to not let your fears run your life. I want to draw your mind’s eye […]

My Community

As I travel and interact with Adventist and non-Adventist, young and old in my community, they all have the same commonality which is to keep safe and be well. We are living in a time of uncertainties. There is no one answer to the many questions being asked. We are bombarded with information that sometimes […]

Helping the Helper – Part 1

I find myself thinking back to the early 2000s when I was a young social worker providing substance abuse counseling and running relapse preventions groups. I had the privilege of having some veterans in my groups. I don’t remember the exact prompt but the rest I recall vividly. I think the group was discussing triggers […]