Sep 3, 2014 - Inspirational Stories    Comments Off

Two Cups of Coffee – Inspiring Story

Two Cups of Coffee

Two Cups of Coffee

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 Hours in a day is not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.

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Sep 3, 2014 - Quick Notes and Facts    Comments Off

SUDs

Seemingly Unimportant Decisions are…  Read more »

Aug 31, 2014 - Mental Health, Quick Notes and Facts    Comments Off

What is Mental Health Recovery

Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation for a person with a mental health problem to be able to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her  Read more »

Aug 19, 2014 - Quotes for Sharing    Comments Off

I have a past…

I have a past, but I don't live there anymore

I have a past, but I don’t live there anymore

Another picture from the garden with added words of wisdom.  The past gives us tools we can use to improve on the present but certainly is not a place that binds us.  From seed, to stem, to bud, to flower… not from seed to stem…to stem…to stem…to stem…well, you get the idea … However, we can go from flower to spreading seeds which makes it all that much more worth it…

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Aug 18, 2014 - Quotes for Sharing    Comments Off

From Earth’s Lips…

From the earth's lips spoken without a sound

From earth’s lips spoken without a sound

Another close up of a Poppy flower on my porch.  It was just so pretty I couldn’t resist capturing its essence.  There’s always time to appreciate the beauty of nature — the rewards are numerous!

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Aug 18, 2014 - Quotes for Sharing    Comments Off

Choice, Chance, Change

You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change...

You must make a choice to take a chance…

I took this image of the marigolds blooming on my porch the other day…and then thought, “Why not add an inspirational quote?”  I couldn’t think of a reason why not, so I did… Feel free to share it with others…

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Aug 18, 2014 - Quotes for Sharing    Comments Off

Confusing & Difficult but Worth It

Embroidered

Embroidered

When I consider all of the times I’ve thought “Gee, must be nice” or “Sure, if I had your luck I could succeed too” I am also reminded of the times these thoughts have come from others when considering my own good fortunes. Without a doubt, just like those I may envy, my own good fortunes have come from hard work, at times agony, and absolute trials that lasted for years upon years. Nothing fell into my lap, and I continue to work hard to progress on the path I have chosen for myself. No doubt, the same is true for most of us.

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Jul 15, 2014 - Process Addictions    Comments Off

Brief Workaholism Research Summary

Work Addiction

Work Addiction

I needed to complete a brief research summary on Workaholism (a process addiction) and now that it is completed, graded, and the course has concluded, I’ve decided to share it here for others to review and hopefully as a helpful informational source and starting point for anyone interested in exploring work addiction.

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Jun 19, 2014 - EcoWellness, Nature Therapy    Comments Off

Salutogenic Effects of Nature: Improving SMI Wellness

Nature for Wellness

Nature for Wellness

Another course assignment that meant a great deal to me because I know we need to do more for those struggling with mental illness and I firmly believe in the power of nature to do a lot more than we give it credit for.

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Dec 7, 2013 - Career Counseling, Case Studies    Comments Off

Career Counseling: Special Populations Case Study

This hypothetical case study focused on the use of career assessment tools with a member of one of the special populations (Latina). This case report aims to depict working with special populations in career counseling and considers the intake interview, assessments, interventions, and outcomes. The individual in this case report is strictly hypothetical

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