Mental health. Something that is getting more and more attention in society. It’s a broad word to encompass our thoughts, feelings, perceptions, and behaviors in relation to ourselves, and others around us. It is something that we can not rid ourself of and must be regulated to live efficient, productive lives. And it's time we really see the value in exploring our minds and how we evolve as a collective society. As a clinician who has a background in social work, I have had amazing opportunities to see what the negative impacts of a dysfunctional mental state can do to ones health and impact the world in which they create. I have a background working in the foster care system in varying roles and even as a therapist in a locked psychiatric hospital. I have heard and seen things that many will only witness on TV. It is because of my experiences that I came to the realization that we need to change the way we look at mental health, and how we treat it.
Parenting. A tall order for many adults who—let's just be real—don’t know what the heck they are doing (I certainly don’t! 😝)! It’s one of the biggest responsibilities we have in life. We are supposed to raise a child to be a kind, healthy, happy human who can take care of themselves efficiently. Now how the hell does one do that?!
Yes, I said it. Honor your ex. The person that broke your heart into a million pieces. The person that fought with you, ignored you, and dishonored you. Yes, and I still want you to honor them. Because that experience with them was priceless, once you shift your perspective.