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Mental Wellness for Chronic Illness and Disability

Do you have a chronic illness or disability? Chances are that if you personally don’t, you know someone who does. What I’ve come to discover in my own journey with a physical disability is that no one tells you about the mental health…

Challenge Your Love

We are living in a world with a great divide.  Obviously, this is something that is not new, but it is certainly in the limelight currently with the potential to encourage genuine change, not only in America but in the world.  Where…

Your Own Personal Pandemic

There seems to be a great deal of focus on what we are each accomplishing during this pandemic. That somehow, if you don’t clean the spare bedroom out, finish a novel, up your exercise routine, or discover a hidden talent then you’re……

Go Beyond the Like

Imagine someone you consider a social butterfly. You likely conjure to mind a person whom you believe to be incredibly invested in their social interactions; who seems to invest time in cultivating relationships with others. In envisioning…

Good Grief

A dear friend of mine passed away a couple of days ago and I find myself pierced with grief.  It’s a full mind, body, spirit engulfment, isn’t it?  It takes you deep within to those spaces within yourself that hold memories that both heal…

Question Yourself

I imagine I’m not the only one who has read self-help articles over the years that encourage us to stop questioning our selves?  Typically, these articles are referring to those self-doubt quips that rise up within us and cause us to minimize…

With Regard

We have mental filters that we process our lives through.  They are beliefs about how the world should be, and through those beliefs we create judgments.  This person is covered with tattoos, thus (insert belief).  This person is divorced,…

Reunited!

After a five-month hiatus, it is my great honor to return to the Hometown Gazette and reconnect with all of you on a bi-weekly basis.  During our time apart, I often thought about what I would share with you upon my return.  There were many…

What's the Score?

While out walking the dogs this morning, I had that Beyonce song pop into my head.  The one about “if you liked it then you should have put a ring on it.”  I have no idea why, really, as R&B music is not my jam.  I couldn’t help…

Who Do You Love?

Who do you love?  It seems a pretty straight forward question, right?  Perhaps you responded with the name of an individual, or those of your children, or a pet?  Did anyone respond, “Me!”?  Because here’s what I’ve been noticing…