Tag: mental health

I Saw The Purple Scars

“You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. That’s an education in itself.” ~ Carol Burnett A bit of a heads-up: I am going to tackle something here I’ve never tackled. I hope you choose to stay with me because…

A Swift Kick In My Determination

Are you a few pounds overweight? I am. Many of us can relate, and that’s why, when I read an inspirational story recently, I knew I must share. It’s from my friend, Turtle. Her post reminded me of a tragedy that occurred last year. Turtle profiled Cameron, a man who recently lost quite a bit…

A Gift For Dad

The Interwebs were dripping with it Sunday, oozing love for fathers everywhere. Sentiments like “I love you, dad,” and “To the best dad ever!” were plastered everywhere. Normally, I’d be in that camp too, but that wasn’t always the case. It happened on Thanksgiving day a few years ago, a day for giving and remembering…

Is YOUR Name On The List?

When did your love of writing begin? Are certain people responsible? I’ve been thinking lately about how mine began. The presentation of Auntie Hazel’s flashy script and grandma’s heartfelt poems filtered down through dad (both links lead to Sass and Vinegar, a tribute to two creative sisters who loved wordplay). I figured my interest came from dad’s…