Author: rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

  • Commentary:No Safe Place

    “After another deadly weekend,mass shootings across the country,we know–oh, how we know–how high the stakes,how polarized the public:the desperation for liberty, equality, and justiceand the rage and backlash against it.”― Shellen Lubin This is not an article about the second ammendent of the USA Constitution, but rather an observance from someone who looks from afar. Nobody […]

  • Stress; Relief- Prt 2

    “Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.” – Paulo Coelho Winter, the first snowfall this year saw over eighteen inches on the ground. For many […]

  • A Re-Blog: My Code Of Honor

    ***I have posted this twice before, but because there are many new to this blog I feel it needs to be posted again. I needed to do some editing because some links no longer exist.*** We should live, act, and say nothing to the injury of anyone. It is not only best as a matter […]

  • Stress, Dealing With It – Part One

    “Just when you feel you have no time to relax, know that this is the moment you most need to make time to relax.”― Matt Haig, Reasons to Stay Alive Stress, it is part of daily life! You feel it in your job, school, and even in the home. Since it is almost a daily thing, the […]

  • Relief, How Do You Spell It?

    “The truth is that stress doesn’t come from your boss, your kids, your spouse, traffic jams, health challenges, or other circumstances. It comes from your thoughts about your circumstances.”―Andrew Bernstein Years ago, the antacid, Rolaids had this tag line, “How do you spell relief?” “R-O-L-A-I-D-S” Back in the early eighties a sibling was experiencing severe stomach […]

  • A Re-Blog

    I came across this Doctor’s blog when he decided to follow this blog. He is just starting out and I would recommend that you take a look at his one post. I decided to follow his blog. I hope you will help encourage him and welcome him into the WordPress Community. Dr. Akhlesh Patel With […]

  • More Than A Cartoon Charater

    “No one is every only one thing. Inside one person there are so many different people, and quite often they’re at war with each other, and sometimes one of them is winning, and sometimes another. We’re all so hard to understand, aren’t we? I don’t even understand myself.”― Louis de Bernières, So Much Life Left Over […]

  • Knowing Our Past, Guide to Your Future

    “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”― Søren Kierkegaard I am old enough to remember watching the nightly news with my parents as they re-played the most shocking news of the day, President Richard Nixon resigns as of noon the next day. I once saw a sign on the fridge of […]

  • Expanding The Issues

    As long as inequality and other social problems plague us, populists will try to exploit them. Kofi AnnanRead more at I either heard or read this: “if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for everything”!(author unknown) America Has Been Here Before In the early twentieth century three major movie studios were established. […]

  • The Vulnerable

    “When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.”― Madeleine L’Engle Let me be blunt, I abhor violence! I grew up always in fear, fear of someone acting out in violence. […]

  • Where Have They Gone?

    “It should feel genuinely good to earn income from your blog – you should be driven by a healthy ambition to succeed.” – Steve Pavlina In Memory of Ashley L. Peterson – Mental Health @ Home The other day I was doing some reading catching up on the blogs I follow. Then I was totally shocked, […]

  • If— 

    If you can keep your head when all about you        Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,     But make allowance for their doubting too;    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,     Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

  • Final Affairs

    In 2000 my mom was rushed to St. Joseph Hospital in London, Ontario. After arriving she was placed in an induced comma. She was in the that comma until the morning that she died. The morning of February 11th she was taken off all life support and quickly passed away quietly in her bed, she […]

  • Quality V Quantity Arguement

    “The intention to live as long as possible isn’t one of the mind’s best intentions, because quantity isn’t the same as quality.” ~ Deepak Chopra I have been having this debate in my mind for years. I have asked myself about the affects that meds I take are worth it. For instance, the sleeping pill, […]

  • Upate: 9/23/2022

    I have been struggling with those issues concerning my legs and feet. I have been struggling with sleep, some nights very few hours of sleep. This leaves me exhausted, lack of concentration, and just completely frustrated. Since my last post I turned sixty-one. I ask myself where do all the years go? It feels like […]

  • Things Happen

    The world is so unpredictable. Things happen suddenly, unexpectedly. We want to feel we are in control of our own existence. In some ways we are, in some ways we’re not. We are ruled by the forces of chance and coincidence. Paul AusterRead more at Everyone wants to feel like they are in control, […]

  • Should I Feel Guilty?

    I was on the phone with my aunt yesterday and we chatted like we always do. She then broke the news to me that my father passed sometime last month. If you have read any of my posts where I have written about the relationship between us, you would know that there was no real […]

  • Dateline: Sunday September 4, 2022

    “Your mental wellbeing should be one of the most important cares in your life.” ― Germany Kent The past several weeks have been very tiring. The main issue, migraine headaches! This one lasting four weeks plus! I was so thrilled when I learned I now have one thousand plus follow!, Thank you to everyone! My […]

  • Being Macho; Over Rated?

    Feminism is nothing but equality, and actually, feminism benefits men because it liberates us and it releases us from many stigmas imposed by the macho culture on us as well. So if more of us could understand that it’s nothing but equality, I think many agendas in terms of equality would have advanced quicker because […]

  • Women & Violent Marriages

    Caution: This may sound like a political view, but on the contrary, it is about spousal abuse and the effects that it has on a household. I lived in such a household. My father would fly into rages and it left us, his children, always on edge. Just recently I found out that when I […]

  • Commentary: I Am Not A Woman

    This is not a post where I give my approval or disapproval to the issue of abortion. It is a post that I have been giving thought to since yesterday, Friday, morning. I ask you not to infer one way or the other of where I may stand. “I recognize no rights but human rights […]

  • Child Abuse: Dr. Ramani on the Emotion of Healing Adult Survivors

    Get access to hundreds of LIVE workshops with MedCircle psychologists & psychiatrists: Watch this full series with Dr. Ramani instantly HERE: Dr. Ramani discusses the emotion of healing adult survivors of child abuse. In this eye-opening interview, Dr. Ramani opens up about the one thing that rattles her: child abuse. She discusses what […]

  • Generational Views and Differences

    Tradition is not a fetish to be prayed to-but a useful record of experiences. Time should bring improvement-but not all old things are worthless. We are served by both the moderns and the ancients. The balanced man is he who clings to the best in the old-and appropriates the desirable in the new. – Richard […]