Greg received his shoes from the Safety truck at his workplace. His shoes were provided by his job. What is your biggest mental health struggle? Depression and the antidepressant medication making me feel snowed. I’ve been playing around with the timing of my dosages so that I can think clearer during working hours. Not be… Continue reading Their Shoes #56
It’s a few days late for Mental Health Mondays but what can I say? It’s been a busy week! Marcie bought her shoes at Mark’s Work Warehouse. What is your biggest mental health struggle? Consistency! It’s not easy to have consistency in habits and in keeping a job. Mental illness affects me differently from day… Continue reading Their Shoes #55
Going to mix things up once again…I’m unable to volunteer at the homeless shelter for a few weeks because of commitment to an ongoing family issue. Let’s take a Mental Health Monday approach… The author—Rita—bought her shoes at Payless a couple of years ago. She abhors shoes and would wear sandals all year long except for… Continue reading Their Shoes #54
Stephen’s a regular client of the shelter. For the past several months, he’s joined their Street Patrol. Looking for the homeless for two or three hours a day in alleys, dumpsters and parks. Handing out hygiene kits and lunches. Informing them of the shelter as a place to eat, shower and obtain clothing. Stephen’s shoes… Continue reading Their Shoes #26
We’ve all had rotten days. Days where nothing goes right. Every time something goes wrong, we reinforce it. We tell anyone within earshot, “See? Nothing is going right today! But, what if we focused on what went well? Well, on Thursday, I tried that approach. A day where everything went wonderful… I had planned the… Continue reading A Fantastic Day!
Stress is a fact of life. Things don’t go always go “our way”. Bad things do happen to good people. But, what can we do when it’s beyond our control? If Plan “A” quickly turned to Plan ”EF”, for Epic Fail, look to see if damage control can be done. A cool head prevails. Take… Continue reading Soar Like A …Pigeon!
I’ve kept track. I’m good at math, after all. So far I’ve survived 100% of my worst days. As my dear old Dad would say,”This too shall pass.” Dad wouldn’t boost me up, telling me that I was strong and could survive anything. Nope. He just gave me hope things would change. Circumstances may look… Continue reading Wisdom
Chris’s shoes were donated by the homeless shelter. Chris works at a grocery store, corralling buggies. He also volunteers on his days off at the shelter, serving food and washing dishes. What do you think is the biggest struggle facing the poor on a daily basis? “The biggest problem for them is being hungry. Often… Continue reading Their Shoes- #6
Anthony (or “Big Ant” as he’s fondly called) received his red Jordan shoes from a friend. Big Ant works security at Caesars Windsor and is an operations manager at the homeless shelter. He helps out with cooking to feed 200 people a day, serves clients , distributes hygiene kits, washes dishes and does whatever… Continue reading Their Shoes- #5
“I want you to do this. Every morning before you get out of bed, do this.” My family doctor offered his wisdom on how to deal with stressors in my life. Stress over things I couldn’t change. Stress ate at me. You’d think I’d be thin by now but actually the cortisol from being… Continue reading One Sure-Fire Trick!