Matthew Perry, Recovery, Drug Courts and Finding Real Solutions

I caught Matthew Perry the other night on a British Talk show discussing his recovery and the goal of his team to create a drug court, so as to separate those who need treatment and support to rehabilitate, from those … Continue reading

A Remarkable Survivor Reminds Us that Acceptance is Freedom…

I have had little direct contact with people having schizophrenia or those who love and support people who have this illness. In my class we read about it and heard from parents and siblings who care for those with this … Continue reading

NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Health) is Here for You..Parents and Family Need Help Too!

I was pleasantly surprised when I saw so many people attending the Palm Beach County NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) lunch and learned that our guest speaker was Christine Stapleton.  My daughter and I gained much strength and understanding … Continue reading

Do You Have a Sense Of Humor? Your Life Depends on It.

Originally posted on The Manifest-Station:
 Do You Have a Sense Of Humor? Your Life Depends on It. After I put up a funny picture which said “May Your LIfe Be As Awesome as You Pretend It Is on Facebook” and…

May Matthew’s legacy be a catalyst to real change…

May all the hope, faith, and love Rick Warren spread to so many return to him and his family ten fold following the passing of his son. Hopefully in Matthew Warren’s name they will find the strength to force the … Continue reading

My Mom, NAMI, and Letting Go…For Parents of Those Who Suffer

My Mom, having raised three daughters with a smorgasbord of issues, decided that at 72 years old she was going to go down to the National Alliance of Mental Illness near her home in Florida, and get the facts on … Continue reading

“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” ― Dr. Seuss

A Woman was suffering guilt, shame, and regret from the sins she committed before she started recovery. The self-loathing, and the negative self-talk were taking over her days, leading her to a toxic place where her physical health was deteriorating. … Continue reading

Where can I unpack this luggage?? Please advise…

Where should I put this luggage?? The cards I had been dealt have been reshuffled, reorganized, and played differently in the last five years. The beauty of surrendering to what is, the hand you have before you, is freedom, and … Continue reading