School Volunteers Make Things Happen! Nominate Yours #Contest #kellogger #FeedingBetterDays

There is something about our country that really bothers me. That's hungry children! In such a strong, wealthy country, this should never occur. Thankfully, there are donations and volunteers who help to make a dent in this horrific problem. When a child arrives at school hungry, it affects their … [Read more...]

Abuse Takes All Forms – This Is Abuse! Know it! #Repost

  There is no need for an introduction to abuse, however, there seems to be a need to explain what it is. Abuse is when a person tries to control the behaviour of another person. This could be physical, psychological or sexual. It's when someone uses their intimate relationship to … [Read more...]

Smile, People Are Watching You

How many times have you put a fake smile on your face? Believe it or not, you're not alone. It happens all the time, every day, to someone you know and it's getting worse. The more aware we are, the less aware we become. I'm not sure why that is, but I have a theory. No matter how much it's … [Read more...]

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful

Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful - I just saw this the other day on t-shirt hanging in the window of a store. A slogan that struck me profoundly. It's not really new, we've seen it many ways before. This time though was different. So many things have been happening around me and in the news. A … [Read more...]

Learning To Focus, To Calm The Mind And Improve Memory With Muse @ChooseMuse #Giveaway

I have a lousy memory. It's not due to my age, I swear, it's due to my children. I used to have a great memory before my first was born. Then slowly but surely, itty bitty parts of my memory began to fall away. Now I can barely remember why I went into the kitchen! My husband also has a bad … [Read more...]

Isn’t It Time That Compassion Returned To The World? #Depression #Mentalillness

Whatever you may think, each and every one of us has had contact with mental illness. You may not of realized it but it was there. It could be a friend, relative, your favourite cashier or someone you had an impromptu chat with while catching a bus. Maybe the cab driver who took you to the … [Read more...]

The Definition Of A Bully – February 26th #PinkShirtDay #AntiBullyingDay

DEFINITION: BULLY - a person who uses strength or influence to harm or intimidate those who are weaker: he is a ranting, domineering bully (Oxford Dictionary) BULLYING - use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force them to do something: a local man was bullied … [Read more...]

The Most Interesting Day Of January, According To Moi Is Today Jan 21

January 21st is National Hugging Day. How sweet is that? I'm a hugger, no doubt about it. I'll meet you once and the second time around you'll get a hug. That's just me. A hug is so simple and yet has so many benefits to it. 1. Hugs create a feeling a safety 2. Hugs boost self-esteem … [Read more...]

It Pays To Persist! Not All #Brands And #PRReps Hold Depression Or Anxiety Against You

It Pays To Persist! A few months ago I told you about the struggles I had been having with depression and anxiety. You can read those posts here and here. I took a leave from blogging to try and pull myself together. I'm much better but still working on it as I imagine I will for a long … [Read more...]

Life’s Not Easy And Neither Is Talking About It – Anxiety #Depression

As some of you may of noticed, I've done no blogging over the past several months. I've turned down many an opportunity for both you and me. The reason? Anxiety! I curled up into a ball and did nothing. So many fears crept in. No self confidence. I began staying indoors for fear I had … [Read more...]

Depression – It’s Not Just “The Blues”

Everyone suffers occasionally from "The Blues". That feeling of sadness. It's not uncommon and can be caused by many things. You can feel sad when a loved one leaves home for the first time or when the holiday season is over. What if that sadness lasts a long time? You could have depression. … [Read more...]

Bound By Concussion: Hitting The One Year Mark

In a mere few weeks our household hits a one year anniversary. It's not a good one. November 23rd marks the first year of my husbands car accident. First year of his concussion. Confusion and pain. Confusion for both of us. It's hard to explain to someone something you know little about. How … [Read more...]