Their Shoes #56

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

Their Shoes #55

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

Their Shoes #54

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

Their Shoes #26

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

A Fantastic Day!

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!

Soar Like A …Pigeon!

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!

Wisdom

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