There is so much to be aware of in the month of September, especially in 2020. When we practice this type of awareness, it is not just an opportunity to recognize the people in our communities who struggle with the disorder/illness. It's more than just an attempt at fostering more diversity and inclusion. Awareness can help YOU down the line. Yes, YOU!
I had the unique opportunity to attend this year’s Millennial Summit. It is usually an in-person event in the state of Delaware but 2020 went virtual, giving me the access to attend all the way over here in Richmond, VA! Today’s focus was all things leadership. I learned so much from the speaker of the course on creating relationships in the workplace, even virtually. This was the Founder/CEO of iMap Strategic Solutions, and she really knows her stuff!
This year, we have been forced to think of sacrifice and the things we can’t do. Now is the perfect time to switch our focus to all the things we can do.
Here we are again. It’s 2020 and we have to convince the world (and ourselves) that Black Lives Matter as much as any other. I don’t care how we got here in June of 2020 or why people have suddenly jumped onto the cause, but I am glad that the floodgates have opened. Somehow, more people have made themselves aware of this serious issue and have taken the stand to put an end to systematic racism in America. For that, I am thankful.
Locked Up - They Won’t Let Me Out As we hear news in Richmond, VA that the city will be on lockdown until at least May 28th, 2020, some may feel discouraged. We may be forced to consider the fact that this date could be pushed back yet again. Whatever the reason, there’s no denying that people are eager to partake in activities outside of the home.
When we hear the word "acceptance" we instantly think of giving up or giving in. We go straight to denial: "No, I cannot accept this." Here's a secret... You can accept something without agreeing with it.
If your depression presents itself anything like mine does, the self-isolation symptom could happen daily! Memes have been floating around the 'net about quarantine feeling just like any other day.
**Disclaimer** I am not a medical professional and am not intending to give medical advice. These are suggestions based on my own life experience as someone who has a mental illness and has checked into a mental health hospital. **Disclaimer**