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Suicide Awareness…

September is officially the month designated as Suicide Awareness Month. In 2016, suicide became the #2 killer of our kids. It still rages on. Mental health has been shredded through the pandemic. People feel isolated and alone. Hope has been lost. Make sure you are staying connected with your family and friends. If you get a vibe from someone that they might be contemplating suicide, encourage them to seek help. Suicide awareness is a daily practice…

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Good Health…

Good health is within your reach if you really want it. Get plenty of rest, eat good, natural foods, exercise for an hour every day, read good books and articles, and take time to connect with other people. You will live longer and feel better. The choice is ours…

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The Resilience Breakthrough Podcast

I had the privilege of being a guest on “The Resilience Breakthrough Podcast “ hosted by Christian Moore and Dave Biesinger. This was a fun, lively and impactful conversation. We address a lot of societal and cultural issues of today. Our open dialogue will move you and, hopefully, allow you to see the world through a new prism. Click on the link to listen:

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Horrific Life Experiences…

I have a gift. People willingly share their personal stories with me without prompting from me. I’m honored to listen. Every person’s story involves hardship, loss, pain. Some are stories of rape, abuse and control. People do horrible, unthinkable things to other people. Please be kind to everyone you meet. You don’t know what lies beneath…

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Reach Out…

We are in the final stages of the pandemic, and that’s something to be grateful for. Yet the damage to mental health rages on. Reach out to your friends and family, work colleagues and acquaintances to see how they are doing. Really doing. And if you aren’t feeling just right, please find someone to talk to. There is light on the other side of the dark…

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Struggling Kids…

Yesterday I was privileged to speak to a group of foster children. It felt great to be speaking again, especially with kids. I was an insecure, angry, struggling kid myself, and because of my upbringing I connect with kids.

If a child reached out to you, please take the time to engage with them. Kids today need hope, they need validation, and they need us…

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Driven…

Whatever you get excited about, do more of that. The world needs driven people who are trying to do good. As for me, I’m just trying to spread some kindness, compassion and humor into a world in desperate need of it…

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Memorial Day…

Memorial Day is a Remembrance Day established in 1868 that officially became a holiday in 1971. We are called to remember the brave men and women who died while serving our country in the military. At 3:00 p.m. local time, we are asked to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of them for their dedication and service to the United States. We have freedoms here in America that others don’t have. What some take for granted others cherish. It is because of our freedom that people can peaceably protest or fail to stand for the National Anthem. Whether we agree with these things or not isn’t the point. We have the freedom to choose.

So however you are spending the day, with family and friends, barbecuing or on the lake, I encourage you to take a moment at 3:00 to pause and reflect. We must #neverforget…

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